5:14 You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill cannot be hidden.
5:15 People 1 do not light a lamp and put it under a basket 2 but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.
5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good deeds and give honor to your Father in heaven.
1 tn Grk “Nor do they light.” The plural in Greek is indefinite, referring to people in general.
2 tn Or “a bowl”; this refers to any container for dry material of about eight liters (two gallons) capacity. It could be translated “basket, box, bowl” (L&N 6.151).