Matthew 5:15
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English Standard Version
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.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
Neither do men light a lamp, and put it under the bushel, but on the stand; and it shineth unto all that are in the house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but upon a candlestick, that it may shine to all that are in the house.

English Revised Version
Neither do men light a lamp, and put it under the bushel, but on the stand; and it shineth unto all that are in the house.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
Nor is a lamp lighted to be put under a bushel, but on the lampstand; and then it gives light to all in the house.

Matthew 5:15 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

A bushel (τὸν μόδιον)

Rev., rightly, "the bushel;" since the definite article is designed to indicate a familiar object - the grain-measure which is found in every house.

A candlestick (τὴν λυχνίαν)

Rev., the stand. Also a part of the furniture of every house, and commonly but one in the house: hence the article. The word, which occurs four times in the Gospels and eight times elsewhere, means, in every ease, not a candlestick, but a lamp-stand. In Hebrews 9:2, the golden "candlestick" of the tabernacle is called λυχνία; but in the description of this article (Exodus 25:31, Exodus 25:39), we read, "Thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof;" and in Zechariah 4:2, where the imagery is drawn from the sanctuary, we have a "candlestick" with a bowl on the top of it, "and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes (for the oil) to the lamps which are upon the top thereof."

Matthew 5:15 Parallel Commentaries

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do.

Mark 4:21 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?

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...

a bushel. 'A measure containing about a pint less than a peck.'

it giveth.

Exodus 25:37 And you shall make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.

Numbers 8:2 Speak to Aaron and say to him, When you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick.

Cross References
Zechariah 4:2
And he said to me, "What do you see?" I said, "I see, and behold, a lampstand all of gold, with a bowl on the top of it, and seven lamps on it, with seven lips on each of the lamps that are on the top of it.

Mark 4:21
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?

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.

Luke 11:36
If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light."

Philippians 2:15
that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

Hebrews 9:2
For a tent was prepared, the first section, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence. It is called the Holy Place.

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