Matthew 6:23
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English Standard Version
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 the darkness!

King James Bible
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!

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!

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if thy eye be evil thy whole body shall be darksome. If then the light that is in thee, be darkness: the darkness itself how great shall it be!

English Revised 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!

Webster's Bible Translation
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!

Matthew 6:23 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

In thee - darkness

Seneca, in one of his letters, tells of an idiot slave in his house, who had suddenly become blind. "Now, incredible as the story seems, it is really true that she is unconscious of her blindness, and consequently begs her attendant to go elsewhere because the house is dark. But you may be sure that this, at which we laugh in her, happens to us all; no one understands that he is avaricious or covetous. The blind seek for a guide; we wander about without a guide."

"Seeing falsely is worse than blindness. A man who is too dim-sighted to discern the road from the ditch, may feel which is which; but if the ditch appears manifestly to him to be the road, and the road to be the ditch, what shall become of him? False seeing is unseeing, on the negative side of blindness" (Ruskin, "Modern Painters").

Matthew 6:23 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thine.

Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil, because I am good?

Isaiah 44:18-20 They have not known nor understood: for he has shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand...

Mark 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

Ephesians 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them...

Ephesians 5:8 For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

1 John 2:11 But he that hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, and knows not where he goes...

If.

Matthew 23:16 Woe to you, you blind guides, which say, Whoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing...

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Proverbs 26:12 See you a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Isaiah 5:20,21 Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet...

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil...

Jeremiah 8:8,9 How do you say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? See, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain...

Luke 8:10 And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see...

John 9:39-41 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind...

Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Romans 2:17-23 Behold, you are called a Jew, and rest in the law, and make your boast of God...

1 Corinthians 1:18-20 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but to us which are saved it is the power of God...

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them...

1 Corinthians 3:18,19 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise...

Revelation 3:17,18 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable...

Cross References
Isaiah 5:20
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!

Matthew 20:15
Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?'

Mark 7:22
coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.

Luke 11:34
Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness.

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