Matthew 6:22-24

22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy,[a] your whole body will be full of light.
23 But if your eyes are unhealthy,[b] your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Matthew 6:22 in Other Translations

KJV
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
ESV
22 "The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light,
NLT
22 “Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light.
MSG
22 "Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light.
CSB
22 "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.

Matthew 6:22-24 In-Context

20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy,your whole body will be full of light.
23 But if your eyes are unhealthy,your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Cross References 1

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. The Greek for "healthy" here implies "generous" .
  • [b]. The Greek for "unhealthy" here implies "stingy" .
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