New Living Translation
"Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with 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.
Darby Bible Translation
The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body will be light:
World English Bible
"The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light.
Young's Literal Translation
'The lamp of the body is the eye, if, therefore, thine eye may be perfect, all thy body shall be enlightened,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
LibraryFebruary 12. "But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You" (Matt. vi. 33).
"But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matt. vi. 33). For every heart that is seeking anything from the Lord this is a good watchword. That very thing, or the desire for it, may unconsciously separate you from the Lord, or at least from the singleness of your purpose unto Him. The thing we desire may be a right thing, but we may desire it in a distrusting and selfish spirit. Let us commit it to Him, and not cease to believe for …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Consider the Lilies of the Field
'Thy Kingdom Come'
'Thy Will be Done'
What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.
No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.
"Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when it is bad, your body is filled with darkness.
Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness.
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