“(Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”
King James Version (KJV)
2:35 A sword shall pierce through thy own soul - So it did, when he suffered: particularly at his crucifixion.
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.