Mark 4:21
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New International Version
He said to them, "Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don't you put it on its stand?

New Living Translation
Then Jesus asked them, "Would anyone light a lamp and then put it under a basket or under a bed? Of course not! A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light will shine.

English Standard Version
And he said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under a basket, or under a bed, and not on a stand?

Berean Study Bible
Jesus also said to them, "Does anyone bring in a lamp so he can place it under a basket or under a bed? Doesn't he set it on a lampstand?

Berean Literal Bible
And He was saying to them, "The lamp is not brought in so that it might be put under the basket, or under the bed. Is it not that it might be put upon the lampstand?

New American Standard Bible
And He was saying to them, "A lamp is not brought to be put under a basket, is it, or under a bed? Is it not brought to be put on the lampstand?

King James Bible
And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He also said to them, "Is a lamp brought in to be put under a basket or under a bed? Isn't it to be put on a lampstand?

International Standard Version
Then Jesus told them, "A lamp isn't brought indoors to be put under a basket or under a bed, is it? It's to be put on a lamp stand, isn't it?

NET Bible
He also said to them, "A lamp isn't brought to be put under a basket or under a bed, is it? Isn't it to be placed on a lampstand?

New Heart English Bible
And he said to them, "Is the lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not put on a stand?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to them, “Does one bring a lamp to be put under a basket or under a bed? Should it not be put on a lampstand?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus said to them, "Does anyone bring a lamp into a room to put it under a basket or under a bed? Isn't it put on a lamp stand?

New American Standard 1977
And He was saying to them, “A lamp is not brought to be put under a peck-measure, is it, or under a bed? Is it not brought to be put on the lampstand?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he also said unto them, Is the lamp brought to be put under the bushel or under the bed? and not to be set in the lampstand?

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto them, Is a lamp brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a lampstand?

American King James Version
And he said to them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, Is the lamp brought to be put under the bushel, or under the bed, and not to be put on the stand?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to them: Doth a candle come in to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, Does the lamp come that it should be put under the bushel or under the couch? [Is it] not that it should be set upon the lamp-stand?

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, Is the lamp brought to be put under the bushel, or under the bed, and not to be put on the stand?

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to them, Is a candle brought to be put under a close vessel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?

Weymouth New Testament
He went on to say, "Is the lamp brought in in order to be put under the bushel or under the bed? Is it not rather in order that it may be placed on the lampstand?

World English Bible
He said to them, "Is the lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Isn't it put on a stand?

Young's Literal Translation
And he said to them, 'Doth the lamp come that under the measure it may be put, or under the couch -- not that it may be put on the lamp-stand?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:21-34 These declarations were intended to call the attention of the disciples to the word of Christ. By his thus instructing them, they were made able to instruct others; as candles are lighted, not to be covered, but to be placed on a candlestick, that they may give light to a room. This parable of the good seed, shows the manner in which the kingdom of God makes progress in the world. Let but the word of Christ have the place it ought to have in a soul, and it will show itself in a good conversation. It grows gradually: first the blade; then the ear; after that the full corn in the ear. When it is sprung up, it will go forward. The work of grace in the soul is, at first, but the day of small things; yet it has mighty products even now, while it is in its growth; but what will there be when it is perfected in heaven!
Study Bible
The Lesson of the Lamp
20Yet others are like the seeds sown on good soil. They hear the word, receive it, and produce a crop—thirtyfold, sixtyfold, or a hundredfold.” 21Jesus also said to them, “Does anyone bring in a lamp so he can place it under a basket or under a bed? Doesn’t he set it on a lampstand? 22For everything hidden is meant to be revealed, and everything concealed is meant to be brought to light.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:15
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

Luke 8:16
No one lights a lamp and covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, he sets it on a lampstand, so those who enter can see the light.

Luke 11:33
No one lights a lamp and puts it in a cellar or under a basket. Instead, he sets it on a lampstand, so those who enter can see the light.
Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?

Is a.

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

Matthew 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on …

Luke 8:16 No man, when he has lighted a candle, covers it with a vessel, or …

Luke 11:33 No man, when he has lighted a candle, puts it in a secret place, …

1 Corinthians 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit with.

Ephesians 5:3-15 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not …

Philippians 2:15,16 That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without …

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Mark 5:15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, …

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