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Matthew 5:16–17

16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so nthat2 they may see your good works and ogive glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Christ Came to Fulfill the Law

17 pDo not think that I have come to abolish qthe Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but rto fulfill them.

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Matthew 5:16–17 — The New International Version (NIV)

16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father 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.

Matthew 5:16–17 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

Matthew 5:16–17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

17 Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose.

Matthew 5:16–17 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

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

17 Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.

Matthew 5:16–17 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and will praise your Father in heaven.

17 “Don’t think that I have come to destroy the law of Moses or the teaching of the prophets. I have not come to destroy them but to bring about what they said.

Matthew 5:16–17 — American Standard Version (ASV)

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

17 Think not that I came to destroy the law or the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfil.

Matthew 5:16–17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

17 Think not that I am come to make void the law or the prophets; I am not come to make void, but to fulfil.

Matthew 5:16–17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 In the same way let your light shine in front of people. Then they will see the good that you do and praise your Father in heaven. 

17 “Don’t ever think that I came to set aside Moses’ Teachings or the Prophets. I didn’t come to set them aside but to make them come true.

Matthew 5:16–17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

17 Don’t assume that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.

Matthew 5:16–17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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 in heaven.

17 Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.

Matthew 5:16–17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 In the same way let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

17 “Do not think that I have come to destroy the law or the prophets. I have not come to destroy them but to fulfill them.

Matthew 5:16–17 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

16 “In the same way, let your light shine in front of others. Then they will see the good things you do. And they will praise your Father who is in heaven.

17 “Do not think I have come to get rid of what is written in the Law or in the Prophets. I have not come to do that. Instead, I have come to give full meaning to what is written.

Matthew 5:16–17 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 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.

17 Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.