22:16 They sent to him their disciples along with the Herodians, 1 saying, “Teacher, we know that you are truthful, and teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. 2 You do not court anyone’s favor because you show no partiality. 3
22:36 “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 4
1 sn The Herodians are mentioned in the NT only once in Matt (22:16 = Mark 12:13) and twice in Mark (3:6; 12:13; some
2 sn Teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Very few comments are as deceitful as this one; they did not really believe this at all. The question of the Pharisees and Herodians was specifically designed to trap Jesus.
3 tn Grk “And it is not a concern to you about anyone because you do not see the face of men.”
4 tn Or possibly “What sort of commandment in the law is great?”