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λυχνία, -ας, ἡ
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lampstand (not a candlestick)
a candlestick, lampstand, Mt. 5:15; met. a candlestick, as a figure of a Christian church, Rev. 1:12, 13, 20; of a teacher or prophet, Rev. 11:4

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Matthew 5:15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under the meal-tub, but on a stand (lychnian | λυχνίαν | acc sg fem), and it gives light to all in the house.
Mark 4:21 And he said to them, “A lamp is not brought to be put under a basket be put or a bed, is it? Is it not to be put on a lampstand (lychnian | λυχνίαν | acc sg fem)? be put
Luke 8:16 “No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a container or puts it under a bed, but places it on a lampstand (lychnias | λυχνίας | gen sg fem), so that those who come in may see the light.
Luke 11:33 “No one lights a lamp and puts it in a vault or under a basket, but on a lampstand (lychnian | λυχνίαν | acc sg fem), so that those who come in can see the light.
Hebrews 9:2 For a tent was set up. The outer room, in which were the lampstand (lychnia | λυχνία | nom sg fem) and the table and the consecrated bread, was called “the Holy Place.”
Revelation 1:12 And I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and when I had turned I saw seven golden lampstands (lychnias | λυχνίας | acc pl fem),
Revelation 1:13 and in the midst of the lampstands (lychniōn | λυχνιῶν | gen pl fem) one like a son of man, dressed in a long robe and with a gold sash tied high across his chest.
Revelation 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands (lychnias | λυχνίας | acc pl fem), is this: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands (lychniai | λυχνίαι | nom pl fem) are the seven churches.
Revelation 2:1 “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: The one who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands (lychniōn | λυχνιῶν | gen pl fem), has this to say:
Revelation 2:5 Therefore remember from where you have fallen; repent and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand (lychnian | λυχνίαν | acc sg fem) from its place, unless you repent.
Revelation 11:4 (These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands (lychniai | λυχνίαι | nom pl fem) that stand before the Lord of the earth.)