Luke 11:35
New International Version
See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.

New Living Translation
Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness.

English Standard Version
Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness.

Berean Study Bible
Be careful, then, that the light within you is not darkness.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore take heed, lest the light that is in you be darkness.

King James Bible
Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.

New King James Version
Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness.

New American Standard Bible
So watch out that the light in you is not darkness.

NASB 1995
“Then watch out that the light in you is not darkness.

NASB 1977
“Then watch out that the light in you may not be darkness.

Amplified Bible
Be careful, therefore, that the light that is in you is not darkness.

Christian Standard Bible
Take care, then, that the light in you is not darkness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Take care then, that the light in you is not darkness.

American Standard Version
Look therefore whether the light that is in thee be not darkness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Take care therefore lest the light that is in you is darkness”

Contemporary English Version
So be sure your light isn't darkness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take heed therefore, that the light which is in thee, be not darkness.

English Revised Version
Look therefore whether the light that is in thee be not darkness.

Good News Translation
Make certain, then, that the light in you is not darkness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So be careful that the light in you isn't darkness.

International Standard Version
Therefore, be careful that the light in you isn't darkness.

Literal Standard Version
take heed, then, lest the light that [is] in you is darkness;

NET Bible
Therefore see to it that the light in you is not darkness.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore see whether the light that is in you is not darkness.

Weymouth New Testament
Consider therefore whether the light that is in you is anything but mere darkness.

World English Bible
Therefore see whether the light that is in you isn't darkness.

Young's Literal Translation
take heed, then, lest the light that is in thee be darkness;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Lamp of the Body
34Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body is full of darkness. 35Be careful, then, that the light within you is not darkness. 36So if your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, you will be radiant, as though a lamp were shining on you.”…

Cross References
Isaiah 5:20
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who turn darkness to light and light to darkness, who replace bitter with sweet and sweet with bitter.

Matthew 6:22
The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light.

Luke 11:34
Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body is full of darkness.

Luke 11:36
So if your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, you will be radiant, as though a lamp were shining on you."


Treasury of Scripture

Take heed therefore that the light which is in you be not darkness.

Proverbs 16:25
There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

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

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









(35) Take heed therefore that the light . . .--Better, See to it whether the light that is in thee be darkness. This takes the place in St. Luke's report of St. Matthew's (Luke 6:23) "If the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!" The warning is one which calls men to self-scrutiny. They need to examine their primary beliefs, their very intuitions of right and wrong, lest all they do should be vitiated at its very source. The call to do this implies that they must have a Light by which to judge their light, a Standard by which to test their standard, and that Light and Standard are found in the teaching of the Light that lighteth every man, in the recorded words and acts of the Son of Man.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Be careful,
σκόπει (skopei)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4648: To look at, regard attentively, take heed, beware, consider. From skopos; to take aim at, i.e. regard.

then,
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

[that] the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

light
φῶς (phōs)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5457: Light, a source of light, radiance. From an obsolete phao; luminousness.

within
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

you
σοὶ (soi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

is
ἐστίν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

darkness.
σκότος (skotos)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4655: Darkness, either physical or moral. From the base of skia; shadiness, i.e. Obscurity.


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