Matthew 5:15

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neither doe men light a candle, and put it vnder a bushell: but on a candlesticke, and it giueth light vnto all that are in the house.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

nor does {anyone} light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Neither do `men' light a lamp, and put it under the bushel, but on the stand; and it shineth unto all that are in the house.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And a burning light is not put under a vessel, but on its table; so that its rays may be shining on all who are in the house.
- Basic English Bible

Nor do [men] light a lamp and put it under the bushel, but upon the lamp-stand, and it shines for all who are in the house.
- Darby Bible

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a close vessel, but on a candlestick: and it giveth light to all that are in the house.
- Webster's Bible

Nor is a lamp lighted to be put under a bushel, but on the lampstand; and then it gives light to all in the house.
- Weymouth Bible

Neither do you light a lamp, and put it under a measuring basket, but on a stand; and it shines to all who are in the house.
- World English Bible

ne me teendith not a lanterne, and puttith it vndur a busschel, but on a candilstike, that it yyue liyt to alle that ben in the hous.
- Wycliffe Bible

nor do they light a lamp, and put it under the measure, but on the lamp-stand, and it shineth to all those in the house;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:15


5:15 Nay, the very design of God in giving you this light was, that it might shine. #Mark 4:21; Luke 8:16; 11:33|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:15


Mt 5:15 Light a candle, and put it under a bushel. It would be foolishness to light a lamp and put it under a bushel measure.

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

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