Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Lamp Of The Body

Matthew 6:22-23

“The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good(sound), your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is bad(evil) , your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

The translations from the english words to what means from greek-english are:

Lamp = portable lamp, light, candle

good/sound  = single

light = transparent, well-illuminated, full of light, bright

bad /evil = hurtful,  evil, in effect or in influence, and thus differing from ill, wicked, depravated which refers rather to essential character, as well as from (rotten,corrupt), which indicates degeneracy from original virtue); figuratively, calamitous; also (passively) ill, i.e. diseased; but especially (morally) culpable, i.e. derelict, vicious, facinorous; neuter (singular) mischief, malice, or (plural) guilt; masculine (singular) the devil, or (plural) sinners:--bad, evil, grievous, harm, lewd, malicious, wicked(-ness).

Are your eyes good or evil?

In Christ,
Cynthia Palmer