What does Matthew 5:17-19 mean? Jesus seems to be teaching that we must follow all the laws of Moses, including the very least of them. Are Christians required to follow all the 612 laws of Moses? This teaching of Jesus must be interpreted in light of his death and resurrection. Romans 7 says that we died to the law through the body of Christ. This video explains how Romans 7 helps us interpret Matthew 5:17-19.