“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?”
King James Version (KJV)
4:21 And he said, Is a candle - As if he had said, I explain these things to you, I give you this light, not to conceal, but to impart it to others. And if I conceal any thing from you now, it is only that it may be more effectually manifested hereafter. #Mt 5:15|; Lu 8:16; 11:33.
Mr 4:21 Is a candle . . . put under a bushel? The Jews used lamps instead of candles. These were set on, not a candlestick, but a light stand. See PNT "Mt 5:15". It is possible that these words, as well as Mr 4:24, were not spoken on this day, but borrowed from the Sermon on the Mount, because they are parables of a certain kind.