22 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. Matthew 22:37-40 New International Version (NIV). Barnes' Notes on the Bible. 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. Matthew 22:34. Matthew 22:37-40. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ [] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. Matthew 22:37-38 New International Version (NIV) 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. Jesus converses with a Pharisee respecting the law - See also Mark 12:28-34. Matthew 22 New International Version (NIV) The Parable of the Wedding Banquet. The Pharisees … were gathered together - That is, either to rejoice that their great rivals, the Sadducees, had been so completely silenced, or to lay a new plan for ensnaring him, or perhaps both. Matthew 22:37-39 NIV. Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ Read verse in New International Version The Greatest Commandment (). Jesus said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart — Concerning this first and great commandment, and the words wherewith Moses prefaced it, see note on Deuteronomy 6:5; and for the elucidation of this whole paragraph, see the notes on Mark 12:28-34, where the conversation which our Lord had with this scribe is related more at large. Matthew 22:37 37 Jesus replied: “ ‘ Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind .’ c i Read more Share Copy 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ [] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.