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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
6:22 The eye is the lamp of the body - And what the eye is to the body, the intention is to the soul. We may observe with what exact propriety our Lord places purity of intention between worldly desires and worldly cares, either of which directly tend to destroy. If thine eye be single - Singly fixed on God and heaven, thy whole soul will be full of holiness and happiness. If thine eye be evil - Not single, aiming at any thing else.
Mt 6:22,23 The light of the body is the eye. This is not an abrupt transition, but bears on the same subject. If one's eye is diseased, all he sees is wrong. So the mind, or conscience, is the light of the soul. If these be darkened, all is darkness; if these see aright, all is light.
Shay's comment on 2014-01-27 07:45:10:
Jesus spoke about keeping our eye "simple". Just as a lamp can illuminate our path and allow us to walk without falling, what we take in through our figurative ‘eyes of the heart’ can enlighten us, helping us to conduct ourselves without stumbling.
A “simple” eye is totally focused on one purpose—that of doing God’s will.
By contrast, a “wicked” eye is crafty, covetous, and drawn to things that are worthless
Bill Sterling's comment on 2013-11-23 23:54:37:
Mathew 6 is a dissertation on treasure. Mt 20 has to do with generosity and greediness. Matthew 25.14-30 explains what use individuals made of treasure entrusted to them, and verse 31 reveals the conditions of judgment to all individuals of all nations. 1 John 3 clears up any leftover doubts for believers.
Mathew's comment on 2013-09-13 17:01:35:
I think Wesley made the best comment. Your means your INTENTIONS. Whatever you give attention and desire from it, effects not only your body, but your soul. And if your eye be "single", meaning pure or true, the presence of God (the light) will illuminate your life. Peace :)
Always3arching's comment on 2013-07-19 10:07:37:
Matt 6:22 is actually speaking of the Pineal Gland. It is our third or first eye. It's the eye that close when Adam and Eve's "EYES" were opened. The Pineal Gland has the same fluid as the eye. It also has a cornea and a lens but most adults Pineal Glands hes a calcium phosphate biuld-up on it do to poor diet and lack of use.
Hellen Beeldsnijder's comment on 2013-02-16 19:40:27:
Now I have a question for you: Do you know what the water of live is? Revelation 22:17.
Hellen Beeldsnijder's comment on 2013-02-16 19:35:37:
Your body = the garden Genesis 2:10. And a river (spinal cord) went out of Eden (brain/arc) to water the garden (body): from there it separated into four headwaters. Pison: urine --Gibon: intestinal tract --Tigris: blood --Euphrates: the nerve fluid.
Hellen Beeldsnijder's comment on 2013-02-16 19:29:57:
Your brain = Eden. Exodus 25:16 cherubs: cerebrum/left and right brain. Thalamus: the arc with the manna and the law of God (Hebrews 8:10), pineal gland: holy of holiest; pituitary gland: the land filled with milk and honey.
B's comment on 2012-11-02 22:08:34:
I believe it to be the pineal gland in the geometric center of the brain.
Yilda's comment on 2011-06-18 09:44:40:
I think it refers to your third eye chakra
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