Candle
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Hebrews ner, Job 18:6; 29:3; Psalm 18:28; Proverbs 24:20, in all which places the Revised Version and margin of Authorized Version have "lamp," by which the word is elsewhere frequently rendered. The Hebrew word denotes properly any kind of candle or lamp or torch. It is used as a figure of conscience (Proverbs 20:27), of a Christian example (Matthew 5:14, 15), and of prosperity (Job 21:17; Proverbs 13:9).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A slender, cylindrical body of tallow, containing a wick composed of loosely twisted linen of cotton threads, and used to furnish light.

2. (n.) That which gives light; a luminary.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CANDLE; CANDLESTICK

kan'-d'-l, kan'-d'-l-stik (ner; luchnos; menorah; luchnia):

(1) "Candle" is found in the Old Testament, the King James Version, as the rendering of ner, and in the New Testament for luchnos. In all places except Jeremiah 25:10 and Zephaniah 1:12 (see margin) the Revised Version (British and American) gives the more exact rendering "lamp." See LAMP. Candle, in our sense of the term, was unknown to antiquity.

(2) "Candlestick" stands for what was a common and indispensable article of ancient house furniture, a lamp-stand (menorah). Accordingly we find it mentioned in a case thoroughly representative of the furnishings of an oriental room of the plainer sort, in the account of "the prophet's chamber" given in 2 Kings 4:10. Here we find that the furniture consisted of a "bed," a "table," a "seat," and a "candlestick," or lamp-stand. The excavations of Petrie and Bliss at Lachish (Tell el-Hesy, 104), not to mention others, help to make it clear that a lamp-stand is meant in passages where the Hebrew word, menorah, or its Greek equivalent luchnia, is used. Accordingly throughout the New Testament, the Revised Version (British and American) has consistently rendered luchnia by "stand" (Matthew 5:15 Mark 4:21 Luke 8:16; Luke 11:33).

(3) The "candlestick" of Daniel 5:5 is rather the candelabrum (nebhrashta') of Belshazzar's banqueting-hall. The "golden candlestick" of the tabernacle and the temple requires special treatment.

See CANDLESTICK, THE GOLDEN; TABERNACLE.

(4) Certain figurative uses of "candle" and "candlestick" in the Bible demand attention. The ancient and still common custom of the East of keeping a house lamp burning night and day gave rise to the figure of speech so universally found in oriental languages by which the continued prosperity of the individual or the family is set forth by the perennially burning lamp (see Job 29:3; "when his lamp shined upon my head"; Psalm 18:28 "Thou wilt light my lamp"). The converse in usage is seen in many passages-(see Job 18:6; "His lamp above him shall be put out"; 21:17: "How oft is it that the lamp of the wicked is put out"; Proverbs 24:20; "The lamp of the wicked shall be put out"; Jeremiah 25:10; "Take from them. the light of the lamp"). The same metaphor is used in Revelation 2:5 to indicate the judgment with candlestick out of its place." "The seven golden candlesticks" (Revelation 1:20) which John saw were "the seven churches," the appointed light-bearers and dispensers of the religion of the risen Christ. Hence, the significance of such a threat. George B. Eager which the church of Ephesus was threatened: "I will move thy

Greek
3088. luchnos -- a (portable) lamp
... candle, light. From the base of leukos; a portable lamp or other illuminator
(literally or figuratively) -- candle, light. see GREEK leukos. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5216. ner -- a lamp
... Definition: lamps. Word Origin from an unused word Definition a lamp NASB Word
Usage lamp (18), lamps (25). candle, lamp, light. Or nir ...
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Library

One Hank Over for the Candle.
... Sacrifice One Hank Over For the Candle. The light of a common candle in the window
of a little cottage near the coast shone far out over the sea. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks with world winners/one hank over for the.htm

Our Lady's Candle-Mass
... THE INNER WAY SERMON VII Our Lady's Candle-Mass. How we may offer ourselves,
night and day, unto God in holy discipline; in prayer ...
/.../tauler/the inner way/sermon vii our ladys candle-mass.htm

All the Miracles of Richard:
... her tell her neighbours. Thomas: bedridden: hearing in the night a voice
bidding him to send a candle of 1 1/2 lbs. to be burnt ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/rolle/the fire of love/all the miracles of richard .htm

Chapter vi.
... "Neither do men light a candle [59] and put it under a bushel measure."
[60] What view are we to take? That the expression "under ...
//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/our lords sermon on the mount/chapter vi.htm

Now from this Longing on Both Sides, Nature Wanting God...
... Not only the fire of life in animals and vegetables, but the fire in the kitchen,
and the candle, are each of them kindled as it is kindled, and doth all that ...
/.../law/the way to divine knowledge/way-3-52 now from this longing.htm

John Chapter v. 19-40
... when He had said, "Ye are the light of the world," He immediately subjoined, "A
city that is set on a hill cannot be hid; neither do men light a candle and put ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate xxiii john chapter v.htm

Passion.
... greatly loved. 'I am tired,' said Whitefield, 'and must go to bed.' He
took a candle and was hastening to his chamber. The sight ...
//christianbookshelf.org/jackson/the message and the man/chapter vi passion.htm

The Consistories of More Note: Out of the Babylonian Talmud ...
... A tradition; The sound of mills in Burni. The sons' week, the sons' week.
A candle in Beror Chel. A feast is there, a feast is there." ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 96 the consistories of.htm

Illusive Appearance of the Moon.
... placing a dish full of water equally (with the mirror) in the central portion of
the floor, and setting in a central place likewise a candle, emitting a faint ...
/.../the refutation of all heresies/chapter xxxvii illusive appearance of the.htm

Whether Suffrages Offered for one Deceased Person Profit the ...
... Now a material light, for instance of a candle, though kindled for one person only,
avails equally all those who are gathered together, though the candle be ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether suffrages offered for one.htm

Thesaurus
Candle (16 Occurrences)
... rendered. The Hebrew word denotes properly any kind of candle or lamp or torch. ...
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CANDLE; CANDLESTICK. kan ...
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Candle-stick (1 Occurrence)
Candle-stick. Candlestick, Candle-stick. Candlesticks .
Multi-Version Concordance Candle-stick (1 Occurrence). Exodus ...
/c/candle-stick.htm - 6k

Lamp (45 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary. (1.) That part of the candle-sticks of the tabernacle
and the temple which bore the light (Exodus 25:37; 1 Kings 7:49; 2 Chronicles 4 ...
/l/lamp.htm - 28k

Bushel (6 Occurrences)
... Matthew 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a
candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. ...
/b/bushel.htm - 9k

Candlestick (34 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary. (n.) An instrument or utensil for supporting a candle.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CANDLE; CANDLESTICK. ...
/c/candlestick.htm - 27k

Close (186 Occurrences)
... Matthew 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a close vessel, but
on a candlestick: and it giveth light to all that are in the house. (WBS). ...
/c/close.htm - 39k

Lampstand (38 Occurrences)
... nir is properly "light" or "a light-giving thing," hence, "lamp," and is so rendered
in the Revised Version (British and American), but often "candle" in the ...
/l/lampstand.htm - 24k

Lighted (36 Occurrences)
... Luke 8:16 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth
it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter ...
/l/lighted.htm - 16k

Putteth (182 Occurrences)
... Luke 8:16 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth
it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter ...
/p/putteth.htm - 38k

Snuff (6 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The part of a candle wick charred by the flame, whether burning or not.
2. (vt) To crop the snuff of, as a candle; to take off the end of the snuff of. ...
/s/snuff.htm - 8k

Concordance
Candle (16 Occurrences)

Matthew 5:15
Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
(KJV WBS)

Mark 4:21
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?
(KJV WBS)

Luke 8:16
No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.
(KJV WBS)

Luke 11:33
No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.
(KJV WBS)

Luke 11:36
If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.
(KJV WBS)

Luke 15:8
Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
(KJV WBS)

Revelation 18:23
And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
(KJV WBS)

Revelation 22:5
And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
(KJV WBS)

Job 18:6
The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.
(KJV WBS)

Job 21:17
How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger.
(KJV WBS)

Job 29:3
When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;
(KJV WBS)

Psalms 18:28
For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
(KJV WBS)

Proverbs 20:27
The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
(KJV WBS)

Proverbs 24:20
For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.
(KJV WBS)

Proverbs 31:18
She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
(KJV WBS)

Jeremiah 25:10
Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle.
(KJV WBS)

Subtopics

Candle

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Candle-stick (1 Occurrence)

Lamp (45 Occurrences)

Bushel (6 Occurrences)

Candlestick (34 Occurrences)

Close (186 Occurrences)

Lampstand (38 Occurrences)

Lighted (36 Occurrences)

Putteth (182 Occurrences)

Snuff (6 Occurrences)

Light (2869 Occurrences)

Giveth (378 Occurrences)

Candlesticks (11 Occurrences)

Quench (14 Occurrences)

Vessel (118 Occurrences)

Overnight (6 Occurrences)

Loseth (6 Occurrences)

Lantern

Gutter (3 Occurrences)

Waster (7 Occurrences)

Flare (2 Occurrences)

Findeth (66 Occurrences)

Torch (6 Occurrences)

Thief (41 Occurrences)

Enlighten (8 Occurrences)

Either (152 Occurrences)

Extinguished (14 Occurrences)

Distributeth (4 Occurrences)

Dip (17 Occurrences)

Perceiveth (4 Occurrences)

Blue (51 Occurrences)

Can'dace (1 Occurrence)

Candles (1 Occurrence)

Covereth (61 Occurrences)

Socket (5 Occurrences)

Setteth (116 Occurrences)

Snuffers (8 Occurrences)

Shined (9 Occurrences)

Show (1340 Occurrences)

Sorceries (11 Occurrences)

Lose (59 Occurrences)

Lighten (19 Occurrences)

Secret (341 Occurrences)

Pieces (209 Occurrences)

Piece (93 Occurrences)

Shine (62 Occurrences)

Silver (329 Occurrences)

Inward (43 Occurrences)

Machpelah (6 Occurrences)

Belly (62 Occurrences)

Till (774 Occurrences)

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