that they may judge the people at all times; and it shall be that they shall bring to thee every great matter, and that they shall judge every small matter, and they shall lighten the task on thee, and they shall bear it with thee.
Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?
And one of the scribes who had come up, and had heard them reasoning together, perceiving that he had answered them well, demanded of him, Which is the first commandment of all?
And Jesus answered him, The first commandment of all is, Hear, Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord;
And a second like it is this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is not another commandment greater than these.
And I sent messengers to them, saying, I am doing a great work, and I cannot come down. Why should the work cease, whilst I leave it and come down to you?
And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not; for behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith Jehovah; but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou shalt go.
How doth the city sit solitary that was full of people! She that was great among the nations is become as a widow; the princess among the provinces is become tributary!
Fools and blind, for which is greater, the gold, or the temple which sanctifies the gold?
Fools and blind ones, for which is greater, the gift, or the altar which sanctifies the gift?
For this cause I say unto you, Do not be careful about your life, what ye should eat and what ye should drink; nor for your body what ye should put on. Is not the life more than food, and the body than raiment?
But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
and knowest the will, and discerningly approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
1 Corinthians 15:3
For I delivered to you, in the first place, what also I had received, that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures;