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

  • 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

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