Matthew 6:23

But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if thine eye be euill, thy whole body shall be full of darknesse. If therfore the light that is in thee be darkenesse, how great is that darkenesse?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is the darkness!
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if your eye is evil, all your body will be dark. If then the light which is in you is dark, how dark it will be!
- Basic English Bible

but if thine eye be wicked, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great the darkness!
- Darby Bible

But if thy eye be evil, thy whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee is darkness, how great is that darkness!
- Webster's Bible

but if your eyesight is bad, your whole body will be dark. If however the very light within you is darkness, how dense must the darkness be!
- Weymouth Bible

But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
- World English Bible

but if thin iye be weiward, al thi bodi shal be derk. If thanne the liyt that is in thee be derknessis, how grete schulen thilk derknessis be?
- Wycliffe Bible

but if thine eye may be evil, all thy body shall be dark; if, therefore, the light that [is] in thee is darkness -- the darkness, how great!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Matthew 6:23

  • Jonathan for verse 23
    We each have a 3rd eye. It is called the perennial gland. Prophets see through this when they have visions. Witchcraft persons focus on this when they do evil. What ever you meditate on, whether it is of righteousness, to split the seas like Moses or unrighteousness, to do evil as psychics and mediums and divination, your whole being will be filled with that meditation. Whether you meditate on the Word of God or in Black Arts. If your eye be evil, so is your whole body!
  • Gurjit Singh for verse 23
    Evil eye means the eye not able to see.If strength of soul of seeing soul 's eye is not awakend we can not see the divine light in the body and remains in darkness.The darkness of our sins and bad deeds supresses that forever divine light in our body.We have to remove the affects of our sins from our souls to make it able to see the divine light and obtain the mercy of God.
  • Jesus was speaking of spiritual vision. If we keep our attention eye single upon Jesus, the Word Joh 1 1 and 14 , then all that we will be filled with is the light of His Word. Likewise, an evil eye is simply when we allow our thoughts to be anything less than single upon Jesus.
  • Richard pennington for verse 23
    23 But if your eye is evil your whole body will be dark So if the light in you is darkness how much is the darkness MATT 6 23 Evil begats evil only good as God sees it will evil be over come pray to our God to over come the evil in our nation to allow repentance toward god
  • Dubem onyekachi for verse 23
    The eyes feast on wrong images(half-naked women,wrong view about people etc) and sends these junks to the heart and the heart dwells on these wrong images; As a result evil thoughts are formed and corruption takes place.This is how one can be filled with darkness within. Selah
  • Batsirai for verse 23
    If you are surrounded by false prophet, religion you will end up see light in them so how great will be thee darkness .

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