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

  • A disciple
    Dear Sister Thelma; It is a comfort like healing balm to read good words like yours! While so many times I am compelled to answer, reprove, rebuke and correct, many misled and obstinate who have set themselves to oppose and contradict the truth of the Glad Tidings; the good and wholesome words of the Saints are like cold waters to a thirsty soul, and so timely! The LORD bless and keep you!
  • Thelma Denson
    I read the bible to get my life right which I already pray the pray. God is a good and this chapter is a good one.
  • BettG
    A Disciple: Jesus made friends, then he made disciples of those friends ................
  • Steve morrow
    ***LUKE 21:36 watch you therefore --- and pray always that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before THE SON OF MAN *** 2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 wherefore we pray always for you that our GOD would count you worthy of this calling and fulfill all the good pleasure of HIS goodness and the work of faith with power
  • A disciple
    Jot; Just in case there are actually multitudes of sincere Believers with good and honest hearts; who really do think deeply about WHAT they pray; don't you think it might be a "little" arrogant to presume that praying the "Our Father" is heathen repetition? Leading the Assembly in prayer of the very words of our Lord is a good thing! Maybe you need to start praying, instead of attacking prayer.
  • Jot
    Verse 7: "when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do" - Then in verses 10 to 13 he gives an EXAMPLE of a righteous prayer..
    Certain denominations then REPEAT the EXAMPLE word for word for CENTURIES taking Jesus' words literally! Such a contradiction. And since when was the savior EVER literal?! His entire gospel was told in metaphors.
    Our prayers should be unique and from the heart.

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