Jesus Speaks on the Authority of God’s Word

“I have come to fulfill the Law and the Prophets. Truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law. Truly I tell you, until everything is accomplished the Law and the Prophets will remain.”– Jesus (Matthew 5:17-18)

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” – Jesus (Mark 13:31)

“Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commands will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. Anyone who teaches others to break the least of these commandments will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” – Jesus (Matthew 5:19-20)

“Put into practice these words of mine and then you will be wise.” – Jesus (Matthew 7:24)

“Unless your righteousness and obedience to the Law and Prophets surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.” – Jesus (Matthew 5:20)

“By their fruit you will recognize the good tree from the bad. For false prophets—those who claim to speak for my Father—will come to you. They will appear as innocent as sheep, but inwardly they seek to devour you. Watch out for such men, for they like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted with respect. They have the most important seats in the places of worship and are honored at banquets. They make a show with their lengthy prayers. These false prophets will be punished most severely.” – Jesus (Matthew 7:18-20, 15) (Mark 12:38-40)

“Offer the gifts Moses commanded as a testimony to your faithfulness.” – Jesus (Matthew 8:4)

“If anyone will not welcome you and listen when you say to them, ‘The kingdom of heaven is near’, then shake the dust off your feet when you leave their home, town, or place of worship. I tell you the truth, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgement than for those who reject your words.” – Jesus (Matthew 10:14-15)

“All the Prophets and the Law prophesied until the coming of John. If you are willing to accept the words of the Prophets and the Law, John is the Elijah who was to come.” – Jesus (Matthew 11:13-14)

“David did what was not lawful and yet I desire mercy, not sacrifice, for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.” – Jesus (Matthew 11:4,7) (John 12:47)

“Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish.” – Jesus (Matthew 12:40)

“The one who hears the words of my Father and understands, produces a crop.” – Jesus (Matthew 13:23)

“Every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven brings out new treasures and old.” – Jesus (Matthew 13: 52)

“You nullify the word of God (Matthew 15:6), for you have let go of the commandments of God in order to hold onto the traditions of men.” – Jesus (Mark 7:9)

“As spoken by the prophets, Elijah comes and will restore all things. But I tell you, Elijah has already come and you did not recognize him. – Jesus (Matthew 17:11-12) Yes, it has happened just as it was written about him.” – Jesus  (Mark 9:13)

“You must obey the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees who sit in Moses’ seat. Do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach and teach.” – Jesus  (Matthew 23:2-3)

“Practice the law and practice justice, mercy, and faithfulness.” – Jesus (Matthew 23:23)

“All the Scripture must be fulfilled. All this has taken place so that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.” – Jesus (Matthew 26:54, 56)

“Consecrated bread is lawful only for the priests to eat, but the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” – Jesus (Mark 2:27)

“When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, others quickly fall away.” – Jesus (Mark 4:17)

“Anyone who teaches one of these little ones who believe in me to sin is in danger of being cast into hell where the fire never goes out.” – Jesus (Mark 9:42-44)

“What did Moses command you? How do you read it?” – Jesus (Mark 10:3)

“You know the commandments. Now come and follow me.” – Jesus (Mark 10:21)

“It is written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.'”  – Jesus (Mark 11:17)

“The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him.” – Jesus (Mark 14:21)