Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

In like manner, let your light shine before men, - that they may see your good works, - and glorify your Father who is in the heavens.

New American Standard Bible

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

King James Version

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Holman Bible

In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

International Standard Version

In the same way, let your light shine before people in such a way that they will see your good actions and glorify your Father in heaven."

A Conservative Version

Thus your light should shine before men, so that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in the heavens.

American Standard Version

Even so let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Amplified

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good deeds and moral excellence, and [recognize and honor and] glorify your Father who is in heaven.

An Understandable Version

In that same way, you should allow your light [i.e., influence] to shine in front of people, so that they will see your good deeds and [be led to] honor your Father in heaven.

Anderson New Testament

In this way let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Bible in Basic English

Even so let your light be shining before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

Common New Testament

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Daniel Mace New Testament

even so let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father who is in heaven.

Darby Translation

Let your light thus shine before men, so that they may see your upright works, and glorify your Father who is in the heavens.

Godbey New Testament

Let your light so shine before the people, in order that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in the heavens.

Goodspeed New Testament

Your light must burn in that way among men so that they will see the good you do, and praise your Father in heaven.

John Wesley New Testament

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Julia Smith Translation

So let your light shine before men, that they see your good works, and praise your Father, him in the heavens.

King James 2000

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Lexham Expanded Bible

In the [same] way let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Modern King James verseion

Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven.

Moffatt New Testament

So your light is to shine before men, that they may see the good you do and glorify your Father in heaven.

Montgomery New Testament

"So let your light shine before men that they may see good you do, and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

NET Bible

In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good deeds and give honor to your Father in heaven.

New Heart English Bible

Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Noyes New Testament

In like manner let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Sawyer New Testament

Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your father in heaven.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Just so let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in the heavens.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Let your light so shine before the eyes of your fellow men, that, seeing your good actions, they may praise your Father who is in Heaven.

Webster

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Weymouth New Testament

Just so let your light shine before all men, in order that they may see your holy lives and may give glory to your Father who is in Heaven.

Williams New Testament

Let your light shine before people in such a way that they may see your good deeds, and praise your Father in heaven.

World English Bible

Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Worrell New Testament

So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father Who is in Heaven.

Worsley New Testament

So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father, who is in heaven.

Youngs Literal Translation

so let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and may glorify your Father who is in the heavens.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

φῶς 
Phos 
Usage: 44

so
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

λάμπω 
Lampo 
Usage: 4

ἔμπροσθεν 
Emprosthen 
before, in sight, of, against, in the sight of, in the presence of, at
Usage: 27

men
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

ὅπως 
Hopos 
that, how, to, so that, when, because
Usage: 43

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371
Usage: 371

καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

δοξάζω 
Doxazo 
Usage: 42

πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

which is

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 5:16

References

Images Matthew 5:16

Prayers for Matthew 5:16

Context Readings

The Sermon On The Mount: Salt And Light

15 Neither light they a lamp, and place it under the measure; but upon the lampstand, and it giveth light to all that are in the house. 16 In like manner, let your light shine before men, - that they may see your good works, - and glorify your Father who is in the heavens. 17 Do not think, that I came to pull down the law, or the prophets, - I came not to pull down, but to fulfil.


Cross References

1 Peter 2:12

Having, your behaviour among the nations, honourable, - in order that, wherein they speak against you as evil-doers, they may, owing to the honourable works they are permitted to behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

John 15:8

Herein, was my Father glorified, that, much fruit, ye should bear, and become my disciples.

Matthew 9:8

Now the multitudes, seeing, were struck with fear, and glorified the God who had given authority, such as this, unto men.

Proverbs 4:18

But, the path of the righteous, is as the light of dawn, - going on and brightening, unto meridian day.

Matthew 6:1-5

Buttake heed, that ye do not, your righteousness, before men, to be gazed at by them, - otherwise at least, reward, have ye none, with your Father who is in the heavens.

2 Corinthians 9:13

Of many who, through the proof of this ministry, are glorifying God for your acknowledged submission unto the glad-message of the Christ, and for the liberality of the fellowship, unto them, and unto all, -

1 Peter 3:16

Having, a good conscience, in order that, wherein they speak against you, they may be put to shame who cast wanton insult on, your good behaviour in Christ.

1 Peter 4:11

If any one speaketh, as oracles of God, if any one ministereth, as of strength which, God, supplieth, - that, in all things, God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, - unto whom are the glory and the dominion, unto the ages of ages. Amen!

1 Peter 4:14

If ye are being reproached in the name of Christ, happy are ye ! Because, the Spirit, of the glory, and the Spirit of God, unto you is bringing rest.

1 John 1:5-7

And this is the message which we have heard from him, and are reporting unto you, - that, God, is, light, and in him is, no darkness at all.

Isaiah 58:8

Then, shall break forth, as the dawn, thy light, And thy new flesh shall speedily grow, - Then shall go before thee, thy righteousness, the glory of Yahweh shall bring up thy rear:

Isaiah 60:1-3

Arise - shine, For thy light, hath come, - And, the glory of Yahweh, on thee, hath beamed;

Isaiah 61:3

To appoint unto the mourners of Zion - To give unto them A chaplet instead of ashes, The oil of joy instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of the spirit of dejection, - So shall they be called The oaks of righteousness, The plantation of Yahweh: That he may get himself glory

Matthew 5:45

That ye may become sons of your Father who is in the heavens: because, his sun, he maketh arise on evil and good, and sendeth rain, on just and unjust.

Matthew 6:9

Thus, therefore pray, ye: Our Father, who art in the heavens, - Hallowed be thy name,

Matthew 6:16

And, when ye may he fasting, become not ye, as the hypocrites, of sullen countenance, - for they darken their looks, that they may appear, unto men, to be fasting: Verily, I say unto you, they are getting back their reward.

Matthew 23:5

But, all their works, they do, to be gazed at, by men, - for they make broad their amulets, and make large their fringes,

Matthew 23:9

And, father, be none of you called, upon the earth, for, one, is your Father, the Heavenly;

Luke 11:2

And he said unto them - Whensoever ye are praying, say - Father! Hallowed be thy name, Come may thy kingdom,

Acts 9:36

Now, in Joppa, there was a certain female disciple, by name Tabitha, which, being translated, means Dorcas a Gazelle . The same, was full of good works and alms which she was doing.

Romans 13:11-14

And, this besides, - knowing the season - that it is an hour already for you out of sleep to be wakened; for, now, is our salvation nearer than when we believed:

1 Corinthians 14:25

And, so, falling down upon his face, he will do homage unto God, reporting that, in reality, God is, among you.

Galatians 1:24

And they were glorifying, God, in me.

Ephesians 2:10

His, in fact we are - his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus upon a footing of good works, which God prepared beforehand, that, therein, we might walk.

Ephesians 5:8

For ye were, at one time, darkness, but, now, are ye light in the Lord, - as children of light, be walking,

Philippians 2:15-16

In order that ye may become faultless and inviolate, children of God, blameless amidst a crooked and perverted generation, amongst whom ye appear as luminaries in the world,

1 Thessalonians 2:12

To the end ye might be walking in a manner worthy of God, who is calling you unto his own kingdom and glory,

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8

Hence, then, let us not be sleeping, as the rest, but let us watch and be sober: -

2 Thessalonians 1:10-12

Whensoever he shall come, to be made all-glorious in his saints, and to be marvelled at in all who believed, - because our witness unto you was believed, - in that day.

1 Timothy 2:10

But, which becometh women promising godliness, through means of good works.

1 Timothy 5:10

In noble works, being well-attested; - if she hath nourished children, if she hath shewn hospitality, if, saints feet, she hath washed, if, them who were in tribulation, she hath succoured, if, in every good, work she hath followed on:

1 Timothy 5:25

In the same way, the noble works also, are openly evident, - and, they that are otherwise, cannot be hid.

1 Timothy 6:18

To be doing good, to be rich in noble works, to be, generous in giving, ready for fellowship, -

Titus 2:7

In all things, shewing, thyself, an ensample of noble works, - in thine instruction, uncorruptness, gravity,

Titus 2:14

Who gave himself up in our behalf, that he might redeem us from all manner of lawlessness, and purify for himself a people as his own treasure - zealous of noble works.

Titus 3:4

But, when, the graciousness and affection for man of our Saviour God, shone forth,

Titus 3:7-8

In order that, having been declared righteous by his favour, we should be made inheritors, according to hope, of life age-abiding.

Titus 3:14

Moreover, let our own learn to be forward, in honourable works, for the necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful.

Hebrews 10:24

And let us attentively consider one another, to provoke unto love and noble works, -

1 Peter 2:9

But, ye, are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a peculiar treasure, that, the excellences, ye may tell forth, of him who, out of darkness, hath called you into his marvellous light: -

1 Peter 3:1

In like manner, ye wives, - submitting yourselves unto your own husbands; in order that, if any are not yielding unto the word, through their wives behaviour, they may, without the word, be won,

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