Luke 11:34


(KJV) 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.
(1611 KJV) 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 euill, thy body also is full of darkenesse.
(1587 Geneva Bible) The light of the bodie is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, then is thy whole bodie light: but if thine eye be euill, then thy bodie is darke.
(1526 Tyndale) The light of thy body is the eye. Therfore when thine eye is single: then is all thy body full of light. But if thine eye be evyll: then shall thy body also be full of darknes.

Counterfeit Versions
(AMP) Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye (your conscience) is sound and fulfilling its office, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound and is not fulfilling its office, your body is full of darkness.
(CEB) Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your whole body is full of darkness.
(CEV) Your eyes are the lamp for your body. When your eyes are good, you have all the light you need. But when your eyes are bad, everything is dark.
(ERV) The only source of light for the body is the eye. When you look at people and want to help them, you are full of light. But when you look at people in a selfish way, you are full of darkness.
(ESV) 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.
(GNB) Your eyes are like a lamp for the body. When your eyes are sound, your whole body is full of light; but when your eyes are no good, your whole body will be in darkness.
(HCSB) Your eye is the lamp of the body. When your eye is good, your whole body is also full of light. But when it is bad, your body is also full of darkness.
(JB PHILLIPS) The lamp of your body is your eye. When your eye is sound, your whole body is full of light, but when your eye is evil, your whole body is full of darkness.
(LB) Your eyes light up your inward being. A pure eye lets sunshine into your soul. A lustful eye shuts out the light and plunges you into darkness.
(THE MESSAGE) Your eye is a lamp, lighting up your whole body. If you live wide-eyed in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar.
(New American Bible-Revised Edition-Roman Catholic) The lamp of the body is your eye. When your eye is sound, then your whole body is filled with light, but when it is bad, then your body is in darkness.
(NASV) The eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness.
(NCV) Your eye is a light for the body. When your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But when your eyes are evil, your whole body will be full of darkness.
(NET) Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is diseased, your body is full of darkness.
(NIRV) “Your eye is like a lamp for your body. Suppose your eyes are good. Then your whole body also is full of light. But suppose your eyes are bad. Then your body also is full of darkness.
(NIV) Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness.
(NKJV) The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness.
(NLV) The eye is the light of the body. When your eye is good, your whole body is full of light. When your eye is sinful, your whole body is full of darkness.
(NLT) “Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when it is bad, your body is filled with darkness.
(RSV) Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is sound, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound, your body is full of darkness.
(VOICE) Listen, your eye, your outlook, the way you see is your lamp. If your way of seeing is functioning well, then your whole life will be enlightened. But if your way of seeing is darkened, then your life will be a dark, dark place.
(NWT-Jehovah’s Witnesses) The lamp of the body is your eye. When your eye is focused, your whole body is also bright; but when it is envious, your body is also dark.

Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
ο λυχνος του σωματος εστιν ο οφθαλμος οταν ουν ο οφθαλμος σου απλους η και ολον το σωμα σου φωτεινον εστιν επαν δε πονηρος η και το σωμα σου σκοτεινον

Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
ο λυχνος του σωματος εστιν ο οφθαλμος σου οταν ο οφθαλμος σου απλους η και ολον το σωμα σου φωτεινον εστιν επαν δε πονηρος η και το σωμα σου σκοτεινον

Corrupted Manuscripts
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Affected Teaching
The word “single” in the Greek is only used twice in the New Testament. The other verse is: Matthew 6:22 (KJV) The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. It is the word “haplous” and carries with it the idea of “sincere, generous, sound, or free from wrong motives” in a positive way. As the verse states, that the light of the body is the eye, and if the eye is single in purpose, then the whole body shall be filled with light. It speaks of a disciple who is single in purpose and that purpose is to be sold out to the Lord Jesus Christ and the propagation of the Gospel. If one focuses their life on the Kingdom of God, then they are living in total light and wish to fulfill the fact the we are the light of the world. (Mat 5:14 KJV) Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. This would refer only to a true believer who invests their life in the Kingdom of God. A true believer who still walks with the world will never give evidence they are the light. The modern versions make this verse sound like the physical eye is in view when in reality it is the spiritual single eye of the believer who has only one focus in their life and that is the Gospel. 1 Corinthians 2:2 (KJV) For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. The true believer has a single eye or focus in their life and that is service in the Lord’s body. In the modern versions, it is not always what they leave out but how they misinterpret words which causes the verses to derail the true context of or meaning of passages.

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