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 also learning the words that comes from the Father at 12 yrs he was sharing the word's with Rabbai's . Jesus himself is the word of God he was given to us not to condemn but to fulfill the Scripture s . We must be Rejoice always as VICTORY HAS COME. I PRAISE YOU JESUS AND LOVE YOUR WORDS AND I WILL KEEP THEM UNTIL RAPTURE.AMEN
  • 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
  • Norm
    Luke 3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: 17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
  • 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.
  • Masha
    as a mother who tends to be talkative, I am challenged by MARY'S example in verses 19 and 51 of Luke 2:she stored these things in her heart and often pondered them. that i may be more meditative than talkative!
    Mary and Joseph fulfilled all the requirements of the law for baby Jesus; and He lived a life of obedience and submission to His earthly parents(51).JESUS was the personification of grace

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