Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 do men burn a lamp, and set it under a bushel, but on its stand; and it sheds light on all that are in the house. 16 Just so let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in the heavens. 17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law and the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfil.


Cross References

1 Peter 2:12

having your conduct ornamental among the Gentiles: that, whereas they malign you as wicked doers, they may, being eye-witnesses of your good works, glorify God in the day when he visits them.

John 15:8

Herein is my Father glorified, that ye should bring forth much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

Matthew 9:8

But when the multitude saw it, they were astonished, and glorified God, who had given such power unto men.

Matthew 9:8

But when the multitude saw it, they were astonished, and glorified God, who had given such power unto men.

Matthew 6:1-5

TAKE heed that ye do not your alms before men, in order to catch their eye: for otherwise ye have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

2 Corinthians 9:13

(while by the evidence of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection to the gospel of Christ, and for your liberality towards them, and towards all men;)

1 Peter 3:16

keeping a good conscience; that whereas they malign you, as evil doers, they may be confounded who take pleasure in ridiculing your good conduct in Christ.

1 Peter 4:11

If any man speak, let it be agreeably to the oracles of God; if any man act as a deacon, let it be from the strength which God supplieth: that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory and might for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 4:14

If ye suffer reproach for the name of Christ, blessed are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: by them indeed he is blasphemed, but by you he is glorified.

1 John 1:5-7

And this is the promise which we have heard from him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and that darkness in him there is none.

1 John 1:5

And this is the promise which we have heard from him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and that darkness in him there is none.

1 John 1:5-3

And this is the promise which we have heard from him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and that darkness in him there is none.

1 John 1:5

And this is the promise which we have heard from him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and that darkness in him there is none.

Matthew 5:45

that ye may be the children of your Father who is in heaven: for he causeth his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and tendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Matthew 6:9

Thus then pray ye: Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Matthew 6:16

And when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, affecting a gloomy look: for they disfigure their visages, that they may make a shew of fasting to men. Verily I say unto you, That they have their reward.

Matthew 23:5

And all their works they do to be seen of men: they make their phylacteries broad, and deepen the fringes of their garments,

Matthew 23:9

And call no man your father upon earth; for one is your father, who is in heaven.

Luke 11:2

And he said unto them, When ye pray say, Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name: thy kingdom come: thy will be done as in heaven so upon earth.

Acts 9:36

But there was at Joppa a woman, a disciple, named Tabitha, (which by interpretation is called Dorcas:) this woman was full of good works and of alms which she did.

Romans 13:11-14

And thus do, knowing the time; for the hour is come that we should awake from sleep, for now our salvation is nearer than when we believed.

1 Corinthians 14:25

and thus the secrets of his heart are made manifest; and so falling down on his face, he will worship God, declaring that God verily is among you.

Galatians 1:24

And they glorified God on my behalf.

Ephesians 2:10

for we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, for which God hath before prepared us, that we should walk therein.

Ephesians 5:8

For ye were formerly darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light;

Philippians 2:15-16

that ye may be blameless and harmless, the children of God, inoffensive, in the midst of an untoward and perverse generation, among whom ye shine as luminaries in the world;

1 Thessalonians 2:12

that ye should walk worthy of God, as calling you into his kingdom and glory.

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8

Let us not then sleep as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

2 Thessalonians 1:10-12

when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired by all those who believe; because our testimony was believed among you in that day.

1 Timothy 2:10

but as becometh women professing godliness, with good works.

1 Timothy 5:10

bringing attestation of her good works; that she hath well educated her children, that she hath been hospitable to strangers, that she hath washed the saints feet, that she hath assisted the afflicted, that she hath followed diligently every good work.

1 Timothy 5:25

In like manner also the good works [of some] are previously manifest; and it is not possible that what they have besides should be concealed.

1 Timothy 6:18

to do good, to be rich in generous actions, to take pleasure in liberality, ready to distribute;

Titus 2:7

In all things approving thyself as a pattern of good works: in thy teaching, shewing integrity, gravity, incorruptibility,

Titus 2:14

who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Titus 3:4

But even then the kindness and love of God our Saviour to man shone forth,

Titus 3:7-8

that justified by his grace, we might become heirs in hope of eternal life.

Titus 3:14

And let those who belong to us learn also to be pre-eminent in good works for all necessary calls, that they be not without fruits.

Hebrews 10:24

and let us attentively observe one another, to excite an ardour of love and of good works:

1 Peter 2:9

But ye are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people acquired by purchase; that ye should publish abroad the excellencies of him, who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

1 Peter 3:1

LIKEWISE, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, even if some obey not the word, by their wives' conduct without the word, they may be won over;

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