There is no other commandment greater than these.'" But they were only the more determined to entrap Him, and with this object they sent to Him spies, "which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of His words, that so they might deliver Him unto the power and authority of the governor." Possibly for this cause his brother scribes selected him, and put him forward to ask the testing questions. 12:31 The second is like unto it - Of a like comprehensive nature: comprising our whole duty to man. There stood the young Galilean, bearing no earthly honor or royal badge. But they were only the more determined to entrap Him, and with this object they sent to Him spies, "which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of His words, that so they might deliver Him unto the power and authority of the governor." New Living Translation (NLT), The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’, NLT Teen Life Application Study Bible, Hardcover, NLT Chronological Life Application Study Bible, Leatherlike Brown/Green/Dark Teal, NLT Life Application Large-Print Study Bible, Third Edition--soft leather-look, brown/tan (red letter), NLT Boys Life Application Study Bible, LeatherLike, Midnight/Blue, Contemporary Comparative Side-by-Side Bible (NIV, NKJV, NLT, THE Message). 31 The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[a] No other commandment is greater than these.”. Mark 12:31 Parallel Commentaries No other commandment is greater than these.'" Surrounding Him were priests in their rich apparel, rulers with robes and badges. They could not refute His charges. There is no other moral, much less ceremonial commandment, greater than these. I should imagine him to have been a very superior man amongst his fellows, a man of greater light and discernment than the rest, and of greater ability in statement and discussion. Mark 12:31 New Living Translation << Mark 11 | Mark 12 | Mark 13 >> 31 The second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' Mark 12:31, CSB: "The second is, Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other moral, much less ceremonial commandment, greater than these. He that stealeth committeth …Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857, ControversyThe priests and rulers had listened in silence to Christ's pointed rebukes. This command, which deals with God the Almighty must ever take precedence of every other. Mark 12:31, NLT 31 The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. He that stealeth committeth, The priests and rulers had listened in silence to Christ's pointed rebukes. Mark 12:31 New Living Translation (NLT) 31 The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ [ a ] No other commandment is greater than these.” Footnotes: Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. They did not send the old Pharisees whom Jesus had often met, but young men, who were ardent and zealous, and whom, they thought, Christ, It was the last day of Christ's teaching in the temple. Never before had such a scene been witnessed. Other commandments deal with man and man, but this with man and his Creator. This command, which deals with God the Almighty must ever take precedence of every other. 12:31 The second is like unto it - Of a like comprehensive nature: comprising our whole duty to man. Surrounding Him were priests in their rich apparel, rulers with robes and badges …Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages, It strikes me that this scribe was half-hearted in the work of tempting our Lord, even at the first. Now, it will sometimes happen that a man is thrust forward by others to do what he would never have thought of, It is "the first commandment," again, not only for antiquity, but for dignity. Lev 19:18. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. Never before had such a scene been witnessed. Of the vast throngs that were gathered at Jerusalem, the attention of all had been attracted to Him; the people had crowded the temple courts, watching the contest that had been in progress, and they eagerly caught every word that fell from His lips. Mark 12:31, NASB: "'The second is this, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' They did not send the old Pharisees whom Jesus had often met, but young men, who were ardent and zealous, and whom, they thought, Christ …Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages, Woes on the PhariseesIt was the last day of Christ's teaching in the temple.