Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Think not that I came to abolish the law or the prophets. I came not to abolish, but to fulfill.

New American Standard Bible

“Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.

King James Version

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

Holman Bible

“Don’t assume that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.

International Standard Version

"Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I didn't come to destroy them, but to fulfill them,

American Standard Version

Think not that I came to destroy the law or the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfil.

Amplified

“Do not think that I came to do away with or undo the Law [of Moses] or the [writings of the] Prophets; I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.

An Understandable Version

"Do not think that I came to do away with the law of Moses or the prophets. I did not come to do away with them, but to fulfill them [i.e., their requirements and predictions].

Anderson New Testament

Think not that I have come to make the law or the prophets of no effect. I have not come to make them of no effect, but to give them their full efficiency.

Bible in Basic English

Let there be no thought that I have come to put an end to the law or the prophets. I have not come for destruction, but to make complete.

Common New Testament

"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.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Don't think that I am come to abolish the law or the prophets: I am not come to abolish, but to complete them.

Darby 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.

Godbey New Testament

Think not that I came to destroy the law of the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfill.

Goodspeed New Testament

"Do not suppose that I have come to do away with the Law or the Prophets. I have not come to do away with them but to enforce them.

John Wesley New Testament

Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy but to fulfill.

Julia Smith Translation

Think not that I have come to abolish the law, or the prophets: for I have come not abolish, but to complete.

King James 2000

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Do not think that I have come to destroy the law or the prophets. I have not come to destroy [them] but to fulfill [them].

Modern King James verseion

Do not think that I have come to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I have not come to destroy but to fulfill.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the Prophets: No, I am not come to destroy them but to fulfill them.

Moffatt New Testament

Do not imagine I have come to destroy the Law or the prophets; I have not come to destroy but to fulfil.

Montgomery New Testament

"Do not suppose that I am come to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I am come not to destroy, but to fulfil.

NET Bible

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have not come to abolish these things but to fulfill them.

New Heart English Bible

"Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy, but to fulfill.

Noyes New Testament

Think not that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfill.

Sawyer New Testament

Think not that I have come to destroy the law or the prophets; I have not come to destroy but to complete.

The Emphasized Bible

Do not think, that I came to pull down the law, or the prophets, - I came not to pull down, but to fulfil.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Think not that I am come to destroy the law and the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfil.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Do not think that I have come to do away with the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to do away with them, but to complete them.

Webster

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.

Weymouth New Testament

"Do not for a moment suppose that I have come to abrogate the Law or the Prophets: I have not come to abrogate them but to give them their completion.

Williams New Testament

"Do not suppose that I have come to set aside the law or the prophets.

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.

Worrell New Testament

"Think not that I came to destroy the law, or the prophets; I came not to destroy, but to fulfill.

Worsley New Testament

Think not that I am come to abrogate the law, or the prophets: I am not come to abolish, but to compleat them:

Youngs 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;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
νομίζω 
Nomizo 
Usage: 12

not
μή 
me 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 493
Usage: 1032

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

I am come
ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

to destroy
καταλύω 
Kataluo 
καταλύω 
Kataluo 
Usage: 12
Usage: 12

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

the prophets
προφήτης 
Prophetes 
Usage: 105

I am
ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 5:17

Images Matthew 5:17

Prayers for Matthew 5:17

Context Readings

The Sermon On The Mount: The Law And The Prophets Fulfilled

16 Thus your light should shine before men, so that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in the heavens. 17 Think not that I came to abolish the law or the prophets. I came not to abolish, but to fulfill. 18 For truly I say to you, until the heaven and the earth pass away, one iota or one tittle will, no, not pass away from the law, until all things come to pass.


Cross References

Romans 3:31

Do we then make law void through faith? May it not happen! Instead, we establish law.

Romans 10:4

For Christ is the end of law for righteousness, to every man who believes.

Psalm 40:6-8

Sacrifice and offering thou did not desire, {but a body thou have prepared for me (LXX/NT)}. Whole burnt-offering and sacrifice for sin thou did not require.

Isaiah 42:21

It pleased LORD, for his righteousness' sake, to magnify the law, and make it honorable.

Matthew 3:15

But having answered, Jesus said to him, Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he allows him.

Matthew 7:12

All things therefore, as many as ye may want that men should do to you, so also do ye to them, for this is the law and the prophets.

Luke 16:17

But it is easier for the heaven and the earth to pass away, than for one tittle of the law to fall.

John 8:5

Now in the law, Moses commanded us such women are to be stoned. What therefore do thou say about her?

Acts 6:13

And they put forward FALSE witnesses who said, This man does not cease speaking blasphemous sayings against the holy place, and the law.

Acts 18:13

saying, This man is persuading men to worship God against the law.

Acts 21:28

crying out, Men, Israelites, help. This is the man who teaches all men everywhere against the people, and the law, and this place. And besides he also brought Greeks into the temple, and has defiled this holy place.

Romans 8:4

so that the justice of the law might be fulfilled in us, those who walk not according to flesh, but according to Spirit.

Galatians 3:17-24

And I say this, a covenant previously confirmed by God in Christ, the law, which happened four hundred and thirty years after, does not annul in order to make the promise useless.

Galatians 4:4-5

But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth his Son, born from a woman, born under law,

Colossians 2:16-17

Let not any man therefore judge you in eating, or in drinking, or in the matter of a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths,

Hebrews 10:3-12

But in them is a reminder of sins each year.

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