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Mark 12:28

    Mark 12:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And one of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together, and knowing that he had answered them well, asked him, What commandment is the first of all?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And one of the scribes came, and hearing their argument together, and seeing that he had given them a good answer, put the question to him, Which law is the first of all?

    Webster's Revision

    And one of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together, and knowing that he had answered them well, asked him, What commandment is the first of all?

    World English Bible

    One of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together. Knowing that he had answered them well, asked him, "Which commandment is the greatest of all?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And one of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together, and knowing that he had answered them well, asked him, What commandment is the first of all?

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 12:28

    See the notes at Matthew 22:34-40.

    Mark 12:28

    Perceiving that he answered them well - That is, with wisdom, and with a proper understanding of the law. In this case the opinion of the Saviour corresponded with that of the Pharisees; and the question which this scribe put to him now seems to have been one of the very few candid inquiries of him by the Jews for the purpose of obtaining information. Jesus answered it in the spirit of kindness, and commended the conduct of the man.

    Wesley's Notes on Mark 12:28

    12:28 Which is the first commandment? - The principal, and most necessary to be observed. Mt 22:34; Lu 10:25.