- Mark 12:29
- Mark 12:29
- (KJV) And Jesus answered him, The first of all the
commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one
- (1611 KJV) And Iesus answered him, The first of al the
commandements is, Heare, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord:
- (1587 Geneva Bible) Iesus answered him, The first of all the
commandements is, Heare, Israel, The Lord our God is the onely Lord.
- (1526 Tyndale) Iesus answered him: the fyrste of all the
comaundementes is. Heare Israel: The Lorde God is one Lorde.
- Counterfeit Versions
- (NIV) "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O
Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one
- (NASV) Jesus answered, "The foremost is, 'HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR
GOD IS ONE LORD;
- (THE MESSAGE) Jesus said, "The first in importance is, 'Listen, Israel:
The Lord your God is one;
- (NLT) Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O
Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord.
- (ESV) Jesus answered, "The most important is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord
our God, the Lord is one.
- (CEV) Jesus answered, "The most important one says: `People of Israel,
you have only one Lord and God.
- (NCV) Jesus answered, "The most important command is this: 'Listen,
people of Israel! The Lord our God is the only Lord.
- (1901 ASV) Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our
God, the Lord is one:
- (NLV) Jesus said to him, "The greatest Law is this, 'Listen, Jewish
people, The Lord our God is one Lord!
- (HCSB) "This is the most important," Jesus answered: Listen, Israel! The
Lord our God, The Lord is One.
- (RSV) Jesus answered, "The first is, `Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God,
the Lord is one;
- (NAB-Roman Catholic) Jesus replied, "The first is this: 'Hear, O Israel!
The Lord our God is Lord alone!
- (NWT-Jehovah’s Witnesses) Jesus answered: “The first is, ‘Hear, O
Israel, Jehovah our God is one Jehovah,
- Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
- o de ihsouV apekriqh autw oti prwth paswn twn entolwn
akoue israhl kurioV o qeoV hmwn kurioV eiV estin
- Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
- apekriqh o ihsouV oti prwth estin akoue israhl kurioV o qeoV hmwn kurioV
- Corrupted Manuscripts
- This verse is corrupted in the following Manuscripts:
- Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus -
Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
B 03 - Vaticanus - Fourth century
- L 019 - Seventh century
- 037 - (Majuscule) Ninth Century
- Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse
- Byzantine Text (450-1450 A.D.)
- Stephanus 1550
- Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
- Omits “of all the commandments”
- Tischendorf, Constantine - 1869
- Tregelles, Samuel - 1857
- Alford, Henry - 1849 revised in 1871
- Westcott and Hort - 1881
- Nestle - 1927 as revised in seventeenth edition in 1941
- Nestle-Aland - 1979 - Twenty Sixth Edition
- Nestle-Aland - 1993 - Twenty Seventh Edition
- United Bible Societies - 1983 - Fourth Edition
- Affected Teaching
- (Mark 12:28 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? In verse
28 a Scribe asks Jesus which is the first commandment of all? In Mark 12:28
and 29 the Greek word behind “first” is the word “protos” and carries with
it the idea of “foremost or most important.” This is important because Jesus
and the Scribe are referring to the first of “all” the commandments and not
just a certain section of them. The modern versions omit the section where
it says “of all the commandments.” Jesus is emphasizing the fact that the
Lord our God is one in essence, one in unity, one in purpose, one in truth,
one in love, one in judgment, and one in holiness and for a person to
realize this, it will then become apparent as to the reasons for the other
hundreds of other laws which will fall under the umbrella of this first and
foremost law. It is shame that these modern versions omit this very
important part because this verse and verse 30 are very important to
understand the rest of the law.