111"Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely 2on my account.123Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for 4so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
13"You are the salt of the earth, 5but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.146"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.157Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.16In the same way, let your light shine before others, so 8that they may see your good works and 9give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
1710"Do not think that I have come to abolish 11the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but 12to fulfill them.18For truly, I say to you, 13until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.1914Therefore whoever relaxes 15one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least 16in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great 17in the kingdom of heaven.20For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds 18that of the scribes and Pharisees, you 19will never enter the kingdom of heaven.