Parallel Verses

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.

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 so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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.

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.

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 nor do they light a lamp and place it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it shines on all those in the house. 16 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. 17 "Do not think that I have come to destroy the law or the prophets. I have not come to destroy [them] but to fulfill [them].


Cross References

1 Peter 2:12

maintaining your good conduct among the Gentiles, so that in [the things] in which they slander you as evildoers, by seeing your good deeds they may glorify God on the day of visitation.

John 15:8

My Father is glorified by this: that you bear much fruit, and prove to be my disciples.

Matthew 9:8

But [when] the crowds saw [this], they were afraid and glorified God who had given such authority to men.

Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the righteous ones [is] like the light of dawn, leading and shining until the day {is full}.

Matthew 6:1-5

"And take care not to practice your righteousness before people to be seen by them; {otherwise} you have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

2 Corinthians 9:13

Through the proven character of this service [they will] glorify God because of the submission of your confession to the gospel of Christ and the generosity of [your] participation toward them and toward everyone,

1 Peter 3:16

But [do so] with courtesy and respect, having a good conscience, so that in [the things] in which you are slandered, the ones who malign your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame.

1 Peter 4:11

If anyone speaks, [let it be] as the oracles of God; if anyone serves, [let it be] as by the strength that God provides, so that in all [things] God will be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the power {forever and ever}. Amen.

1 Peter 4:14

If you are reviled on account of the name of Christ, [you are] blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

1 John 1:5-7

And this is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light and there [is] no darkness in him at all.

Isaiah 58:8

Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall grow quickly. And your salvation shall go before you; the glory of Yahweh will be your rear guard.

Isaiah 60:1-3

"Arise, shine! For your light has come, and the glory of Yahweh has risen on you.

Isaiah 61:3

to {give} for those in mourning in Zion, to give them a head wrap instead of ashes, [the] oil of joy instead of mourning, a garment of praise instead of a faint spirit. And {they will be called} oaks of righteousness, the planting of Yahweh, to show his glory.

Matthew 5:45

in order that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven, because he causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust.

Matthew 6:9

Therefore you pray in this way: "Our Father who is in heaven, may your name be treated as holy.

Matthew 6:16

"Whenever you fast, do not be sullen like the hypocrites, for they make their faces unrecognizable in order that they may be seen fasting by people. Truly I say to you, they have received their reward in full!

Matthew 23:5

And they do all their deeds in order to be seen by people, for they make their phylacteries broad and make their tassels long.

Matthew 23:9

And do not call [anyone] your father on earth, for one is your heavenly Father.

Luke 11:2

And he said to them, "When you pray, say, "Father, may your name be treated as holy. May your kingdom come.

Acts 9:36

Now in Joppa there was a certain female disciple {named} Tabitha (which translated means "Dorcas"). She was full of good deeds and charitable giving which she was constantly doing.

Romans 13:11-14

And [do] this [because you] know the time, that [it is] already the hour for you to wake up from sleep. For our salvation [is] nearer now than when we believed.

1 Corinthians 14:25

the secret things of his heart become evident, and so, falling on [his] face, he will worship God, proclaiming, "God is truly among you!"

Galatians 1:24

and they were glorifying God because of me.

Ephesians 2:10

For we are his creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, so that we may walk in them.

Ephesians 5:8

for you were formerly darkness, but now [you are] light in the Lord. Live like children of light

Philippians 2:15-16

in order that you may become blameless and innocent, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as stars in the world,

1 Thessalonians 2:12

exhorting and consoling you and insisting that you live in a manner worthy of God, who calls you to his own kingdom and glory.

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8

So then, we must not sleep like the rest, but must be on the alert and be self-controlled.

2 Thessalonians 1:10-12

whenever he should come to be glorified on that day by his saints and to be marveled at by all who believe, because our testimony was believed among you,

1 Timothy 2:10

but with good deeds which are fitting for women who profess godliness.

1 Timothy 5:10

being well-attested by good works, if she has brought up children, if she has shown hospitality, if she has washed the feet of the saints, if she has helped those who are oppressed, if she has devoted herself to every good work.

1 Timothy 5:25

Likewise also good works [are] evident, and those considered otherwise are not able to be hidden.

1 Timothy 6:18

to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, sharing freely,

Titus 2:7

concerning everything showing yourself [to be] an example of good deeds, in your teaching [demonstrating] soundness, dignity,

Titus 2:14

who gave himself for us, in order that he might redeem us from all lawlessness and purify for himself a people for his own possession, zealous for good deeds.

Titus 3:4

But when the kindness and love for mankind of God our Savior appeared,

Titus 3:7-8

so that, having been justified by his grace, we may become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Titus 3:14

But also our [people] must learn to engage in good deeds for necessary needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.

Hebrews 10:24

And let us think about {how to stir one another up to love} and good works,

1 Peter 2:9

But you [are] a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for [God's] possession, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light,

1 Peter 3:1

In the same way, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some are disobedient to the word, they may be won over without a word by the conduct of their wives,

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