Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

But if thine eye is bad, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee is darkness, how great is the darkness!

New American Standard Bible

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!

King James Version

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!

Holman Bible

But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. So if the light within you is darkness—how deep is that darkness!

International Standard Version

But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. Therefore, if the light within you has turned into darkness, how great is that darkness!"

American Standard Version

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!

Amplified

But if your eye is bad [spiritually blind], your whole body will be full of darkness [devoid of God’s precepts]. So if the [very] light inside you [your inner self, your heart, your conscience] is darkness, how great and terrible is that darkness!

An Understandable Version

But if your eye sees things wrongly, [then] your whole body [i.e., your entire life] will be full of darkness [i.e., will not be lived properly]. If therefore, the light you have is [really] darkness [i.e., if you are not seeing life properly], that darkness will be very great [i.e., you cannot possibly live properly].

Anderson New Testament

But if your eye be diseased, your whole body will be dark. If therefore, the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

Bible in Basic English

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!

Common New Testament

But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

Daniel Mace New Testament

but if your eye be bad, your whole body will be dark: if therefore that, which should be light to you, be dark; how great is that darkness?

Darby Translation

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!

Godbey New Testament

If thine eye may be bad, thy whole body will be dark. Then if the light which is in you is darkness, the darkness is so great.

Goodspeed New Testament

but if your eye is unsound, your whole body will be dark. If, therefore, your very light is darkness, how deep the darkness will be!

John Wesley New Testament

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?

Julia Smith Translation

But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be dark. If therefore the light which in thee is darkness, how much the darkness

King James 2000

But if your eye be evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness!

Lexham Expanded Bible

But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be dark. Therefore if the light in you is darkness, how great [is] the darkness!

Modern King James verseion

But if your eye is evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But and if thine eye be wicked, then all thy body shall be full of darkness. Wherefore if the light that is in thee, be darkness: how great is that darkness?

Moffatt New Testament

but if your Eye is selfish, the whole of your body will be darkened. And if your very light turns dark, then ??what a darkness it is!

Montgomery New Testament

"but if your eye is unsound, your whole body will be darkened. If then the very light within you is darkness, how dense is that darkness!

NET Bible

But if your eye is diseased, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

New Heart English Bible

But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness.

Noyes New Testament

but if thine eye be disordered, thy whole body will be in darkness. If then the light that is within thee is darkness, how great that darkness!

Sawyer New Testament

but if your eye is evil, your whole body will be dark. If, therefore, the light which is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

The Emphasized Bible

But, if thine eye be, evil, thy whole body, shall be, in the dark; - if therefore, the light which is in thee, is, darkness, the darkness, how great!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But if thine eye be vitiated, thy whole body will be darkened. If therefore the light which is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

Twentieth Century New Testament

But, if your eye is diseased, your whole body will be darkened. And, if the inner light is darkness, how intense must that darkness be!

Webster

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!

Weymouth New Testament

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!

Williams New Testament

But if your eye is unsound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the very source of light in you is darkness, how dense is that darkness!

World English 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!

Worrell New Testament

but, if your eye be evil, your whole body will be dark. If, therefore, the light that is in you be darkness, how great the darkness!

Worsley New Testament

but if thine eye be bad, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

Youngs Literal Translation

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!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

σοῦ 
Sou 
thy, thee, thine, thine own, thou, not tr
Usage: 241

eye
ὀφθαλμός 
Ophthalmos 
Usage: 57

be
ὦ 

ἐστί 
Esti 
be, may be, should be, is, might be, were, not tr,
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 41
Usage: 585

πονηρός 
Poneros 
Usage: 36

thy
σοῦ 
Sou 
thy, thee, thine, thine own, thou, not tr
Usage: 241

ὅλος 
Holos 
Usage: 83

σῶμα 
Soma 
Usage: 123

shall be
ἔσομαι 
Esomai 
shall be, will be, be, shall have, shall come to pass, shall, not tr,
Usage: 83

σκοτεινός 
Skoteinos 
Usage: 0

If
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

the light
φῶς 
Phos 
Usage: 44

that is

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

σοί 
Soi 
thee, thou, thy, thine own, not tr
Usage: 113

σκότος 
Skotos 
Usage: 23

πόσος 
Posos 
Usage: 9

References

Context Readings

The Light Of The Body

22 The light of the body is the eye. If therefore thine eye is sound, thy whole body will be bright. 23 But if thine eye is bad, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee is darkness, how great is the darkness! 24 No man can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or he will hold to one, and disparage the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.



Cross References

Proverbs 26:12

See thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope for a fool than of him.

Isaiah 5:20-21

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!

Isaiah 8:20

[Seek] to the law and to the testimony! If they speak not according to this word, surely there is no morning for them.

Isaiah 44:18-20

They do not know, nor do they consider. For he has shut their eyes, that they cannot see, and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

Isaiah 44:18

They do not know, nor do they consider. For he has shut their eyes, that they cannot see, and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

Jeremiah 8:8-9

How can ye say, We are wise, and the law of LORD is with us? But, behold, the FALSE pen of the scribes has wrought falsely.

Matthew 6:22

The light of the body is the eye. If therefore thine eye is sound, thy whole body will be bright.

Matthew 20:15

Is it not permitted for me to do what I want with my own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

Matthew 23:16-28

Woe to you, ye blind guides, who say, Whoever may swear by the temple, it is nothing, but whoever may swear by the gold of the temple, he is obligated.

Luke 8:10

And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the others in parables, so that seeing they would not see, and hearing they would not understand.

John 9:39-41

And Jesus said, For judgment I came into this world, so that those not seeing might see, and those who see might become blind.

Romans 1:22

Professing to be wise, they became foolish,

Romans 2:17-23

Behold, thou are called a Jew, and rely upon the law, and boast in God,

1 Corinthians 1:18-20

For the message of the cross is of course, foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is a power of God.

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

Let not one man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become foolish so that he may become wise.

Ephesians 4:18

darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the callousness of their heart.

Ephesians 5:8

For ye were once darkness, but now light in Lord. Walk as children of light

1 John 2:11

But he who hates his brother is in the darkness, and he goes about in the darkness, and knows not where he goes, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

Revelation 3:17-18

Because thou say, I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing, and do not know that thou are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.

Mark 7:22

covetings, wickednesses, deceit, licentiousness, an evil eye, reviling, pride, foolishness.

1 Corinthians 2:14

Now the natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he is unable to understand because they are evaluated spiritually.

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