Parallel Verses

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].

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,

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 In that same way, you should allow your light [i.e., influence] to shine in front of people, so that they will see your good deeds and [be led to] honor your Father in heaven. 17 "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]. 18 For it is true when I say, not one little letter or even a portion of a letter will be removed from the law of Moses until everything is accomplished [that is required by them]. [When that happens, then] heaven and earth will pass away [i.e., be destroyed. See II Peter 3:12].


Cross References

Romans 3:31

Do we then [intend to] destroy law [observance] because faith [in Christ is now required]? Certainly not! But [instead], we uphold [the validity of] law.

Romans 10:4

So, Christ has brought an end to the law [as a means] of being made right with God for every person who believes [in Him].

Romans 10:4-8

So, Christ has brought an end to the law [as a means] of being made right with God for every person who believes [in Him].

Romans 10:4

So, Christ has brought an end to the law [as a means] of being made right with God for every person who believes [in Him].

Matthew 3:15

But Jesus answered him, "Allow it [to be done], for it is proper for us to complete everything that is right [before God]." So, John agreed to it.

Matthew 7:12

Therefore, everything that you would like people to do to you, do [these things] to them also. For this is [what is required by] the law of Moses and the prophets.

Luke 16:17

But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away [i.e., to be destroyed. See II Pet. 3:3], than for one portion of a letter of the law of Moses to be dropped.

John 8:5

Now in the law, Moses required us to stone such people [to death], so what do you say [should be done with her]?"

Acts 6:13

They had arranged for the false witnesses to say, "This man will not stop speaking against the Temple and the law of Moses,

Acts 18:13

and said [about him], "This man is persuading people to worship God contrary to the law [of Moses]."

Acts 21:28

shouting, "[You] Israelites, help [us]! This man is teaching people everywhere [to be] against our people [i.e., the Jews], the law of Moses and this place [i.e., the Temple]; and in addition to that he has also brought Greeks [i.e., Gentiles] into the Temple and has [thereby] contaminated this holy place."

Romans 8:4

so that the requirements of the law could be [considered] fulfilled in us, who do not live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, but according to [the promptings of] the Holy Spirit.

Galatians 3:17-24

Here is what I am saying: The Agreement originally made by God [with Abraham], with its attending promises, was not canceled when the law of Moses was given some four hundred and thirty years later.

Galatians 4:4-5

But, when [God's] timing fully arrived, He sent His Son, born to a woman [i.e., Mary], born during [the time when] the law [of Moses was still in effect],

Colossians 2:16-17

So, do not allow anyone to judge [i.e., condemn] you for what you eat, or what you drink, or regarding [your non-observance of] a [yearly] festival, or a [monthly] "new moon" observance, or a [weekly] Sabbath day.

Hebrews 10:3-12

But those sacrifices were [only] a reminder of [the people's] sins year after year,

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