Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Luke 8:16


“No one lights 1  a lamp 2  and then covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand so that those who come in can see the light. 3 


Mt 5:15,16; Mr 4:21,22; Lu 11:33; Ac 26:18; Php 2:15,16; Re 1:20; Re 2:1; Re 11:4

NET © Notes

tn The participle ἅψας ({aya") has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style.

sn This is probably an ancient oil burning lamp or perhaps a candlestick. Jesus is comparing revelation to light, particularly the revelation of his ministry; see 1:78-79.

tn Or “its light,” if the Greek article is translated as a possessive pronoun (for such usage, cf. ExSyn 215).

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