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Issues in translation: Matt 6:22-23

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

In the current draft of the OEB, Matthew 6:22-23 reads:

The lamp of the body is the eye. If your eye is unclouded, your whole body will be lit up; but, if your eye is diseased, your whole body will be darkened. And, if the inner light is darkness, how intense must that darkness be!

This is not a bad translation. The eternal question is whether we can do better.

Tim Chambers has suggested in Issue 22 that we reconsider - if you are interested, why not join us on the current discussion on BetterBibles.com on this very verse.