The Two Commandments (Matt 22:34-40)

 The Pharisees take a crack at Jesus, “What's the greatest commandment?” they wanna know. Me, I'd've just asked which ones they are, but our boy clears things up makes an even worse clusterfuck out of it.

37 Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."

That's great, J, only, these aren't part of the Ten Commandments. Any of them. The second one's part of Matthew's Seven, but neither of one them is in the Bible's Ten Commandments, or even in the list everybody calls the Ten Commandments.

Oh great. Now we've got a fourth version where there's only Two, that're greater than all the rest. Let's keep these two and shitcan all the rest. Especially that one about destroying groves and altars.

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