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Matthew 5:17

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.a

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Matthew 5:17 — English Standard Version (ESV)

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.

Matthew 5:17 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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

Matthew 5:17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

17 Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose.

Matthew 5:17 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

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

Matthew 5:17 — New Century Version (NCV)

17 “Don’t think that I have come to destroy the law of Moses or the teaching of the prophets. I have not come to destroy them but to bring about what they said.

Matthew 5:17 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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

Matthew 5:17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

17 Think not that I am come to make void the law or the prophets; I am not come to make void, but to fulfil.

Matthew 5:17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

17 “Don’t ever think that I came to set aside Moses’ Teachings or the Prophets. I didn’t come to set them aside but to make them come true.

Matthew 5:17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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

Matthew 5:17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.

Matthew 5:17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

17 “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.

Matthew 5:17 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

17 “Do not think I have come to get rid of what is written in the Law or in the Prophets. I have not come to do that. Instead, I have come to give full meaning to what is written.

Matthew 5:17 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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


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