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

  • Wayne
    Devlin, read John chapters 5,8,10. Your answers are there.
  • Tony balogna
    Love this scripture. Our Lord Jesus really lets us know how to please the Father while living in harmony one with another. Among my favorite chapters of Matthew. God bless
  • MockingBird
    Jesus was persecuted , He was reviled ,and all manner was spoken against Him falsely : The religious leaders did it in thinking they were upholding God in their accusations toward Jesus : Jesus was walking in God's will : and so for us who walk in God's will : religious people will do the same toward us . We are a Blessed people : even though we get knocked down for it.
  • Jermontez Jackson
    It doesn't because jesus already knew what was coming.
  • Roddy Williams
    I must say I thank god for the affliction that may come my way. My afflictions makes my walk with the Lord much stronger. The lord never said this walk would be easy. If they persecuted Jesus what makes us any different?
  • Lu2677
    C-Dub, You make a very broad statement by saying "we" forget about what Jesus says. And "we"go straight to what Paul teaches. How do you know that "we" do this?
    Furthermore, Paul was saved, he preached the cross, he lived and died for Jesus, he encourages all in the faith in his letters that scripture gives us, and pointed out their errors. Paul gives us wholesome words.