Luke 2:35

“(Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

(Yea a sword shall pearce thorow thy owne soule also) that the thoughts of many hearts may be reuealed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and a sword will pierce even your own soul--to the end that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

yea and a sword shall pierce through thine own soul; that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

(And a sword will go through your heart;) so that the secret thoughts of men may come to light.
- Basic English Bible

(and even a sword shall go through thine own soul;) so that [the] thoughts may be revealed from many hearts.
- Darby Bible

(And a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
- Webster's Bible

and a sword will pierce through your own soul also; that the reasonings in many hearts may be revealed."
- Weymouth Bible

Yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."
- World English Bible

And a swerd schal passe thorou thin owne soule, that the thouytis ben schewid of many hertis.
- Wycliffe Bible

(and also thine own soul shall a sword pass through) -- that the reasonings of many hearts may be revealed.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 2:35


2:35 A sword shall pierce through thy own soul - So it did, when he suffered: particularly at his crucifixion.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:35


Lu 2:35 A sword shall pierce through thy own soul. He announces that the blessed mother should also be a sorrowing mother. Though she was exulted in the thought that her son should sit on the throne of David, she learns now that the calumny will make him its sign, and a sword shall pierce her soul. That the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. Christ brings to light by bringing into activity the thoughts of the heart. The result of preaching Christ is always to awaken opposition or love and obedience.

Discussion for Luke 2

  • BSP
    Jesus continued subject to his earthly parents as verse 51 mentions. Even though he was perfect, he obeyed his imperfect parents.
  • Lilian
    Jesus was given by God to us because of his love . John 3:16 for God so love the world that he gave his only begotten son Jesus Christ whoever believes in him shall not be perish but have everlasting life amen. What a faithful and loving God we serve. Jesus took our sins pain and worries on the cross he paid the price for us it is finish. Lets keep praising Jesus for everything he have done. Amen
  • David L Canham
    Luke surely was a man of great knowledge because he know how the people would react to unusual events and that word would be spread very rapidly which would ignite the explosion necessary for God plan to be implemented.
  • KDC
    The shepherds got a fantastic piece of news!!! I believe that after seeing the Christ, in their excitement, must have noised it abroad right there in Bethlehem. But guess what??? The peiple Having ears they listened but didn't really hear.....scriptural...
  • Macieso
    I love kjv of the Bible and Luke chp 2 i s one of the greatest chp in the Bible and love it.
  • GeraldineCole
    This is great and I was bless again just reading it over again Anna the prop.was a women that love God I pray that God will raise up many more like Anna and other women in the bible .Women U are important to Jesus The Christ Jesus is calling his Childern Out he is saying live in the world but be not of this world come out live for him U can not be and do and act like the world and be a child of Jesus u can not love the world nor things in the world.but we must show love to the world why because we belong to Jesus we have the real love inside of us the sinner have a nature love which depending on if u do and act like they want u to they love U .and thats not real love .it appointed a man once to die then the judgment. Question is will U Be Ready

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