Parallel Verses

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!"

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!

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!

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 unsound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the very light in you [your conscience] is darkened, how dense 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?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But if thine eye is evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If, therefore, the light that is in thee is 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 eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 23 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!" 24 "No one can serve two masters, because either he will hate one and love the other, or be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and riches!"



Cross References

Proverbs 26:12

Do you see a man who is wise in his own opinion? There's more hope for a fool than for him.

Isaiah 5:20-21

"How terrible it will be for those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute what is bitter for what is sweet and what is sweet for what is bitter!"

Isaiah 8:20

for instruction and for testimony? Surely they are speaking like this because the truth hasn't dawned on them.

Isaiah 44:18-20

They don't realize; they don't understand, because their eyes are plastered over so they cannot see, and their minds, too, so they cannot understand.

Jeremiah 4:22

"For my people are foolish, they don't know me. They're stupid children, they have no understanding. They're skilled at doing evil, but how to do good, they don't know."

Jeremiah 8:8-9

How can you say, "We're wise, and the Law of the LORD is with us,' when, in fact, the deceitful pen of the scribe has made it into something that deceives.

Matthew 6:22

"The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.

Matthew 20:15

I am allowed to do what I want with my own money, am I not? Or are you envious because I'm generous?'

Matthew 23:16-28

"How terrible it will be for you, blind guides! You say, "Whoever swears an oath by the sanctuary is excused, but whoever swears an oath by the gold of the sanctuary must keep his oath.'

Luke 8:10

So he said, "You have been given knowledge about the secrets of the kingdom of God. But to others they are given in parables, so that "they might look but not see, and they might listen but not understand.'"

John 9:39-41

Then Jesus said, "I have come into this world to judge it, so that those who are blind may see and so that those who see may become blind."

Romans 1:22

Though claiming to be wise, they became fools

Romans 2:17-23

Now if you call yourself a Jew, and rely on the Law, and boast about God,

1 Corinthians 1:18-20

For the message about the cross is nonsense to those who are being destroyed, but it is God's power to us who are being saved.

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

Let no one deceive himself. If any of you thinks he is wise in the ways of this world, he must become a fool to become really wise.

Ephesians 4:18

They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of their ignorance and hardness of heart.

Ephesians 5:8

For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light,

1 John 2:11

But the person who hates his brother is in the darkness and lives in the darkness. He does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

Revelation 3:17-18

You say, "I am rich. I have become wealthy. I don't need anything." Yet you don't realize that you are miserable, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked.

Mark 7:22

adultery, greed, wickedness, cheating, shameless lust, envy, slander, arrogance, and foolishness.

1 Corinthians 2:14

A person who isn't spiritual doesn't accept the things of God's Spirit, for they are nonsense to him. He can't understand them because they are spiritually evaluated.

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