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|.


Discussion for Matthew 6:23

  • Jonathan on Matthew 6:23
    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 on Matthew 6:23
    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.
  • Ron on Matthew 6:23
    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 on Matthew 6:23
    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 on Matthew 6:23
    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 on Matthew 6:23
    If you are surrounded by false prophet, religion you will end up see light in them so how great will be thee darkness .
  • Michele on Matthew 6:23
    The ones who have dark eyes are in control of this present world, darkness will end the good & evil will overtake it, but only for awhile! God is in control & His love will prevail & no dark eyes will overtake anyone who came from above! Remember who you are & where you came from!! If you came from above, you will go back to heaven! If you were born of this world your eyes are darkened & you must repent to know the light of truth! God can save all even the earth bound! I am from above & I will go back to where I was created, let the darkness if your eyes & soul leave you! Become light & you too can go to my home in heaven above, by being like your creator who is all good & no evil! Good comes from good, bad comes from evil!!!
  • Toni on Matthew 6:23
    @Mic, there is a verse that talks about people having an "evil eye"... For some, they only see the worst in everybody. It's people who say "there is just something about that person that I don't like..." Though they know nothing about the person. The eye is the first thing that sees and then lust forms when the eye is full of darkness. There are people who see the worst in everyone... never have anything positive to say - always running people down by what they look like. Very judgmental. When the eye is dark, people are unable to "see" spiritually I believe.
  • Mic on Matthew 6:23
    Does it mean whatever is in your heart shows in your eyes?


 

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