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For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.”  



For truly, I say to you,

Jesus contrasts His view of Scripture with that of religious leaders. The words “for truly” literally mean surely, verily, certainly. A statement of utmost importance follows the word “truly.” Using this introductory formula, Jesus affirmed by solemn declaration His commitment to Scripture. The word “truly” comes from the word “amen,” which means “I believe it.” This word always involves personal acceptance of the truth presented. It was a word dealing with solemn truth.

And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: Re 3:14

until heaven and earth pass away,

In Jesus’ view, nothing will abrogate Scripture.

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. Mt 24:35

“But the word of the Lord endures forever.” Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you. 1 Pe 1:25

not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law

Jesus’ belief in Scripture extended to the smallest Hebrew letter (the jot or yod) and to the smallest stroke of a part of a Hebrew letter (the tittle corresponds to a stroke of a Hebrew letter). Here is what the yod looks like: י and here is the difference between the marks of the tittle in two Hebrew letters: ה and ח. No aspect of Scripture will pass away until creation as we know it passes away.

until all is accomplished.

This is the second “until” clause in this verse, and the repetition indicates strong emphasis. Scriptures emphatically will exist until the end of time. The word “until” introduces time into Jesus’ view of Scripture—Scriptures will exist until God accomplishes what He needs to accomplish. When Jesus fulfills His purpose for time in His Millennial kingdom, He will usher His earthly kingdom into eternity.

Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. 1 Co 15:24-25


Inspiration of Scripture extends to its words.


Jesus had a complete and thorough view of the inspiration of Scripture. His high view of Scripture did not accommodate culture.

If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), Jn 10:35