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Matthew 6:22 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The lamp of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thy eye be single, thy whole body will be full of light.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body will be light:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The lamp of the body, is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body, shall be, lighted up;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'The lamp of the body is the eye, if, therefore, thine eye may be perfect, all thy body shall be enlightened,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The light of thy body is thy eye. If thy eye be single, thy whole body shall be lightsome.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The light of the body is the eye: If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shalbe full of light.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— The lamp of the body is the eye: if thine eye therefore be perfect, thy whole body will be illuminated;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore thy eye shall be sound, thy whole body will be luminous.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
light 3088
{3088} Prime
λύχνος
luchnos
{lookh'-nos}
From the base of G3022; a portable lamp or other illuminator (literally or figuratively).
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
body 4983
{4983} Prime
σῶμα
soma
{so'-mah}
From G4982; the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
eye: 3788
{3788} Prime
ὀφθαλμός
ophthalmos
{of-thal-mos'}
From G3700; the eye (literally or figuratively); by implication vision; figuratively envy (from the jealous side glance).
if 1437
{1437} Prime
ἐάν
ean
{eh-an'}
From G1487 and G0302; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty.
therefore 3767
{3767} Prime
οὖν
oun
{oon}
Apparently a primary word; (adverbially) certainly, or (conjugationally) accordingly.
thine 4675
{4675} Prime
σοῦ
sou
{soo}
Genitive case of G4771; of thee, thy.
eye 3788
{3788} Prime
ὀφθαλμός
ophthalmos
{of-thal-mos'}
From G3700; the eye (literally or figuratively); by implication vision; figuratively envy (from the jealous side glance).
be 5600
{5600} Prime

o
{o}
Including the oblique forms, as well as ἦς [[es]], {ace}; [[e]], {ay}, etc.; the subjunctive of G1510; (may, might, can, could, would, must, etc.; also with G1487 and its compounds, as well as with other particles) be.
z5753
<5753> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 68
single, 573
{0573} Prime
ἁπλοῦς
haplous
{hap-looce'}
Probably from G0001 (as a particle of union) and the base of G4120; properly folded together, that is, single (figuratively clear).
thy 4675
{4675} Prime
σοῦ
sou
{soo}
Genitive case of G4771; of thee, thy.
whole 3650
{3650} Prime
ὅλος
holos
{hol'-os}
A primary word; 'whole' or 'all', that is, complete (in extent, amount, time or degree), especially (neuter) as noun or adverb.
body 4983
{4983} Prime
σῶμα
soma
{so'-mah}
From G4982; the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.
shall be 2071
{2071} Prime
ἔσομαι
esomai
{es'-om-ahee}
Future tense of G1510; will be.
z5704
<5704> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 188
full of light. 5460
{5460} Prime
φωτεινός
photeinos
{fo-ti-nos'}
From G5457; lustrous, that is, transparent or well illuminated (figurative).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 6:22

_ _ The light — rather, “the lamp.”

_ _ of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single — simple, clear. As applied to the outward eye, this means general soundness; particularly, not looking two ways. Here, as also in classical Greek, it is used figuratively to denote the simplicity of the mind’s eye, singleness of purpose, looking right at its object, as opposed to having two ends in view. (See Proverbs 4:25-27).

_ _ thy whole body shall be full of light — illuminated. As with the bodily vision, the man who looks with a good, sound eye, walks in light, seeing every object clear; so a simple and persistent purpose to serve and please God in everything will make the whole character consistent and bright.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 6:19-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Matthew 6:22

(7) The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine (g) eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

(7) Men maliciously and wickedly put out even the little light of nature that is in them.

(g) The judgment of the mind: that as the body is with the eyes, so our whole life may be ruled with right reason, that is to say, with the Spirit of God who gives light to us.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
light of:

Luke 11:34-36 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when [thine eye] is evil, thy body also [is] full of darkness. ... 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.

single:

Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Ephesians 6:5 Servants, be obedient to them that are [your] masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
Colossians 3:22 Servants, obey in all things [your] masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:
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