Matt. 5:16 KJV (With Strong’s)

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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
Let your
humon (Greek #5216)
of (from or concerning) you
KJV usage: ye, you, your (own, -selves).
Pronounce: hoo-mone'
Origin: genitive case of 5210
light
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
phos (Greek #5457)
luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative)
KJV usage: fire, light.
Pronounce: foce
Origin: from an obsolete φάω (to shine or make manifest, especially by rays; compare 5316, 5346)
so
houto (Greek #3779)
in this way (referring to what precedes or follows)
KJV usage: after that, after (in) this manner, as, even (so), for all that, like(-wise), no more, on this fashion(-wise), so (in like manner), thus, what.
Pronounce: hoo'-to
Origin: οὕτως (hoo'-toce) adverb from 3778
shine
lampo (Greek #2989)
to beam, i.e. radiate brilliancy (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: give light, shine.
Pronounce: lam'-po
Origin: a primary verb
before
emprosthen (Greek #1715)
in front of (in place (literally or figuratively) or time)
KJV usage: against, at, before, (in presence, sight) of.
Pronounce: em'-pros-then
Origin: from 1722 and 4314
men
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
anthropos (Greek #444)
man-faced, i.e. a human being
KJV usage: certain, man.
Pronounce: anth'-ro-pos
Origin: from 435 and ὤψ (the countenance; from 3700)
, that
hopos (Greek #3704)
what(-ever) how, i.e. in the manner that (as adverb or conjunction of coincidence, intentional or actual)
KJV usage: because, how, (so) that, to, when.
Pronounce: hop'-oce
Origin: from 3739 and 4459
they may see
eido (Greek #1492)
used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent 3700 and 3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know
KJV usage: be aware, behold, X can (+ not tell), consider, (have) know(-ledge), look (on), perceive, see, be sure, tell, understand, wish, wot. Compare 3700.
Pronounce: i'-do
Origin: a primary verb
your
humon (Greek #5216)
of (from or concerning) you
KJV usage: ye, you, your (own, -selves).
Pronounce: hoo-mone'
Origin: genitive case of 5210
good
kalos (Greek #2570)
properly, beautiful, but chiefly (figuratively) good (literally or morally), i.e. valuable or virtuous (for appearance or use, and thus distinguished from 18, which is properly intrinsic)
KJV usage: X better, fair, good(-ly), honest, meet, well, worthy.
Pronounce: kal-os'
Origin: of uncertain affinity
works
ergon (Greek #2041)
toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication, an act
KJV usage: deed, doing, labour, work.
Pronounce: er'-gon
Origin: from a primary (but obsolete) ἔργω (to work)
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
glorify
doxazo (Greek #1392)
to render (or esteem) glorious (in a wide application)
KJV usage: (make) glorify(-ious), full of (have) glory, honour, magnify.
Pronounce: dox-ad'-zo
Origin: from 1391
e your
humon (Greek #5216)
of (from or concerning) you
KJV usage: ye, you, your (own, -selves).
Pronounce: hoo-mone'
Origin: genitive case of 5210
Father
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
pater (Greek #3962)
a "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote)
KJV usage: father, parent.
Pronounce: pat-ayr'
Origin: apparently a primary word
which is
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
in
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
heaven
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
ouranos (Greek #3772)
the sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity)
KJV usage: air, heaven(-ly), sky.
Pronounce: oo-ran-os'
Origin: perhaps from the same as 3735 (through the idea of elevation)
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your light.
Prov. 4:18• 18But the path of the righteous is as the shining light, going on and brightening until the day be fully come. (Prov. 4:18)
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Isa. 58:8• 8Then shall thy light break forth as the dawn, and thy health shall spring forth speedily; and thy righteousness shall go before thee, the glory of Jehovah shall be thy rearguard. (Isa. 58:8)
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Isa. 60:1‑3• 1Arise, shine! for thy light is come, and the glory of Jehovah is risen upon thee.
2For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but Jehovah will arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen on thee.
3And the nations shall walk by thy light, and kings by the brightness of thy rising.
(Isa. 60:1‑3)
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Rom. 13:11‑14• 11This also, knowing the time, that it is already time that *we* should be aroused out of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
12The night is far spent, and the day is near; let us cast away therefore the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
13As in the day, let us walk becomingly; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and lasciviousness, not in strife and emulation.
14But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not take forethought for the flesh to fulfil its lusts.
(Rom. 13:11‑14)
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Eph. 5:8• 8for ye were once darkness, but now light in the Lord; walk as children of light, (Eph. 5:8)
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Phil. 2:15‑16• 15that ye may be harmless and simple, irreproachable children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation; among whom ye appear as lights in the world,
16holding forth the word of life, so as to be a boast for me in Christ's day, that I have not run in vain nor laboured in vain.
(Phil. 2:15‑16)
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1 Thess. 2:12• 12that ye should walk worthy of God, who calls you to his own kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12)
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1 Thess. 5:6‑8• 6So then do not let us sleep as the rest do, but let us watch and be sober;
7for they that sleep sleep by night, and they that drink drink by night;
8but *we* being of the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as helmet the hope of salvation;
(1 Thess. 5:6‑8)
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1 Peter 2:9• 9But *ye* are a chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye might set forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness to his wonderful light; (1 Peter 2:9)
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1 John 1:5‑7• 5And this is the message which we have heard from him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not practise the truth.
7But if we walk in the light as *he* is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin.
(1 John 1:5‑7)
that.
Matt. 6:1‑5,16• 1Take heed not to do your alms before men to be seen of them, otherwise ye have no reward with your Father who is in the heavens.
2When therefore thou doest alms, sound not a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may have glory from men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
3But thou, when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand does;
4so that thine alms may be in secret, and thy Father who sees in secret will render it to thee.
5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets so that they should appear to men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
16And when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, downcast in countenance; for they disfigure their faces, so that they may appear fasting to men: verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
(Matt. 6:1‑5,16)
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Matt. 23:5• 5And all their works they do to be seen of men: for they make broad their phylacteries and enlarge the borders of their garments, (Matt. 23:5)
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Acts 9:36• 36And in Joppa there was a certain female disciple, by name Tabitha, which being interpreted means Dorcas. She was full of good works and alms-deeds which she did. (Acts 9:36)
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Eph. 2:10• 10For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has before prepared that we should walk in them. (Eph. 2:10)
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1 Tim. 2:10• 10but, what becomes women making profession of the fear of God, by good works. (1 Tim. 2:10)
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1 Tim. 5:10,25• 10borne witness to in good works, if she have brought up children, if she have exercised hospitality, if she have washed saints' feet, if she have imparted relief to the distressed, if she have diligently followed every good work.
25In like manner good works also are manifest beforehand, and those that are otherwise cannot be hid.
(1 Tim. 5:10,25)
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1 Tim. 6:18• 18to do good, to be rich in good works, to be liberal in distributing, disposed to communicate of their substance, (1 Tim. 6:18)
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Titus 2:7,14• 7in all things affording thyself as a pattern of good works; in teaching uncorruptedness, gravity,
14who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all lawlessness, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous for good works.
(Titus 2:7,14)
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Titus 3:4,7‑8,14• 4But when the kindness and love to man of our Saviour God appeared,
7that, having been justified by *his* grace, we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
8The word is faithful, and I desire that thou insist strenuously on these things, that they who have believed God may take care to pay diligent attention to good works. These things are good and profitable to men.
14and let ours also learn to apply themselves to good works for necessary wants, that they may not be unfruitful.
(Titus 3:4,7‑8,14)
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Heb. 10:24• 24and let us consider one another for provoking to love and good works; (Heb. 10:24)
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1 Peter 2:12• 12having your conversation honest among the Gentiles, that as to that in which they speak against you as evildoers, they may through your good works, themselves witnessing them, glorify God in the day of visitation. (1 Peter 2:12)
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1 Peter 3:1,16• 1Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, that, even if any are disobedient to the word, they may be gained without the word by the conversation of the wives,
16having a good conscience, that as to that in which they speak against you as evildoers, they may be ashamed who calumniate your good conversation in Christ.
(1 Peter 3:1,16)
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Isa. 61:3• 3to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, that beauty should be given unto them instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of the spirit of heaviness: that they might be called terebinths of righteousness, the planting of Jehovah, that he may be glorified. (Isa. 61:3)
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John 15:8• 8In this is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit, and ye shall become disciples of mine. (John 15:8)
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1 Cor. 14:25• 25the secrets of his heart are manifested; and thus, falling upon his face, he will do homage to God, reporting that God is indeed amongst you. (1 Cor. 14:25)
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2 Cor. 9:13• 13they glorifying God through the proof of this ministration, by reason of your subjection, by profession, to the glad tidings of the Christ, and your free-hearted liberality in communicating towards them and towards all; (2 Cor. 9:13)
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Gal. 1:24• 24and they glorified God in me. (Gal. 1:24)
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2 Thess. 1:10‑12• 10when he shall have come to be glorified in his saints, and wondered at in all that have believed, (for our testimony to you has been believed,) in that day.
11To which end we also pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of the calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness and the work of faith with power,
12so that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you and *ye* in him, according to the grace of our God, and of the Lord Jesus Christ.
(2 Thess. 1:10‑12)
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1 Peter 2:12• 12having your conversation honest among the Gentiles, that as to that in which they speak against you as evildoers, they may through your good works, themselves witnessing them, glorify God in the day of visitation. (1 Peter 2:12)
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1 Peter 4:11,14• 11If any one speak--as oracles of God; if any one minister--as of strength which God supplies; that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the might for the ages of ages. Amen.
14If ye are reproached in the name of Christ, blessed are ye; for the Spirit of glory and the Spirit of God rests upon you: on their part he is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified.
(1 Peter 4:11,14)
your Father.
 This light is what comes from Christ. It is not, Let your good works shine before men. When people talk about this verse thinking of their own works, they are generally not good works at all; but even if they were, works are not light. Light is that which comes from God, without admixture of man. Good works are the fruit of its action upon the soul; but it is the light which is to shine before men. It is the confession of Christ that is the point before God. (Remarks on Matthew 5:1-17 by W. Kelly)
 Let your confession of what God is in His nature and of what Christ is in His own person and ways — let your acknowledgment of Him be the thing that is felt by and brought before men. (Remarks on Matthew 5:1-17 by W. Kelly)
 What a good man such a one is, they will glorify God on his behalf — connecting what you do with your confession of Christ. (Remarks on Matthew 5:1-17 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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

JND Translation Notes

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I do not put "good works," because it has acquired the force of benevolent actions, which is not the force here, but all that is upright and honourable and comely, what ought to be in one who feels aright. "Upright" does not quite give the whole sense. see "good work," Mark 14.6; Titus 2.14.

W. Kelly Translation

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Thus let your light shine before men, that they may see your comelya works, and glorify your Father that is in the heavens1.

WK Translation Notes

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That is, honorable... The works of the Christian are not to be not only animated by kindness and benevolence, but characterized by rectitude and comeliness.

Full Notes

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[whole verse]: [See note to Matt. 5:14]
“so let your light." (Christian Annotator 3:300)
comely: i.e., honorable... The works of the Christian are not to be ἀγαθὰ only, but καλὰ, not only animated by kindness and benevolence, but characterized by rectitude and comeliness. (Exp of the Two Epist. to Timothy, p. 276)