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Matthew 5:15

Context
NETBible

People 1  do not light a lamp and put it under a basket 2  but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.

XREF

Ex 25:37; Nu 8:2; Mr 4:21; Lu 8:16; Lu 11:33

NET © Notes

tn Grk “Nor do they light.” The plural in Greek is indefinite, referring to people in general.

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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