Matthew 5:14

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yee are the light of the world. A citie that is set on an hill, cannot be hid.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You are the light of the world. A town put on a hill may be seen by all.
- Basic English Bible

*Ye* are the light of the world: a city situated on the top of a mountain cannot be hid.
- Darby Bible

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
- Webster's Bible

*You* are the light of the world; a town cannot be hid if built on a hill-top.
- Weymouth Bible

You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can't be hidden.
- World English Bible

Ye ben liyt of the world; a citee set on an hil may not be hid;
- Wycliffe Bible

`Ye are the light of the world, a city set upon a mount is not able to be hid;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:14


5:14 Ye are the light of the world - If ye are thus holy, you can no more be hid than the sun in the firmament: no more than a city on a mountain - Probably pointing to that on the brow of the opposite hill.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:14


Mt 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. The business of the church is not only to save, but to enlighten. Christ is light, and his disciples must be light. A city that is set on an hill. Anciently cities, for the sake of defense, were placed on hills. Such cities are seen from afar. So must the church give forth its light.

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • Pam
    I noticed the are those who look at the beatitudes like commandments. Jesus compacted the commandments into 2; love the Lord with all your heart mind and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself. The beatitudes are love in action as a result of being born again, following Him and bearing fruit.
  • Maria
    The law still stands. Christ said it in v.17. He came to fulfill what was written of him, that he should suffer and be crucified, not to do away with the law. Whosoever breaks one of the least commandments he mentioned in verses 1-16 and teaches others to do the same will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
  • Walter lee Dillard
    God is a good God and he always knows what we doing and about to do. The words say that what ever he have in store for us we shall receive it in the name of Jesus. We can always depends on God to do what he say he going to do for us all we have to do is believe in him and let him do his work Amen.
  • BSP
    God sees those who are persecuted for doing what is right in His eyes and He is going to bless such ones.
  • Katawanna legget
    god is good all the times he woke us up
  • Otis Dorsey
    If we work for the lord we will be reward