Luke 11:36
New International Version
Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be just as full of light as when a lamp shines its light on you."

New Living Translation
If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light."

English Standard Version
If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light.”

Berean Study Bible
So if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it in darkness, you will be radiant, as though a lamp were shining on you.”

Berean Literal Bible
If therefore your body is full of light, not having any part dark, it will be all light, as when the lamp shining might light you."

New American Standard Bible
"If therefore your whole body is full of light, with no dark part in it, it will be wholly illumined, as when the lamp illumines you with its rays."

King James Bible
If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.

Christian Standard Bible
If, therefore, your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, it will be entirely illuminated, as when a lamp shines its light on you."

Contemporary English Version
If you have light, and nothing is dark, then light will be everywhere, as when a lamp shines brightly on you.

Good News Translation
If your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, it will be bright all over, as when a lamp shines on you with its brightness."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If, therefore, your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, it will be entirely illuminated, as when a lamp shines its light on you."

International Standard Version
Now if your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, it will be as full of light as when a lamp gives you light with its rays."

NET Bible
If then your whole body is full of light, with no part in the dark, it will be as full of light as when the light of a lamp shines on you."

New Heart English Bible
If therefore your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives you light."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But if your whole body is enlightened, and there is no darkened part, it shall be shining entirely like a lamp giving you light by its flame”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If your whole body is full of light and not darkness, it will be as bright as a lamp shining on you."

New American Standard 1977
“If therefore your whole body is full of light, with no dark part in it, it shall be wholly illumined, as when the lamp illumines you with its rays.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
If thy whole body therefore is full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light as when the bright shining of a lamp doth give thee light.

King James 2000 Bible
If your whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp does give you light.

American King James Version
If your whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle does give you light.

American Standard Version
If therefore thy whole body be full of light, having no part dark, it shall be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining doth give thee light.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If then thy whole body be lightsome, having no part of darkness; the whole shall be lightsome; and as a bright lamp, shall enlighten thee.

Darby Bible Translation
If therefore thy whole body [is] light, not having any part dark, it shall be all light as when the lamp lights thee with its brightness.

English Revised Version
If therefore thy whole body be full of light, having no part dark, it shall be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining doth give thee light.

Webster's Bible Translation
If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light; as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.

Weymouth New Testament
If, however, your whole body is penetrated with light, and has no part dark, it will be so lighted, all of it, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives you light."

World English Bible
If therefore your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives you light."

Young's Literal Translation
if then thy whole body is lightened, not having any part darkened, the whole shall be lightened, as when the lamp by the brightness may give thee light.'
Study Bible
The Lamp of the Body
35Be careful, then, that the light within you is not darkness. 36So if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it in darkness, you will be radiant, as though a lamp were shining on you.” 37As Jesus was speaking, a Pharisee invited Him to dine with him; so He went in and reclined at the table.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:15
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

Luke 11:35
Be careful, then, that the light within you is not darkness.

Luke 11:37
As Jesus was speaking, a Pharisee invited Him to dine with him; so He went in and reclined at the table.

Treasury of Scripture

If your whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle does give you light.

the whole.

Psalm 119:97-105
MEM. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day…

Proverbs 1:5
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

Proverbs 2:1-11
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; …

the bright shining of a candle.







Lexicon
So
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

if
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

[whole]
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

body
σῶμά (sōma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.

[is] full
ὅλον (holon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3650: All, the whole, entire, complete. A primary word; 'whole' or 'all', i.e. Complete, especially as noun or adverb.

of light,
φωτεινόν (phōteinon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5460: Bright, luminous, full of light. From phos; lustrous, i.e. Transparent or well-illuminated.

[and] no
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

part [of it]
μέρος (meros)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3313: A part, portion, share. From an obsolete but more primary form of meiromai; a division or share.

in darkness,
σκοτεινόν (skoteinon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4652: Full of darkness, dark. From skotos; opaque, i.e. benighted.

[you] will be
ἔσται (estai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

radiant,
φωτεινὸν (phōteinon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5460: Bright, luminous, full of light. From phos; lustrous, i.e. Transparent or well-illuminated.

as
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

though
ὅταν (hotan)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3752: When, whenever. From hote and an; whenever; also causatively inasmuch as.

a lamp
λύχνος (lychnos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3088: A lamp. From the base of leukos; a portable lamp or other illuminator.

were shining
ἀστραπῇ (astrapē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 796: A flash of lightning, brightness, luster. From astrapto; lightning; by analogy, glare.

on you.”
σε (se)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
(36) If thy whole body therefore be full of light.--The statement reads at first like an identical proposition. "If thy whole body be full of light, it shall be full of light all over." The apparent truism is, however, the most expressive utterance of a truth. If the "whole body"--life in all its various manifestations--is illumined by the divine light; if the character is in its measure perfect, as that of the Father is perfect, who is Light, and in whom is no darkness at all (1John 1:5); if passion, prejudice, ignorance are no longer there--then that character is . . ." We expect to hear something else as a climax of praise, but there is no higher word possible; the whole character is "full of light," illumined, flooded by the eternal Light.

Verse 36. - If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light. The Lord here completes his allegory, still preserving the same images, with a sketch of the condition of a holy and humble man of heart, who with a "single eye," that is, honestly, trustfully, lovingly, has looked upon the sign and believed. Godet's comment on this hard and mystic saying of the Blessed is very beautiful: "When, through the fact of the clearness of thine eye, thy whole body shall be penetrated with light, without there being in thee the least trace of darkness, then the phenomenon which will be wrought in thee will resemble what takes place on thy body when it is placed in the rays of a luminous focus. Jesus means that from the inward part of a perfectly sanctified man there rays forth a splendor which glorifies the external man, as when he is shone upon from without. It is glory as the result of holiness. The phenomenon described here by Jesus is no other than that which was realized in himself on the occasion of his transfiguration, and which he now applies to all believers." There is little doubt that this teaching had been spoken by the Master on one, if not on more than one, previous occasion. In St. Matthew's report, in almost identical language (Matthew 5:15 and Matthew 6:22), the immediate application was different, and the reference of the lamp put in a prominent place was not to the Resurrection. 11:29-36 Christ promised that there should be one sign more given, even the sign of Jonah the prophet; which in Matthew is explained, as meaning the resurrection of Christ; and he warned them to improve this sign. But though Christ himself were the constant preacher in any congregation, and worked miracles daily among them, yet unless his grace humbled their hearts, they would not profit by his word. Let us not desire more evidence and fuller teaching than the Lord is pleased to afford us. We should pray without ceasing that our hearts and understandings may be opened, that we may profit by the light we enjoy. And especially take heed that the light which is in us be not darkness; for if our leading principles be wrong, our judgment and practice must become more so.
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