Luke 11:34

The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light: but when thine eye is euill, thy body also is full of darkenesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The lamp of thy body is thine eye: when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when it is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The light of the body is the eye: when your eye is true, all your body is full of light; but when it is evil, your body is dark.
- Basic English Bible

The lamp of the body is thine eye: when thine eye is simple, thy whole body also is light; but when it is wicked, thy body also is dark.
- Darby Bible

The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thy eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thy eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
- Webster's Bible

The lamp of the body is the eye. When your eyesight is good, your whole body also is lighted up; but when it is defective, your body is darkened.
- Weymouth Bible

The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore when your eye is good, your whole body is also full of light; but when it is evil, your body also is full of darkness.
- World English Bible

The lanterne of thi bodi is thin iye; if thin iye be symple, al thi bodi schal be liyti; but if it be weyward, al thi bodi schal be derkful.
- Wycliffe Bible

`The lamp of the body is the eye, when then thine eye may be simple, thy whole body also is lightened; and when it may be evil, thy body also is darkened;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 11:34


11:34 But when thine eye is evil - When thou aimest at any thing else, thou wilt be full of folly, sin, and misery. On the contrary, #Mt 6:22|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 11:34


Lu 11:34 Thy whole body also is full of light. If it were thus the whole body would be luminous, and if our souls be full of light, of the light of Christ, then our light shall shine as that of a lamp.

Discussion for Luke 11

  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 11:32 THE MEN OF NINEVE SHALL RISE UP IN THE JUDGEMENT WITH THIS GENERATION AND SHALL CONDEMN IT FOR THEY REPENTED AT THE PREACHING OF JONAS ---- AND BEHOLD A GREATER THAN JONAS IS HERE---- PHILIPPIANS 2:9 WHEREFORE GOD ALSO HATH HIGHLY EXALTED HIM AND GIVEN HIM A NAME WHICH IS ABOVE EVERY NAME JOHN 14:20 AT THAT DAY YOU SHALL KNOW THAT I AM IN MY FATHER AND YOU IN ME AND I IN YOU
  • Maricel Gallego
    I love reading the word of God.It gives me a lot of wisdom and knowledge.
  • Joe rog
    Luke's version of the Lord's Prayer is great, it shows clearly that it is not finances only that should be forgiven like some believe from the Matthew version which uses debts. Luke says sins. And I know that Jesus explains the Matthew version and uses the term trespasses. So from these two versions of the Lord's Prayer we should forgive debts trespasses and sins. Glory to God and glory to Jesus.
  • A disciple
    "Lord, teach us to pray..." The Lord DOES teach us! He gives us precisely the words to use; and He tells us all about HOW to pray. It is our own UNBELIEF and lack of determination that accepts obstacles and contradictions as indisputable; instead of tenaciously clinging to the urgency of our need, and not accepting a "No" from Him who alone can help us. How badly do you need? THEN PRAY LIKE IT!
  • Stephende
    The chapter shows the passion of Jesus, the High Priest, in his vehemently urging repentence to gain the Holy Spirit of God. And who is blessed of God? Those who hear the word and keep it. The word of God exists in no other place than the Bible. To hear first ye must read, study until understanding truly occurs. It is hard, hard to do but but this is importunity that Jesus preaches. Glory be
  • Steve morrow
    luke 11:1....LORD teach us to pray....2and ---HE SAID UNTO THEM---when you pray say our FATHER which art in heaven.......( is there any where that the LORD says pray the rosary )mark 7:7 HOWBEIT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN 2 JOHN 9 WHOSOEVER TRANSGRESSETH AND ABIDETH NOT IN THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST ---HATH NOT GOD---.......

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