Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and
it gives light to all in the house.
"The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your
whole body will be full of light;
"Then the kingdom of heaven shall be compared to ten maidens who took
their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.
For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them;
but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.
Then all those maidens rose and trimmed their lamps.
And the foolish said to the wise, `Give us some of your oil, for our
lamps are going out.'
And he said to them, "Is a lamp brought in to be put under a bushel,
or under a bed, and not on a stand?
"No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel, or puts it
under a bed, but puts it on a stand, that those who enter may see the
"No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a bushel,
but on a stand, that those who enter may see the light.
Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is sound, your whole
body is full of light; but when it is not sound, your body is full of
If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will
be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light."
"Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning,
"Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does
not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she
He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for
a while in his light.
And we have the prophetic word made more sure. You will do well to pay
attention to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day
dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
and the light of a lamp shall shine in thee no more; and the voice of
bridegroom and bride shall be heard in thee no more; for thy merchants
were the great men of the earth, and all nations were deceived by thy
And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine upon it, for the glory
of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb.
And night shall be no more; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the
Lord God will be their light, and they shall reign for ever and ever.