Greatest Commandment — Love God Mark 12:29

Click here re the "make-up" of the human package as revealed in the use of the words in Greek in the New Testament

Hearts for logical wishing and hoping, souls for verbal feeling and expressing, minds for mental knowing and understanding, and strength for bodily working and serving :-)

When asked, Jesus brought the foremost command: "Love God, With all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, with all your strength" from Deuteronomy 6:4-5 (originally written in Hebrew), with Jesus's words in Mark 12:29-30 written in Greek. Click here for the other gospel renditions.

Jesus then added, though unasked , the second command "and your neighbour as yourself" from Leviticus 19:18.

And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart (Heb) (Gk), and with all your soul (Heb) (Gk), and with all your mind (Gk only), and with all your strength (Heb) (Gk): this is the first commandment.
And the second is like, namely this, you shall love your neighbour as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.


So, at the end of it all,  to paraphrase, "With all your inward passion and planning — future expectations, with all your outward expression lifestyle and speech — living in the present, with all your inward knowing and comprehension — from past experiences and teaching, with all your outward strength and talents, love the Lord your God — and your neighbour — the one who is in need and is near by, as yourself.

Click here for a list of the Hebrew and Greek words for Love.