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

  • Jo Anne R
    If all people in the world would live by Matthew 5 Then the whole word could see and experience the power in the name of Jesus. Amen
  • A disciple
    The Sermon On The Mount is the FOUNDATION of all it means to walk with God, and be a Christian. All those things which He calls "Blessed" are the effects of His grace wrought in us and reflecting in our lives for men to see and glorify our Father. Good works, good character, good fruit, all comes from His goodness filled up and made perfect in us. If we don't do these things then we will perish!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The is the mother of all teachings of Christ. May God give us the enabling to abide in total. The enabling, of course, is the Holy Spirit.
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 5:13 for everyone that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness for he is a babe --5:14--but strong meat belongeth to them that are full of age --- even those who by reason of use --- have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil PROVERBS 8:8 all the words of -- MY MOUTH -- are in righteousness there is nothing forward or perverse in them PSALM 119:172 my tongue shall speak of thy word for all thy commandments --- ARE RIGHTEOUSNESS --- PSALM 119:138 thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are --- RIGHTEOUS AND VERY FAITHFUL --- REVELATION 19:10 and I fell at his feet to worship him and he said see thou do it not I am thy fellowservant and of thy brethren that have --- THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS --- worship GOD for the testimony of JESUS is the spirit of prophecy 2 CORINTHIANS 3:8 how shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious --3:9-- for if the ministration of condemnation be glory ---MUCH MORE--- doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory
  • 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!

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