Matthew 5:16
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English Standard Version
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.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

English Revised Version
Even so let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

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

Weymouth New Testament
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.

Matthew 5:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

So shine (οὕτως)

Often misconceived, as if the meaning were, "Let your light shine in such a way that men may see," etc. Standing at the beginning of the sentence, it points back to the illustration just used. "So," even as that lamp just mentioned, let your light shine. Wycliffe has apparently caught this correct sense: So shine your light before men.

Matthew 5:16 Parallel Commentaries

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your light.

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more to the perfect day.

Isaiah 58:8 Then shall your light break forth as the morning, and your health shall spring forth speedily...

Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen on you...

Romans 13:11-14 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed...

Ephesians 5:8 For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

Philippians 2:15,16 That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the middle of a crooked and perverse nation...

1 Thessalonians 2:12 That you would walk worthy of God, who has called you to his kingdom and glory.

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober...

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

1 John 1:5-7 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all...

that.

Matthew 6:1-5,16 Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you have no reward of your Father which is in heaven...

Matthew 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

Acts 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas...

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.

1 Timothy 2:10 But (which becomes women professing godliness) with good works.

1 Timothy 5:10,25 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet...

1 Timothy 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Titus 2:7,14 In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing soundness, gravity, sincerity...

Titus 3:4,7,8,14 But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared...

Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works:

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...

1 Peter 3:1,16 Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word...

and.

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning...

John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.

1 Corinthians 14:25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God...

2 Corinthians 9:13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection to the gospel of Christ...

Galatians 1:24 And they glorified God in me.

2 Thessalonians 1:10-12 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints...

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...

1 Peter 4:11,14 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God gives...

your Father.

Matthew 5:45 That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good...

Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name.

Matthew 23:9 And call no man your father on the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

Luke 11:2 And he said to them, When you pray, say, Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done...

Cross References
Matthew 9:8
When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

John 15:8
By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.

1 Peter 2:12
Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

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