16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
English Standard Version
16In 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.
16 Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand - shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.
New King James Version
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
New Living Translation
16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
Ye are the salt of the earth. Mankind, lying in ignorance and wickedness, were as a vast heap, ready to putrify; but Christ sent forth his disciples, by their lives and doctrines to season it with knowledge and grace. If they are not such as they should be, they are as salt that has lost its savour. If a man can take up the profession of Christ, and yet remain graceless, no other doctrine, no other means, can make him profitable. Our light must shine, by doing such good works as men may see. What is between God and our souls, must be kept to ourselves; but that which is of itself open to the sight of men, we must study to make suitable to our profession, and praiseworthy. We must aim at the glory of God.