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Salt in the Bible

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New Testament References
==New Testament References==
*'''[[Gospel of Matthew]] 5:13'''
King James Version
*'''[[Gospel of Matthew]] 5:13'''13 ''Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.''Byzantine Majority Greek:13 umeiV este to alaV thV ghV ean de to alaV mwranqh en tini alisqhsetai eiV ouden iscuei eti ei mh blhqhnai exw kai katapateisqai upo twn anqrwpwn
*'''[[Gospel of Mark]] 9:49-50 Salt mixed with Fire ...'''
::''Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.''::49 ''For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.'' ::50 ''Salt [is ] good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another."''*'''[[Gospel of Luke]] 14:3334-35'''::34 ''"Salt [is ] good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?''::35 ''It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; [but ] men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear."''* '''Colossians 4:6''' :6 ''"Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man."''
* '''James 3:11-12'''
:King James Version::3:11 ''Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet [water] and bitter?''::3:12 ''Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so [can] no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.'':Byzantine Majority Greek::11. mhti h phgh ek thV authV ophV bruei to gluku kai to pikron::12. mh dunatai adelfoi mou sukh elaiaV poihsai h ampeloV suka outws oudemia phgh alukon kai gluku poihsai '''udwr'''
In the New Testament, Matthew 5:13 Jesus said, "You are the salt of the earth." He added that if the salt loses its flavor, it is good for nothing but to be trampled. Jesus said this in order to show his disciples how valuable they were and this saying is commonly used today to describe someone who is of particular value to society. In addition, the preservative quality of salt is in view here to show how the disciples were called to preserve the society and the world around them from moral decay. On another occasion according to the Gospels, Jesus commanded his followers to "have salt within them"<ref> Source: [[w:History_of_salt#Biblical_references|Wikipedia: ''History of salt'']]</ref>

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