15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.(A)

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15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

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15 (A)nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a [a]basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

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  1. Matthew 5:15 Or peck-measure

15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.(A)

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14-16 “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.

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