Matthew 10:34

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thinke not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Think not that I came to send peace on the earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not have the thought that I have come to send peace on the earth; I came not to send peace but a sword.
- Basic English Bible

Do not think that I have come to send peace upon the earth: I have not come to send peace, but a sword.
- Darby Bible

Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
- Webster's Bible

Do not suppose that I came to bring peace to the earth: I did not come to bring peace but a sword.
- Weymouth Bible

Don't think that I came to send peace on the earth. I didn't come to send peace, but a sword.
- World English Bible

Nile ye deme, that Y cam to sende pees in to erthe; Y cam not to sende pees, but swerd.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Ye may not suppose that I came to put peace on the earth; I did not come to put peace, but a sword;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 10:34


Mt 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth. Christ has to conquer a peace by overcoming the evil that is in the way of peace. Hence, to preach the gospel of purity and peace always arouses the opposition of the evil doer. Evil has to be put down before peace can prevail. Hence, while the great end that Christ proposes is peace, the immediate result of his coming, and of the preaching of the gospel, was opposition and bloodshed. But a sword. The only sword that Christ or his followers use in the conflict is the Sword of the Spirit, but the persecutor has in every age turned upon them the carnal sword. The sword is sent because persecutors use it upon the church.

Discussion for Matthew 10

  • Mamie Fluker
    This book also tell us we should not love any one more than the Lord.Not father,mother children or anything.If so we are not worthy of him.Jesus you are Number 1 in my life.Thank God for Jesus!!
  • MaryLeen Dorsainvil
    Mathew chpter 10 verse 38 Jesus says we must take up our cross and follow him and he who loves his life will loose it but he who gives up his life will have eternal life. This passage is telling us that our walk with Christ will be a life that of surrender and sacrifice. Loving and serving God means that we should love and serve each other. Serving just like Jesus did when he was here
  • Lu2677
    Nana Nezi; You asked, " 5-15 is not necessary now that the kingdom of God has come?"
    Matthew 10:5, Jesus commands his apostles not to preach to the Gentiles or the Samaritans. Matthew 10:6 "But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." Matthew 1:15, 3:2, 10:7, 4:17. It should be apparent that 5-15 is necessary. Jesus is speaking.
  • Nana Nezi
    According to the KJV, verse 5 says that the kingdom of heaven is at hand (near) please explain your interpretation of the following: 5-15 "This is not necessary now that the kingdom God is come."?

    Thank you for your time.
  • O'Shen Robinson-Barefield
    This is plain about the purpose and cost of discipleship.
  • Louisse
    WOw I'm Super Blessed by that.

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