Posted by ESC on March 17, 2003
In Reply to: Lights & bushels posted by Sandy Cullen on March 17, 2003
: I am curious as to the derivation of the expression: "hiding his light under a bushel". Can anyone enlighten me?
It's from the Bible.
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.
No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.