“Happy are you when people insult you and harass you and speak all kinds of bad and false things about you, all because of me.
Be full of joy and be glad, because you have a great reward in heaven. In the same way, people harassed the prophets who came before you.
“You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its saltiness, how will it become salty again? It's good for nothing except to be thrown away and trampled under people's feet.
You are the light of the world. A city on top of a hill can't be hidden.
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they put it on top of a lampstand, and it shines on all who are in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before people, so they can see the good things you do and praise your Father who is in heaven.
“Don't even begin to think that I have come to do away with the Law and the Prophets. I haven't come to do away with them but to fulfill them.
I say to you very seriously that as long as heaven and earth exist, neither the smallest letter nor even the smallest stroke of a pen will be erased from the Law until everything there becomes a reality.