Mark 4:21
Modern Translations
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 to put it under a basket or under a bed? Doesn’t he set it on a stand?

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

NASB 1995
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?

NASB 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?

Amplified Bible
He said to them, “A lamp is not brought in to be put under a basket or under a bed, is it? Is it not [brought in] to be put on the lampstand?

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?

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?

Contemporary English Version
Jesus also said: You don't light a lamp and put it under a clay pot or under a bed. Don't you put a lamp on a lampstand?

Good News Translation
Jesus continued, "Does anyone ever bring in a lamp and put it under a bowl or under the bed? Isn't it put on the 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?

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?
Classic Translations
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?

New King James Version
Also He said to them, “Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not to be set on a 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?

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?

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?

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?

A Faithful Version
And He said to them, "Is a lamp lit to be put under a bushelbasket or under a bed? Is it not rather lit to be put on a lampstand?

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?

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Also he saide vnto them, Commeth the candle in, to be put vnder a bushell, or vnder the bed, and not to be put on a candlesticke?

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And he saide vnto them: Is the candle lyghted to be put vnder a busshell, or vnder the table? And not to be put on a candelsticke?

Coverdale Bible of 1535
And he sayde vnto the: Is a candle lighted to be put vnder a busshell, or vnder a table? Is it not lighted, to be set vpon a candelsticke?

Tyndale Bible of 1526
And he sayde vnto them: is ye candle lighted to be put vnder a busshell or vnder ye table and not rather to be put on a cadelstick?
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And He said to them, “Does the lamp come that it may be put under the measure, or under the bed—not that it may be put on the 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?

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?

Smith's Literal Translation
And he said to them, Much less the light comes that it be set under a bushel, or under a bed; that it be not set upon a candlestick.

Literal Emphasis Translation
And He said to them, Is a lamp brought so that it might be placed under a basket or under a bed? Is it not so that it might be placed upon a lampstand?

Catholic Translations
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?

Catholic Public Domain Version
And he said to them: “Would someone enter with a lamp in order to place it under a basket or under a bed? Would it not be placed upon a lampstand?

Translations from Aramaic
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?”

Lamsa Bible
And he said to them, Is a lamp brought and put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not put on a lampholder?

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
And he said to them: Is a lamp brought in that it may be put under the measure, or under the divan? Is it not brought that it may be put on the lamp-stand?

Godbey New Testament
And He said to them; Whether does the light come, that it may be placed under a bushel, or under a bed? is it not that it may be placed on a candlestick?

Haweis New Testament
And he said unto them, Is a lamp brought out to be put under a bushel, or under a bed, and not to be placed on a stand?

Mace New Testament
Again he said, is a lamp ever brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? or to be set on a stand?

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?

Worrell New Testament
And He said to them, "Is the lamp brought to be put under the measure, or under the bed! Is it not, that it may be put on the lampstand?

Worsley New Testament
And He said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or a bed, and not to be set on a candlestick?








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