Matthew 5:17-20

The Fulfillment of the Law

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.
19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Cross References 4

  • 1. John 10:34,35; Romans 3:31
  • 2. Psalms 119:89; Isaiah 40:8; Isaiah 55:11; Matthew 24:35; Mark 13:31; Luke 16:17; Luke 21:33
  • 3. James 2:10
  • 4. Isaiah 26:2; Matthew 18:3; John 3:5
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