New Living Translation
So if your eye--even your good eye--causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
King James Bible
And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
Darby Bible Translation
But if thy right eye be a snare to thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members perish, and not thy whole body be cast into hell.
World English Bible
If your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it away from you. For it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehenna.
Young's Literal Translation
'But, if thy right eye doth cause thee to stumble, pluck it out and cast from thee, for it is good to thee that one of thy members may perish, and not thy whole body be cast to gehenna.
Matthew 5:29 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:29-30 If a person as dear as a right eye, or as useful as a right hand, cause thee thus to offend, though but in heart. Perhaps here may be an instance of a kind of transposition which is frequently found in the sacred writings: so that the 29th verse may refer to 27, 28; and the 30th to ver. 21, 22. Mt 5:29,27,28,30,21,22 As if he had said, Part with any thing, however dear to you, or otherwise useful, if you cannot avoid sin while you keep it. Even cut off your right hand, if you are of so passionate a temper, that you cannot otherwise be restrained from hurting your brother. Pull out your eyes, if you can no otherwise be restrained from lusting after women. Matt 18:8; Mark 9:43.
LibraryThe Fourth Beatitude
'Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.'--MATT. v. 6. Two preliminary remarks will give us the point of view from which I desire to consider these words now. First, we have seen, in previous sermons, that these paradoxes of the Christian life which we call the Beatitudes are a linked chain, or, rather, an outgrowth from a common root. Each presupposes all the preceding. Now, of course, it is a mistake to expect uniformity in the process of building …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Fifth Beatitude
The Sixth Beatitude
The Seventh Beatitude
But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.
And if your hand--even your stronger hand--causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
And tell him, 'God blesses those who do not turn away because of me.'"
However, we don't want to offend them, so go down to the lake and throw in a line. Open the mouth of the first fish you catch, and you will find a large silver coin. Take it and pay the tax for both of us."
And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It's better to enter eternal life with only one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.
And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out. It's better to enter the Kingdom of God with only one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,
Jump to PreviousBetter Body Cast Cause Causes Causeth Destroyed Eye Gehenna Gouge Hell Loss Member Members Offend Part Perish Pluck Profitable Rather Right Sin Snare Stumble Tear Throw Thrown Trouble Undergo Whole
Jump to NextBetter Body Cast Cause Causes Causeth Destroyed Eye Gehenna Gouge Hell Loss Member Members Offend Part Perish Pluck Profitable Rather Right Sin Snare Stumble Tear Throw Thrown Trouble Undergo Whole
LinksMatthew 5:29 NIV
Matthew 5:29 NLT
Matthew 5:29 ESV
Matthew 5:29 NASB
Matthew 5:29 KJV
Matthew 5:29 Bible Apps
Matthew 5:29 Biblia Paralela
Matthew 5:29 Chinese Bible
Matthew 5:29 French Bible
Matthew 5:29 German Bible
Matthew 5:29 Commentaries