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Matthew 5:18

“For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For verily I say vnto you, Till heauen and earth passe, one iote or one title, shall in no wise passe from the law, till all be fulfilled.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the law, till all things be accomplished.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly I say to you, Till heaven and earth come to an end, not the smallest letter or part of a letter will in any way be taken from the law, till all things are done.
- Basic English Bible

For verily I say unto you, Until the heaven and the earth pass away, one iota or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law till all come to pass.
- Darby Bible

For verily I say to you, Till heaven and earth shall pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
- Webster's Bible

Solemnly I tell you that until Heaven and earth pass away, not one iota or smallest detail will pass away from the Law until all has taken place.
- Weymouth Bible

For most certainly, I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not even one smallest letter or one tiny pen stroke shall in any way pass away from the law, until all things are accomplished.
- World English Bible

Forsothe Y seie to you, til heuene and erthe passe, o lettir or o titel shal not passe fro the lawe, til alle thingis be doon.
- Wycliffe Bible

for, verily I say to you, till that the heaven and the earth may pass away, one iota or one tittle may not pass away from the law, till that all may come to pass.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:18

5:18 Till all things shall be effected - Which it either requires or foretells. For the law has its effect, when the rewards are given, and the punishments annexed to it inflicted, as well as when its precepts are obeyed. #Luke 16:17; 21:33|.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:18

Mt 5:18 Verily I say unto you. This formula always introduces a very emphatic saying. It occurs thirty times in Matthew. See notes on Mr 3:28 Lu 4:24 Joh 3:3. One jot or one tittle. "Jot" means the smallest letter of the Hebrew alphabet, while "tittle" refers to a simple turn by which one letter is distinguished from another. The expression, "jot or tittle", was proverbial for the smallest part. Till all be fulfilled. Says Dr. Schaff, ``"Till" implies that after the great events of Christ's life, and the establishment of his kingdom, the old dispensation, as a dispensation of the letter and yoke of bondage, as a system of types and shadows, will pass away, and has passed away (Eph 2:15 Col 2:14 Heb 8:13); while the spirit and substance of the law, i.e., love to God and man, will last forever.''

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • MockingBird for verse 16
    The light is Jesus : The light that is in me is Jesus : The good works I believe the writer is saying concerns my walk of faith in God's word : Of course the world does not truly know what good works are : But when I walk in the light as He Jesus is in the light then I believe the lost and dying world will see that there is a special element in me that would attract them to look into : I also do not believe that I am to put up any kind of front that : would be deceiving and turn them away.
  • Christ Jesus makes it clear that if a married women is put away she cant remarry under any circumstance,unless she becomes a widow. A woman should choose her husband wisely,a women should marry a man she feels will love her as he loves his self,and cherish her.
  • Isabelle
    I would go by grace , but remember Jesus even said he did not come to change the law of old so most of the old testament still stands .
  • Kanakasusheela
    There is a lot of difference between the God's laws of ten commandments in Old Testament ,and the 'Sermon on the mount' in New Testament.Here the teaching of Jesus is completely with abundant love , grace and kindness.He wanted to save every one of the Humanity . If all can understand the inner meaning of this message ,There are no quarrels in the families , and there are no wars between the countries, and every where there is peace and harmony . and every one can believe Jesus,and He is the only God of the universe , and we all praise him and glorify him .and there is no sin , and there are no curses,and there is no satan power in this world . And God bless us with power of holy spirit , so that we can over come satan power.Matthew 5: as per this , this is the dream of God, to be the world is like this .
  • Eaglesrock
    Bro Davis if works can not save us how can bad works unsave us. By Grace are you saved by Faith, not of works. Christ has redeemed us from the law. We are not under the law but grace. The purpose of the law was our school master to show us it is impossible to keep the law 615 it pointed to Christ. Old testament is Law, New Testament is Grace. Old Testament is about God, New Testament about Christ. Old testament about a Nation, New Testament about a Person-Jesus Christ. Christ has become of no affect to you who are under the Law are not under Grace. What will it be Law? or Grace? I choose grace.
  • Bro. Davis for verse 17
    Some people take this as the Law does not have to be followed any longer. That can not be farther from the truth! Let me ask you this then. If you are a parent and make rules for your children to follow and you go to work and they break the rules. Do you come home and judge them for breaking the rules and at times forgive them because they repent? Say they are sorry and will not do it again . Do you then do away with the rules they were to follow because they could not keep them? No, you do not because you love them and want only the best for them. Are the rules for their protection and best interest's? Yes! Yahweh God is the same in that he wants only the best for us and the laws were put there for our protection and instructions on how to live right. He in no way is going to take that away from us and let us decide on our own how to live right? He came to take away the Sins in us, not the laws he made for us! We are not bound by the Law, but by the sin that was in us, which would have been death and eternal damnation for us! He came to save us from the bondage of sin, not the Law. He also walked in ALL the Laws and did not break any of them. We are to walk as He did. He used the Holy Spirit to fight off the flesh he occupied while on this earth. It is through that same spirit that we are able to do all things through Him as he is our strength now. The Holy Ghost was given to us and the power of His spirit now dwells in His children to keep the Laws as He did and sinned not!

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