Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 People do not light a lamp and put it under a peck-measure but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all that are in the house. 16  Let your light shine before people in such a way that they may see your good deeds, and praise your Father in heaven. 17 "Do not suppose that I have come to set aside the law or the prophets.


Cross References

1 Peter 2:12

Keep on living upright lives among the heathen, so that, when they slander you as evildoers, by what they see of your good deeds they may come to praise God on the judgment day.

John 15:8

By your continuously bearing abundant fruit and in this way proving yourselves to be real disciples of mine, my Father is glorified.

Matthew 9:8

And the crowds saw it, and were stricken with awe, and gave praise to God for giving such power to men.

Matthew 9:8

And the crowds saw it, and were stricken with awe, and gave praise to God for giving such power to men.

Matthew 6:1-5

"Take care not to do your good deeds in public, to attract the attention of people; if you do, you will get no reward from your Father in heaven.

2 Corinthians 9:13

For through the test you get by doing this service you will continue praising God for your fidelity to your confession of the good news of Christ, and for the liberality of your contributions to them and all others;

1 Peter 3:16

and keep your conscience clear, so that those who bitterly abuse your excellent conduct as Christians may be ashamed of slandering you.

1 Peter 4:11

If anyone is preaching, let him do it as one who utters the oracles of God; if anyone is rendering any service to others, let him do it with all the strength that God supplies, so that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 4:14

If you are suffering abuse because you bear the name of Christ, you are happy, because the glorious Spirit of God is resting upon you.

1 John 1:5-7

And this is the message that we have heard from Him and now announce to you: God is light, and there is no darkness at all in Him.

1 John 1:5

And this is the message that we have heard from Him and now announce to you: God is light, and there is no darkness at all in Him.

1 John 1:5-3

And this is the message that we have heard from Him and now announce to you: God is light, and there is no darkness at all in Him.

1 John 1:5

And this is the message that we have heard from Him and now announce to you: God is light, and there is no darkness at all in Him.

Matthew 5:45

to prove that you are sons of your Father in heaven, for He makes His sun rise on bad as well as good people, and makes the rain come down on doers of right and of wrong alike.

Matthew 6:9

So this is the way you must pray: Our Father in heaven, Your name be revered.

Matthew 6:16

"Also whenever you fast, you must not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they put on a gloomy countenance, to let people see them fasting. I solemnly say to you, they already have their reward.

Matthew 23:5

They do what they do to attract people's attention. They wear on their coats Scripture texts in big letters, and they wear large tassels,

Matthew 23:9

And you must not call anyone on earth 'father,' for the Heavenly One is your Father.

Luke 11:2

So He said to them, "Whenever you pray, say: 'Father, Your name be revered; Your kingdom come;

Acts 9:36

At Joppa there was a woman, a disciple, whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek means Dorcas, that is, Gazelle. She had filled her life with good deeds and works of charity, which she was always doing.

Romans 13:11-14

Do this in particular because you know the present crisis, that it is high time for you to wake up out of your sleep, for our salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed.

1 Corinthians 14:25

the secrets of his heart are laid bare, he falls upon his face and worships God, declaring, "God is really among you."

Galatians 1:24

and they kept on praising God for me.

Ephesians 2:10

For He has made us what we are, because He has created us through our union with Christ Jesus for doing good deeds which He beforehand planned for us to do.

Ephesians 5:8

For at one time you were darkness itself, but now in union with the Lord you are light itself. You must live like children of light,

Philippians 2:15-16

so that you may prove to be blameless and spotless, faultless children of God in a crooked and perverted age, in which you shine as light-bearers in the world as you continue

1 Thessalonians 2:12

to live lives worthy of God who calls you into His kingdom and His glory.

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8

So let us stop sleeping as others do, but let us stay awake and keep sober.

2 Thessalonians 1:10-12

when on that day He comes to be glorified in His consecrated ones and to be admired by all who believe in Him because our testimony has been confidently accepted among you.

1 Timothy 2:10

but with good deeds; for this is appropriate for women who profess to be pious.

1 Timothy 5:10

must have a reputation for doing good deeds, as bringing up children, being hospitable to strangers, washing the feet of God's people, helping people in distress, or devoting herself to any sort of doing good.

1 Timothy 5:25

Good deeds, too, are usually very evident, and if they are not, they cannot be completely concealed.

1 Timothy 6:18

charge them to continue doing good and being rich in good deeds, open-handed and generous hearted,

Titus 2:7

In everything you yourself continue to set them a worthy example of doing good; be sincere and serious in your teaching,

Titus 2:14

who gave Himself for us to ransom us from all iniquity and purify for Himself a people to be His very own, zealous of good works.

Titus 3:4

But when the goodness and lovingkindness of God our Saviour were brought to light,

Titus 3:7-8

so that we might come into right standing with God through His unmerited favor and become heirs of eternal life in accordance with our hope.

Titus 3:14

Our people too must set examples of doing good, so as to meet the necessary demands and not to live unfruitful lives.

Hebrews 10:24

Let us continue so to consider one another as to stimulate one another to love and good deeds.

1 Peter 2:9

But you are the chosen race, the royal priesthood, the consecrated nation, the people to be His very own, to proclaim the perfections of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.

1 Peter 3:1

You married women, in the same way, must be submissive to your husbands, so that, if any of them do not believe the message, they may be won over without a word through the living of the wives,

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