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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

No man when he hath lighted a candle, couereth it with a vessell, or putteth it vnder a bed: but setteth it on a candlesticke, that they which enter in, may see the light.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now no one after lighting a lamp covers it over with a container, or puts it under a bed; but he puts it on a lampstand, so that those who come in may see the light.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And no man, when he hath lighted a lamp, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but putteth it on a stand, that they that enter in may see the light.
- American Standard Version (1901)

No man, when the light is lighted, puts a cover over it, or puts it under a bed, but he puts it on its table, so that those who come in may see the light.
- Basic English Bible

And no one having lighted a lamp covers it with a vessel or puts it under a couch, but sets it on a lamp-stand, that they who enter in may see the light.
- Darby Bible

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 who enter in may see the light.
- Webster's Bible

When any one lights a lamp, he does not cover it with a vessel or hide it under a couch; he puts it on a lampstand, that people who enter the room may see the light.
- Weymouth Bible

No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a container, or puts it under a bed; but puts it on a stand, that those who enter in may see the light.
- World English Bible

No man lityneth a lanterne, and hilith it with a vessel, or puttith it vndur a bed, but on a candilstike, that men that entren seen liyt.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And no one having lighted a lamp doth cover it with a vessel, or under a couch doth put [it]; but upon a lamp-stand he doth put [it], that those coming in may see the light,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 8:16


8:16 No man having lighted a candle - As if ho had said, And let your good fruit appear openly. #Mt 5:15|; Mr 4:21; Lu 11:33.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 8:16


Lu 8:16-18 When he hath lighted a candle. See notes on Mt 5:15 Mr 4:21.

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