Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
Treasury of Scripture
to destroy the law.
Luke 16:17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one pronunciation mark of the law to fail.
John 8:5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what say you?
Acts 6:13 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceases not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:
Acts 18:13 Saying, This fellow persuades men to worship God contrary to the law.
Acts 21:28 Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teaches all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place...
Romans 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yes, we establish the law.
Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believes.
Galatians 3:17-24 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after...
Matthew 3:15 And Jesus answering said to him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
Psalm 40:6-8 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire; my ears have you opened: burnt offering and sin offering have you not required...
Isaiah 42:21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honorable.
Romans 8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Galatians 4:4,5 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law...
Colossians 2:16,17 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days...
Hebrews 10:3-12 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year...
ContextJesus Fulfills the Law
17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 18For truly I say to you, Till heaven and earth pass, one stroke or one pronunciation mark shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19Whoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I say to you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Think not that I came to destroy the law or the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfil.
Do not think that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
Darby Bible 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.
King James Bible
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Young's 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;