Mark 4:21
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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?

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?

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?

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?

Mark 4:21 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

A candle (ὁ λύχνος)

Properly, the lamp, as Rev.

Brought (ἔρχεται)

Lit., cometh. Doth the lamp come ? This impersonation or investing the lamp with motion is according to Mark's lively mode of narrative, as is the throwing of the passage into the interrogative form. Compare Luke 8:16. The lamp: the article indicating a familiar household implement. So also "the bed" and "the stand."

Bushel (μόδιον)

The Latin modius. One of Mark's Latin words. See on Matthew 5:15. The modius was nearer a peck than a bushel.

Bed (κλίνην)

A couch for reclining at table.

Candlestick (λυχνίαν)

Rev., correctly, stand; i.e., lampstand. See on Matthew 5:15.

Mark 4:21 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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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...

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Cross References
Matthew 5:15
Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.

Luke 8:16
"No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.

Luke 11:33
"No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.

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