|New International Version (© 2011)|
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?
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?
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?
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?
Mark 4:21 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Is a candle - put under a bushel! - The design of my preaching is to enlighten men; my parables not being designed to hide the truth, but to make it more manifest.
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Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen on you...
Matthew 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it gives light to all that are in the house.
Luke 8:16 No man, when he has lighted a candle, covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed; but sets it on a candlestick...
Luke 11:33 No man, when he has lighted a candle, puts it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick...
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 be once named among you, as becomes saints...
Philippians 2:15,16 That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the middle of a crooked and perverse nation...
bushel. `The word in the original signifieth a less measure, as Mat.
Mark 5:15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind...
Mark 4:21 Parallel CommentariesBasket Bed Bowl Bushel Candle Candlestick Close Instead Lamp Lamp-Stand Measure Order Placed Rather Stand Table VesselBasket Bed Bowl Bushel Candle Candlestick Close Instead Lamp Lamp-Stand Measure Order Placed Rather Stand Table VesselTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Matthew 5:15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
Luke 8:16 "No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.
Luke 11:33 "No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.