1. Herod's decree of slaying innocent children was prophesied in Wis. 11:7 Matt. 2:16 – Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men. Wis. 11:6-8 Instead of a spring, when the perennial river was troubled with impure blood, 7. as a rebuke to the decree for the slaying of infants, 8. You gave them abundant water in an unhoped-for way. 2. Jesus' statement about laying up for yourselves treasure in heaven follows Sirach 29:11 Matt. 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: Sirach 29:11 – Dispose of your treasure as the Most High commands, for that will profit you more than the gold. 3. Jesus' golden rule "do unto others" is the converse of Tobit 4:15 Matt 7: 12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Tobit 4:15 – Do to no one what you yourself dislike. 4. Jesus' statement "you will know them by their fruits" follows Sirach 27:6 Matt. 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Sirach 27:6 – The fruit of a tree shows the care it has had; so too does a man’s speech disclose the bent of his mind.