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Matthew 5:15-17 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick, and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven.

17 [a]Think not that I am come to destroy the Law, or the Prophets. I am not come to destroy them, but to [b]fulfill them.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 5:17 Christ came not to bring any new way of righteousness and salvation into the world, but to fulfill that in deed which was shadowed by the figures of the Law, by delivering men through grace from the curse of the Law: and moreover to teach the true use of obedience which the Law appointed, and to engrave in our hearts the force of obedience.
  2. Matthew 5:17 That the prophecies may be accomplished.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Matthew 5:15-17 New International Version (NIV)

15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

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.

New International Version (NIV)

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