The Holman Christian Standard Bible

Matthew 5:17–19

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Christ Fulfills the Law

17 “Don’t assume that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. l 18 For * I assure you: Until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter m or one stroke of a letter will pass from the law until all things are accomplished. 19 Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commands and teaches people to do so 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. n

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5:18 Or not one iota; iota is the smallest letter of the Gk alphabet.