love the Lord your God with all your heart

MATTHEW 22:37

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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Jesus says this is The first and greatest commandment: to love God with all of our heart, soul and mind.

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Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

— Matthew 22:37

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love Ἀγαπήσεις To love (in a social or moral sense) G25
the Lord κύριον Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) G2962
thy σου Of thee, thy G4675
God θεόν A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) G2316
with ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc G1722
all ὅλῃ "whole" or "all", i.e., complete (in extent, amount, time or degree), especially (neuter) as noun or adverb G3650
thy σου Of thee, thy G4675
heart, καρδίᾳ The heart, i.e., (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle G2588

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