If your right eye causes you to sin. Jesus is using hyperbole, or a figure of speech, to illustrate His point. See Proverbs 23:2. What is the point? If we removed each member of the body that commits sin, we would have to kill the entire body. As believers in Christ, we have a new birth where theold man is put to death, that thenew man might live (Rom. 6:6; 8:13; 1 Cor. 15:22, 36; Eph. 4:22-24; Col. 3:9-10).