Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Men do not light a lamp and put it under the corn-measure, but on the lamp-stand, where it gives light to every one in the house. 16  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. 17 Do not think that I have come to do away with the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to do away with them, but to complete them.


Cross References

1 Peter 2:12

Let your daily life among the Gentiles be so upright, that, whenever they malign you as evil-doers, they may learn, as they watch, from the uprightness of your conduct, to praise God 'at the time when he shall visit them.'

John 15:8

It is by your bearing fruit plentifully, and so showing yourselves my disciples, that my Father is honored.

Matthew 9:8

When the crowd saw this, they were awe-struck, and praised God for giving such power to men.

Matthew 9:8

When the crowd saw this, they were awe-struck, and praised God for giving such power to men.

Matthew 6:1-5

Take care not to perform your religious duties in public in order to be seen by others; if you do, your Father who is in Heaven has no reward for you.

2 Corinthians 9:13

Through the evidence afforded by the service thus rendered, you cause men to praise God for your fidelity to your profession of faith in the Good News of the Christ, as well as for the liberality of your contributions for them and for all others.

1 Peter 3:16

and keeping your consciences clear, so that, whenever you are maligned, those who vilify your good and Christian conduct may be put to shame.

1 Peter 4:11

When any one speaks, let him speak as one who is delivering the oracles of God. When any one is endeavoring to serve others, let him do so in reliance on the strength which God supplies; so that in everything God may be honour ed through Jesus Christ--to whom be ascribed all honour and might for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 4:14

If you are reviled for bearing the name of Christ, count yourselves blessed; because the divine Glory and the Spirit of God are resting upon you.

1 John 1:5-7

These, then, are the Tidings that we have heard from him and now tell you-- 'God is Light, and Darkness has no place at all in him.'

1 John 1:5

These, then, are the Tidings that we have heard from him and now tell you-- 'God is Light, and Darkness has no place at all in him.'

1 John 1:5-3

These, then, are the Tidings that we have heard from him and now tell you-- 'God is Light, and Darkness has no place at all in him.'

1 John 1:5

These, then, are the Tidings that we have heard from him and now tell you-- 'God is Light, and Darkness has no place at all in him.'

Matthew 5:45

That you may become Sons of your Father who is in Heaven; for he causes his sun to rise upon bad and good alike, and sends rain upon the righteous and upon the unrighteous.

Matthew 6:9

You, therefore, should pray thus--'Our Father, who art in Heaven, May thy name be held holy,

Matthew 6:16

And, when you fast, do not put on gloomy looks, as hypocrites do who disfigure their faces that they may be seen by men to be fasting. That, I tell you, is their reward!

Matthew 23:5

All their actions are done to attract attention. They widen their phylacteries, and increase the size of their tassels,

Matthew 23:9

And do not call any one Father, the heavenly Father.

Luke 11:2

"When you pray," Jesus answered, "say--'Father, May thy named be held holy, thy Kingdom come.

Acts 9:36

At Jaffa there lived a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which is in Greek 'Dorcas'--a Gazelle. Her life was spent in doing kind and charitable actions.

Romans 13:11-14

This I say, because you know the crisis that we have reached, for the time has already come for you to rouse yourselves from sleep; our Salvation is nearer now than when we accepted the Faith.

1 Corinthians 14:25

The secrets of his heart are revealed, and then, throwing himself on his face, he will worship God, and declare 'God is indeed among you!'

Galatians 1:24

And they praised God on my account.

Ephesians 2:10

For we are God's handiwork, created, by our union with Christ Jesus, for the good actions in doing which God had pre-arranged that we should spend our lives.

Ephesians 5:8

For, although you were once in Darkness, now, by your union with the Lord, you are in the Light. Live as 'Children of Light'- -

Philippians 2:15-16

So as to prove yourselves blameless and innocent-- 'faultless children of God, in the midst of an evil-disposed and perverse generation,' in which you are seen shining like stars in a dark world,

1 Thessalonians 2:12

So that you should make your daily lives worthy of God who is calling you into the glory of his Kingdom.

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8

Therefore let us not sleep as others do. No, let us be watchful and self-controlled.

2 Thessalonians 1:10-12

When he comes to be honour ed in his People,' and to be revered in all who have learned to believe in him (for you also believed our testimony)--as he will be on 'That Day.'

1 Timothy 2:10

but--as is proper for women who profess to be religious--with good actions.

1 Timothy 5:10

and be well spoken of for her kind actions. She should have brought up children, have shown hospitality to strangers, have washed the feet of her fellow Christians, have relieved those who were in distress, and devoted herself to every kind of good action.

1 Timothy 5:25

In the same way noble deeds become conspicuous, and those which are otherwise cannot be concealed.

1 Timothy 6:18

Urge upon them to show kindness, to exhibit a wealth of good actions, to be open-handed and generous,

Titus 2:7

Above all, set an example of doing good. Show sincerity in your teaching, and a serious spirit;

Titus 2:14

For he gave himself on our behalf, to deliver us from all wickedness, and to purify for himself a People who should be peculiarly his own and eager to do good.

Titus 3:4

But, when the kindness of God our Savior and his love for man were revealed, he saved us,

Titus 3:7-8

that, having been pronounced righteous through his loving-kindness, we might enter on our inheritance with the hope of Immortal Life.

Titus 3:14

Let all our People learn to devote themselves to doing good, so as to meet the most pressing needs, and that their lives may not be unfruitful.

Hebrews 10:24

Let us vie with one another in a rivalry of love and noble actions.

1 Peter 2:9

But you are 'a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, God's own People,' entrusted with the proclamation of the goodness of him who called you out of Darkness into his wonderful Light.

1 Peter 3:1

Again, you married women should submit to your husbands, so that if any of them reject the Message, they may, apart from the Message, be won over, by the conduct of their wives,

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