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Mark 12:29

    Mark 12:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Jesus said in answer, The first is, Give ear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord;

    Webster's Revision

    Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one:

    World English Bible

    Jesus answered, "The greatest is, 'Hear, Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one:

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 12:29

    Hear, O Israel! - This was said to call the attention of the Jews to the great importance of the truth about to be proclaimed. See Deuteronomy 6:4-5.

    The Lord our God ... - Literally, "Yahweh, our God, is one Yahweh." The other nations worshipped many gods, but the God of the Jews was one, and one only. יהוה Yahweh was undivided; and this great truth it was the design of the separation of the Jewish people from other nations to keep in mind. This was the "peculiar" truth which was communicated to the Jews, and this they were required to keep and remember forever.

    Wesley's Notes on Mark 12:29

    12:29 The Lord our God is one Lord - This is the foundation of the first commandment, yea, of all the commandments. The Lord our God, the Lord, the God of all men, is one God, essentially, though three persons. From this unity of God it follows, that we owe all our love to him alone. Deut 6:4.