→New Testament References
==New Testament References==
King James Version
: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.'' ::''For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.'' : :''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: 33-35''': :'' "Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?'': :''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''' '' "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'''
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>