Luke 22:32

“But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But I haue prayed for thee, that thy faith faile not; and when thou art conuerted, strengthen thy brethren.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but I made supplication for thee, that thy faith fail not; and do thou, when once thou hast turned again, establish thy brethren.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But I have made prayer for you, that your faith may not go from you: and when you are turned again, make your brothers strong.
- Basic English Bible

but *I* have besought for thee that thy faith fail not; and *thou*, when once thou hast been restored, confirm thy brethren.
- Darby Bible

But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not; and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
- Webster's Bible

But *I* have prayed for *you* that your faith may not fail, and you, when at last you have come back to your true self, must strengthen your brethren."
- Weymouth Bible

but I prayed for you, that your faith wouldn't fail. You, when once you have turned again, establish your brothers."
- World English Bible

that thi feith faile not; and thou sum tyme conuertid, conferme thi britheren.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I besought for thee, that thy faith may not fail; and thou, when thou didst turn, strengthen thy brethren.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 22:32


22:32 But I have prayed for thee - Who wilt be in the greatest danger of all: that thy faith fail not - Altogether: and when thou art returned - From thy flight, strengthen thy brethren - All that are weak in faith; perhaps scandalized at thy fall.


Discussion for Luke 22

  • Tim Dean
    In order to clearly understand the purpose of the sword, we must first rightly divide the meaning and context of "turn the other cheek. God NEVER intended for us to be door mats or yard dogs to be kicked and slapped for someone else's entertainment. Rather, we are taught by God's Word that we are the righteousness of God through Jesus Christ. We are supposed to walk with power and authority.
  • I fully agree with both Mark and Kevin. Else why did Jesus rebuke Peter for his use of the sword? Still, I can also understand why Peter thought it was the right thing to do at the time. Paul helps US when he writes, The weapons of OUR warfare are not carnal...
  • Self Defense obviously?
  • We that are seeking the Lord with our whole heart and are trying to abide in him should always in his will.We know what his will is for us it's His word!We don't have to ask what to do or what we have.Fasting so we can hear the Lord when we get stuck and don't know what exactly he would have us to do but we know that Jesus has provided all that we need to accomplish what he wants us to do!
  • Just as Nehemiah 's men rebuilt the wall with "a tool in one hand and a weapon in the other " I read it to be taken literally as much as figurative. If Jesus considered self defense a sin why would He be so reckless as to flirt with such an analogy? I believe it to mean protection from wild beasts and robbers that filled Judea, which, if they found them unprotected, would not hesitate to take their lives. Whatever the purpose, the swords were not to be offensive weapons to propagate the Gospel.
  • Sady
    Colin. I believe that christ was setting examples for us. He is showing us how we are to live. Christ God can do anything, after all he is God the creator. Jesus Told us to pray the Lords prayer. That is a promise to God that we will live on earth as in heaven.

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