Matthew 6:22
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English Standard Version
“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light,

King James Bible
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

American Standard Version
The lamp of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The light of thy body is thy eye. If thy eye be single, thy whole body shall be lightsome.

English Revised Version
The lamp of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

Webster's Bible Translation
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thy eye be single, thy whole body will be full of light.

Weymouth New Testament
"The eye is the lamp of the body. If then your eyesight is good, your whole body will be well lighted;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Single (ἁπλοῦς)

The picture underlying this adjective is that of a piece of cloth or other material, neatly folded once, and without a variety of complicated folds. Hence the idea of simplicity or singleness (compare simplicity from the Latin simplex; semel, once; plicare, to fold). So, in a moral sense, artless, plain, pure. Here sound, as opposed to evil or diseased. Possibly with reference to the double-mindedness and indecision condemned in Matthew 6:24.

Full of light (φωτεινὸν)

Bengel says, "As if it were all eye."

Matthew 6:22 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

light of.

Luke 11:34-36 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when your eye is single, your whole body also is full of light; but when your eye is evil...

single.

Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house...

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety...

Ephesians 6:5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart...

Colossians 3:22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men pleasers; but in singleness of heart...

Cross References
Isaiah 5:20
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

Matthew 5:15
Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.

Luke 11:34
Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness.

Luke 11:35
Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness.

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