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

  • BSP
    Verses 22, 23: Jesus here contrasted a simple eye and an evil eye. A simple eye is focused on serving God but an evil eye is focused on selfish things.
  • BSP
    Verse 14: This shows that forgiveness is not automatic. We must forgive others in order to gain God's forgiveness.
  • J murph
    thank you Matt Henry, 1710! that was Matthew 6:33-34 was the exact chapther
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 6:20 BUT LAY UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES IN HEAVEN WHERE NEITHER MOTH NOR RUST DOTH CORRUPT AND WHERE THIEVES DO NOT BREAK THROUGH NOR STEAL----6:21 FOR WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS THERE WILL YOUR --- HEART --- BE ALSO PROVERBS 15:6 IN THE HOUSE OF THE RIGHTEOUS IS MUCH TREASURE BUT IN THE REVENUES OF THE WICKED IS TROUBLE
  • Eva N. Walker
    I think that it is from God and it`s all powerful and anointed. AMEN!!!
  • Andy
    Just as Jehovah God forgives us of our sins, we want to show a forgiving attitude towards people.

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