Matthew 6:22

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The light of the body is the eye: If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shalbe full of light.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The lamp of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The light of the body is the eye; if then your eye is true, all your body will be full of light.
- Basic English Bible

The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body will be light:
- Darby Bible

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thy eye be single, thy whole body will be full of light.
- Webster's Bible

The eye is the lamp of the body. If then your eyesight is good, your whole body will be well lighted;
- Weymouth Bible

The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light.
- World English Bible

The lanterne of thi bodi is thin iye; if thin iye be symple, al thi bodi shal be liytful;
- Wycliffe Bible

`The lamp of the body is the eye, if, therefore, thine eye may be perfect, all thy body shall be enlightened,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 6:22


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.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:22


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.

Discussion for Matthew 6

  • Mikey
    Jesus wanted people to place their hope elsewhere rather than in materialistic things. He wanted them to rely on the Source of lasting riches—Jehovah God. And we should want to also rely on Jehovah God rather than things we can not trust.
  • Andy
    Matthew 6 guides us in our relationship with Christ. God wants a personal relationship not for public display, but a personal relatinship with us. The things that we do should be done because of our love for God and not for public display. The world may see our good works but our good works should be done to glorify God
  • Lucy
    Its about what you do silently with your heart that counts not what you say ...
  • Matthew Mutua
    It only makes sense to look up to God's restraints concerning charity. Why blow one's own trumpet?

    If only we could be committed to doing the right thing in disregard of recognition...

    This chapter encourages us to wait for the most important thing: God's reward during the messiah's second coming.
  • Ines Humphrey
    Love it,give me strength and motivation to do better! I read chapter 6 every night before going to sleep! A good friend of mine told me about chapter 6 and is really helps me going through hard times!
  • Tunde
    The lord is great , if only people know that Jesus is the first they would not run after the things of the world because he has said " seek the kingdom of God first and every other things shall be added" but now a days people make things of the world first and Jesus the second option. May the lord forgive us all.

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