15Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, a bushel: the word in the original signifieth a measure containing about a pint less than a peck but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
English Standard Version
15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
15 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.
New King James Version
15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
New Living Translation
15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.
Ye are the salt of the earth. Mankind, lying in ignorance and wickedness, were as a vast heap, ready to putrify; but Christ sent forth his disciples, by their lives and doctrines to season it with knowledge and grace. If they are not such as they should be, they are as salt that has lost its savour. If a man can take up the profession of Christ, and yet remain graceless, no other doctrine, no other means, can make him profitable. Our light must shine, by doing such good works as men may see. What is between God and our souls, must be kept to ourselves; but that which is of itself open to the sight of men, we must study to make suitable to our profession, and praiseworthy. We must aim at the glory of God.