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Mark: 12
28Then one of the lawyers, who had been listening to these discussions and had noted how well he answered, came forward and asked him, 'Which commandment is first of all?' 29Jesus answered, 'The first is, "Hear, O Israel: the Lord your God is the only Lord; 30love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength." 31The second is this: "Love your neighbour as yourself." There is no other commandment greater than these.' 32The lawyer said to him, 'Well said. Master. You are right in saying that God is one and beside him there is no other. 33And to love him with all your heart, all your understanding, and all your strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself—that is far more than any burnt offerings or sacrifices.' 34When Jesus saw how sensibly he answered, he said to him, 'You are not far from the kingdom of God.'

After that nobody ventured to put any more questions to him.

Matthew: 22
34Hearing that he had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees met together; 35and one of their number [Some witnesses add: a lawyer.] tested him with this question: 36'Master, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?' 37He answered, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind." 38That is the greatest commandment. It comes first. 39The second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself." 40Everything in the Law and the prophets hangs on these two commandments.'

Luke: 10
25ON ONE OCCASION a lawyer came forward to put this test question to him: 'Master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?' 26Jesus said, 'What is written in the Law? What is your reading of it?' 27He replied, 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.' 28'That is the right answer,' said Jesus; 'do that and you will live.'

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
The katapi New Study Bible Synopsis of the Gospels is based upon the headings displayed in the New Study Bible reference table which in turn follows the headings printed in the United Bible Societies' New Testament in Greek. These sections are more useful for bible study. Columns are arranged so that the first column is your chosen heading from the bible passage list (highlighted). The harmonies that follow across the web-page are then in the normally accepted order.
For Old Testament references quoted by New Testament authors, you should either go back to the passage listing web-page and select the link on the 'version' column; or click on the column heading and search through the chapter for the relevant passage; than select the OT passage from the reference column.

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