Matthew 5:16

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 5:16

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good workes, and glorifie your father which is in heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Even so let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even so let your light be shining before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
- Basic English Bible

Let your light thus shine before men, so that they may see your upright works, and glorify your Father who is in the heavens.
- Darby Bible

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
- Webster's Bible

Just so let your light shine before all men, in order that they may see your holy lives and may give glory to your Father who is in Heaven.
- Weymouth Bible

Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
- World English Bible

So schyne youre liyt befor men, that thei se youre goode werkis, and glorifie youre fadir that is in heuenes.
- Wycliffe Bible

so let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and may glorify your Father who [is] in the heavens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 5:16

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:16


5:16 That they may see - and glorify - That is, that seeing your good works, they may be moved to love and serve God likewise.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:16


Mt 5:16 Let your light so shine. Like the city set on a hill, or the lighted lamp on a stand. We are told, (1) To let our light shine. (2) Before men. (3) By good works. (4) That they may glorify the Father in heaven. Christ is the Light; we will shine reflected light if we walk in his light. If we give forth light it will honor God.

Discussion for Matthew 5:16

  • Mckinley dailey on Matthew 5:16
    i have read this many times, let your light shine so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in heaven., matt. 5:16, I have always believe it is the works that I do that let my light shine.
  • Hector Rodriguez on Matthew 5:16
    Mathew 5:16 -- 1 . ITS A NATURE THING: We need to understand that God is Light 1John 1:5 so if we say that we have comunion with Him we also need to be light. it's a natural thing to be the same as, or to have the same character as. 1Peter 1:16 our father is holy so we need to be holy, our father is light so we need to be light. 2 . THE LIGHT IS ALSO FOR THE UNBELIEVERS: "let your light shine before man, so that they may see your good works". This goes on to be self explanatory, people will only want to follow you, or even want to be like you when they see in you the light, that your different than they are and that the difference come precisely from being light, and them from being slaves broken down into darkness. normally when some one is in darkness what they most want and need is light, so we know that the world lives in darkness with out Christ and so the need to be that light that the world needs.
  • Joel on Matthew 5:16
    OBEDIENCE!!! Be obedient to what God expects of you and you will shine in this dark place our world. You should never have to tell others that your a Christian, they should be able to see Christ radiate through your heart, mind and soul. If they dont, they have veils over their eyes. The bible says those who are in the dark love the dark, lest they be exposed by the light. Let your light shine....AMEN!
  • DORIS on Matthew 5:16
    We are like a Light post utility Post that stands high, shines bright in the darkness. Our purpose like the light post is to shine in a dark place, to illuminate the light of Jesus in a dark and sinful world.
  • MockingBird on Matthew 5:16
    You do not know who is watching you. Let your light shine in all areas of your life . In word in conduct in dress in places you go. At work a lady had come up to me I had been at work about 15 yrs She said you know I really admire you I said oh yeah I did not know she worked there till then I have been watching you ever since I came to work here . She knew me and knew that I professed to be a Christian I have been she said watching you and I admire you .You really live what you believe. I said WOW !!!! I had no idea that I was being watched. I said Thank you. I do the best I can and that I loved the Lord Jesus . Let your so shine !!
  • Aderibigbe bode on Matthew 5:16
    life without christ is in total darkness if then we have truly accepted christ we are the children of light for jesus christ is the light of this world therefore as a children of light we must show jesus to the world by the way we live our life
  • Shirley on Matthew 5:16
    Whatever you do for others you don't have to go around looking for praise from other peoples. Whatever you do let it be secretly so God can be glorified. Its not about us Its all about HIM.
  • John on Matthew 5:16
    I believe as readers of the word we should be doers of the word! Not saying we will not fall but we admit to our falling and ask for forgiveness and pick the torch back up for all to see not for self glory. But for the glory to god and for all to see his mercy!
  • Gladys A biew on Matthew 5:16
    This Text is reminding me as an individual who calls myself as a christian to be alert all the time since others are watching out see whether am a true replica of Christ throug my actions whether in speech, dressing, eating , drinking, chatting , making of friends. I mean every act i commit as an individual on this earth. THIS WHAT GINGERS OTHERS ALSO TO RECEIVE OR NOT TO RECEIVE THE MESSAGE ABOUT CHRIST. Hence we must always be on an alert to live a PLEASING LIFE FOR CHRIST.
  • Johnson Olalere on Matthew 5:16
    Every form of darkness provides opportunity for us to shine as children of God.


 

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