36Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
36 Verse 36. Which is the great commandment] We see here three
kinds of enemies and false accusers of Christ and his disciples;
and three sorts of accusations brought against them.
1. The Herodians, or politicians and courtiers, who form
their questions and accusations on the rights of the prince, and
matters of state, .
2. The Sadducees, or libertines, who found theirs upon matters of
religion, and articles of faith, which they did not credit,
3. The Pharisees, lawyers, scribes, or Karaites, hypocritical
pretenders to devotion, who found theirs on that vital and
practical godliness (the love of God and man) of which they wished
themselves to be thought the sole proprietors, .