Luke 11:33

The Lamp of the Body

33 “No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.

Read Luke 11:33 Using Other Translations

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.
"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.
“No one lights a lamp and then hides it or puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where its light can be seen by all who enter the house.

What does Luke 11:33 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 11:33

No man when he hath lighted a candle
These words are often repeated by Christ on different occasions, (See Gill on Matthew 5:15) and (See Gill on Luke 8:16) and here seem to design the free, open, and clear ministry of Christ, who excelled Solomon in wisdom, and Jonas in powerful preaching. It being as a candle, which, when lighted, no man

putteth in a secret place;
as under a bed, ( Mark 4:21 ) where it cannot be seen, and its light be of any use:

neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which
come may see the light;
intimating, that Christ and his disciples did not preach in corners, or in private houses, and secret places, but in the streets of the city, and in the temples and synagogues, the public places of worship: and therefore the Jews were the more inexcusable, that they did not attend to the ministry of the word; and this would be their condemnation, that light was come among them, and they preferred darkness to it, ( John 3:19 ) .

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