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Mark 4:21

Context
The Parable of the Lamp

4:21 He also said to them, “A lamp 1  isn’t brought to be put under a basket 2  or under a bed, is it? Isn’t it to be placed on a lampstand?

Mark 7:30

Context
7:30 She went home and found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.

1 sn The lamp is probably an ancient oil burning lamp or perhaps a candlestick. Jesus is comparing revelation to light, particularly the revelation of his ministry.

2 tn Or “a bowl”; this refers to any container for dry material of about eight liters (two gallons) capacity. It could be translated “basket, box, bowl” (L&N 6.151).



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