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30 You are to love the Lord Yahweh, your God, with every passion of your heart, with all the energy of your being, with every thought that is within you, and with all your strength. This is the great and supreme commandment. 31 And the second is this: ‘You must love your neighbor[a] in the same way you love yourself.’ You will never find a greater commandment than these.”

32 The religious scholar replied, “Yes, that’s true, Teacher. You spoke beautifully when you said that God is one, and there is no one else besides him.[b]

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  1. Mark 12:31 The Aramaic is literally “your nearest,” which is a figure of speech for “your friend.”
  2. Mark 12:32 See Deut. 4:35.