English Standard Version
"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.
King James Bible
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Darby Bible Translation
Think not that I am come to make void the law or the prophets; I am not come to make void, but to fulfil.
World English Bible
"Don't think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets. I didn't come to destroy, but to fulfill.
Young's Literal Translation
'Do not suppose that I came to throw down the law or the prophets -- I did not come to throw down, but to fulfil;
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
To destroy (καταλῦσαι)
Lit., to loosen down, dissolve; Wyc., undo.
LibraryJune 9. "Ye are the Light of the World" (Matt. v. 14).
"Ye are the light of the world" (Matt. v. 14). We are called the lights of the world, light-bearers, reflectors, candle-sticks, lamps. We are to be kindled ourselves, and then we will burn and give light to others. We are the only light the world has. The Lord might come down Himself and give light to the world, but He has chosen differently. He wants to send it through us, and if we don't give it the world will not have it. We should be giving light all the time to our neighbors. God does not put …
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"So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.
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