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Deuteronomy 6:5

    Deuteronomy 6:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and thou shalt love Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the Lord your God is to be loved with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

    Webster's Revision

    and thou shalt love Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

    World English Bible

    and you shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 6:5

    Thou shalt love the Lord, etc. - Here we see the truth of that word of the apostle, 1 Timothy 1:5 : Now the End of the Commandment is Love out of a pure heart, etc. See the whole of the doctrine contained in this verse explained on Matthew 22:36-40 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 6:5

    Since there is but One God, and that God is Israel's God, so Israel must love God unreservedly and entirely. The "heart" is mentioned as the seat of the understanding; the "soul" as the center of will and personality; the "might" as representing the outgoings and energies of all the vital powers.

    The New Testament itself requires no more than this total self-surrender of man's being to his maker Matthew 22:37. The Gospel differs from the Law not so much in replacing an external and carnal service of God by an inward and spiritual one, as in supplying new motives and special assistances for the attainment of that divine love which was, from the first and all along, enjoined as "the first and great commandment."

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 6:5

    6:5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart - And is this only an external commandment? Can any then say, that the Sinai - covenant was merely external? With all thy heart - With an entire love. He is One; therefore our hearts must be united in his love. And the whole stream of our affections must run toward Him. O that this love of God may be shed abroad in our hearts.