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Matthew 5:13 NIV

Salt and Light

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

References for Matthew 5:13

Study tools for Matthew 5:13

  • a 5:21 - Exodus 20:13
  • b 5:22 - The Greek word for "brother or sister" ("adelphos" ) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman; also in verse 23.
  • c 5:22 - Some manuscripts "brother or sister without cause"
  • d 5:22 - An Aramaic term of contempt
  • e 5:27 - Exodus 20:14
  • f 5:31 - Deut. 24:1
  • g 5:37 - Or "from evil"
  • h 5:38 - Exodus 21:24; Lev. 24:20; Deut. 19:21
  • i 5:43 - Lev. 19:18