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

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX ! VERSE 6 THRU 42 ! SHALOM ISRAEL ZION INDEED AMEN AND AMEN ! THY SALVATION DRAWETH NEIGH UNTO THEE AMEN AND AMEN ! SHABBAT SHALOM YEDDA DIM ! GLORY TO GOD ALMIGHTY YAHWEH, IN AND THROUGH HIS SON MESSIAH CHRIST YESHUA JESUS GLORY AMEN AND AMEN INDEED !
  • BSP
    Jesus foretold that his followers would be hated but in order to be saved we must endure all the way to the end.
  • Jack Hughes
    Amen to those words! God gave me some good news today !
  • Ann George
    I can accept the hate ..the endurance is impossible without faith in Jesus.
  • Eric
    The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
  • Eric
    The Gospel of God cometh only from God, our Father which art in heaven. Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: Father, the hour is come glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. The mercy of man is toward his neighbour but the mercy of the Lord is upon all flesh: he reproveth, and nurtureth, and teacheth and bringeth again, as a shepherd his flock. Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

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