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Matthew 5:17

Context
Fulfillment of the Law and Prophets

5:17 “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. 1 

Matthew 7:12

Context
7:12 In 2  everything, treat others as you would want them 3  to treat you, 4  for this fulfills 5  the law and the prophets.

Matthew 22:40

Context
22:40 All the law and the prophets depend 6  on these two commandments.”

1 tn Grk “not come to abolish but to fulfill.” Direct objects (“these things,” “them”) were frequently omitted in Greek when clear from the context, but have been supplied here to conform to contemporary English style.

2 tn Grk “Therefore in.” Here οὖν (oun) has not been translated.

3 tn This is a generic use of ἄνθρωπος (anqrwpo"), referring to both males and females.

4 sn Jesus’ teaching as reflected in the phrase treat others as you would want them to treat you, known generally as the Golden Rule, is not completely unique in the ancient world, but here it is stated in its most emphatic, selfless form.

5 tn Grk “is.”

6 tn Grk “hang.” The verb κρεμάννυμι (kremannumi) is used here with a figurative meaning (cf. BDAG 566 s.v. 2.b).



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