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

  • Nicholas worrell NACM
    John 19:28 "i thirst"
  • Irene123
    It's interesting that in this whole chapter - Jesus was teaching only His disciples, and not the multitudes as He usually was in a monologue this long.
  • Irene123
    Pro. 18:24 - song, "Just to walk with Him" - "My steps had led me far away, Sometimes I wondered why, They had taken me down lonely roads, Beneath the darkened sky, But every time I lost my way, He sought me out, He took my hand and said He'd walk with me." Throughout the scriptures, God demonstrates His willingness to compensate for our lack; Ps. 23.
  • Irene123
    Jn. 16:33; Matt. 5:45; Acts 7:59; 16:23; These refer to tribulation (trials) in this life. There will be 'some' saints in Rev.13:7 who will go thru the GREAT tribulation; I haven't r'cvd. clarification on that yet. I KNOW tho' that I will not be one of them because they become saints DURING the GREAT tribulation; how? I don't know; I just take it by faith. A saint NOW will be raptured.
  • Bruce
    The darkness of this world is getting darker! You can feel the darkness, in the news and the towns and cities, in the neighborhood and the Churches are turning dark. We,who are cleansed by The Blood (Revelation1:5) are "THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD". (V:14) If they don't see The Light in us!??? WE: THE LIGHT OF THE World are the only LIGHT they will see. Stay trimmed, keep full of oil. Preach the gospel
  • MISSIONERY PASTOR TIMOTHY MUSAU
    THIS ARE THE GOOD WORKS OF CHARITY, DO YOU REMEMBER THE GOOD SAMARITAN?, THE SERMON ON THE MOUNTAIN SAYS BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFULL who delights in doing good to those in need , PEOPLE SHOULD SEE IT AND PRAISE GOD.