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 5:15

  • what is the bushel and what is the candlestick? Romans 8 describes how we each choose to walk either after the flesh or the Spirit. The flesh conceals the manifested Glory of God and the Spirit reveals love joy peace long suffering gentleness goodness temperance and faith from which the light that shines like a lighthouse to ships in a storm we will shine so to lead others to Jesus
  • Jakale McDonald for verse 15
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  • Karen White for verse 15
    We as Saints are responsible for behaving and acting like Christ. To let the world see you are different and not of the world but a peculiar people. By shining your light others will want what you have Joy,Peace , and Love.
  • No man puts a light and hide it a city built on a mountain can not be hiden light is for direction where thereis light people does not walk in darkness the world a dark place and it needs light Jesus you are the light of the world in other word there is something in you the world needs please don t hide it You are here to affect life do not hide from it for it is your responsibility to touch people s life The world is waiting for your manifestation so shine

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