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 for Matthew 6:23

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 for Matthew 6:23

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 6:23


6:21 #Luke 11:34|.

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.

6:24 Mammon - Riches, money; any thing loved or sought, without reference to God. #Luke 16:13|.

6:25 And if you serve God, you need be careful for nothing. Therefore take not thought - That is, be not anxiously careful. Beware of worldly cares; for these are as inconsistent with the true service of God as worldly desires. Is not the life more than meat? - And if God give the greater gift, will he deny the smaller? #Luke 12:22|.


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