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

  • Alex
    God is no respector of persons he loves everybody thats y he sends his sun/son and rain/spirit on the good and the bad the just and unjust. His love and mercy is beyond OUR COMPREHENSION. IF I BELIFTED UP I WILL DRAW ALL ALL MEN UNTO ME, There was none righteous no not one but while we the world was yet sinners he died for all of us,that he might rise again in the hearts of EVERYMAN VIA HIS SEED.
  • A disciple
    "Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your REWARD in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you." The word in the original Greek Text indicates Payment, as in Wages or Hire for some work done. Our salvation depends on our finishing the course as overcomers, and enduring true and faithful to the end. Then truly by our fruits we shall be known, of what kind we are!
  • Servant
    If we can take anything from Matt. . Let it be that Christ is trying to teach us about the Royal Law of love .
  • Amelliea
    The lord said let there be light and there was light..... In the beginning god created the heaven and the earth.. For god so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that who ever believed in him should not perish but have a everlasting life....
  • A disciple
    "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Some of the Blessed character traits in the Beatitudes are not just "nice suggestions" but absolutely essential character traits which must be present and working in us if we hope to receive those Blessings promised. THAT is the WORK which we MUST DO that will be the LIGHT shining!
  • Alex
    Sin is the trangression of the law and Jesus says he came not to do away with the law but to fulfill the law but by his death we will all get a seed an incorruptible seed resulting in a birth of Christ in us and them that are born of God cannot sin thus our new innerman cannot sin simply b/c he is born of GOD, Thats how he will destroy mans propsensity to sin thus fulfilling the law