Matthew 5:14-16

14 1"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
15 2Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so 3that they may see your good works and 4give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 5:14-16 In-Context

12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
13 "You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.
14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Ephesians 5:8; Philippians 2:15; [John 8:12]
  • 2. Mark 4:21; Luke 8:16; Luke 11:33
  • 3. Philemon 6; 1 Peter 2:12
  • 4. John 15:8; 2 Corinthians 9:13; Philippians 1:11; [Matthew 9:8]
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