Lamps

  • Design of.

    2 Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

  • DESCRIBED AS
    • Burning.

      Genesis 15:17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

    • lamp (KJV Dictionary)

    • Shining.

      John 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

  • Lighted with oil.

    Matthew 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

    Matthew 25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

  • Bible concordance for LAMP

  • Oil for, carried in vessels.

    Matthew 25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

  • Sometimes supplied with oil from a bowl through pipes.

    Zechariah 4:2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:

  • Required to be constantly trimmed.

    Matthew 25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

  • See Lamps in McClintock and Strong.

  • USED FOR LIGHTING
    • The tabernacle.

      Exodus 25:37 And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.

    • Private apartments.

      Acts 20:8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.

    • Chariots of war by night.

      Nahum 2:3-4 The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken. 4 The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings.

    • Marriage processions.

      Matthew 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

    • Persons going out at night.

      John 18:3 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.

  • Often kept lighting all night.

    Proverbs 31:18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

  • Placed on a stand to give light to all in the house.

    Matthew 5:15 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.

  • Illumination of the tents of Arab chiefs by, alluded to.

    Job 29:3-4 When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness; 4 As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle;

  • Probable origin of dark lantern.

    Judges 7:16 And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.

  • ILLUSTRATIVE
    • Of the word of God.

      Psalms 119:105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

      Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

    • Of omniscience of Christ.

      Daniel 10:6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.

      Revelation 1:14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

    • Of graces of the Holy Ghost.

      Revelation 4:5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

    • Of salvation of God.

      Genesis 15:17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

      Isaiah 62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

    • Of God's guidance.

      2 Samuel 22:29 For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.

      Psalms 18:28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

    • Of glory of the cherubim.

      Ezekiel 1:13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.

    • Of spirit of man.

      Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

    • Of ministers.

      John 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

    • Of wise rulers.

      2 Samuel 21:17 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah succoured him, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David sware unto him, saying, Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, that thou quench not the light of Israel.

      (marg.)
    • Of severe judgments.

      Revelation 8:10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

    • Of a succession of heirs.

      1 Kings 11:36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.

      1 Kings 15:4 Nevertheless for David's sake did the LORD his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:

    • (Put out,) of destruction of the wicked.

      Job 18:5 Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.

      Job 21:17 How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger.

      Proverbs 13:9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

    • (Totally quenched,) of complete destruction of those who curse parents.

      Proverbs 20:20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

 
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