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 5:14

  • Ephraim t Hagos for verse 14
    This is as long as you get the holy ghost we have to tell the word following signs and wonders, and not to be quite while others r getting lost
  • Ray ortiz for verse 14
    Good verse, if a city is built on a hill, that means everyone can see it. As a child of God, we are always being watched by everyone. We must follow Jesus steps.
  • MockingBird for verse 14
    As Jesus was and is the light of the world : So has he sent us to be a light in the world : I am not to let that light that God has given me to be put out . A light that is set on a hill is so all can see it. All they have to do is look up : The way of the world it seems is always looking downward : We are to let the light of Jesus shine through us all.
  • I think it 's hidden code for the church not to get caught cheating, lying, or stealing from the sheep.
  • Omotunde Samuel for verse 14
    As the light, you are expected to show the best example ever for others to see and imitate with enthusiasm. Then,you 're glorifying the One God that have sent you to this world. Praise the Lord
  • Verdcy Giane for verse 14
    This is my anchor scripture. God bless his word that can and will never lie, Amen!