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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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
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.
C.SMITH's comment on 2015-06-18 16:36:13:
Some times what Jesus said can be taken out of context. If you go to The Book of Revelation, the sword is the word, that comes from his mouth. We need to study more,in order to get the correct interpretation.
Gurjit Singh's comment on 2014-12-30 19:57:34:
Peace,sorrow,pain,greif,love,hate,happiness etc.are the limbs of this world made by God.We are attached to this world so we are in pain,we are in hate,we are in happiness etc.If our child is sick we are unable to sleep.But if the child of neighbour is sick we have no affect on us.The reason is we have strong attachment with our child and have no attachment with neighbour child.So this attachment causes us in greif or pain.Now the purpose of saint is not to change the system of world.They come here to detach us from world and to attach us wit God.The outer peace is temporary. It ends one day.The inner peace is permanent.So christ uses the sword of word,logous and prayer for cutting our attachments with worldly things and attaching us with internal gems like God through word.Saint always told us the way for getting inner peace not the outer peace.The sword is prayer for attaching with word and God and detaching with outer world.
M.l. Riddle's comment on 2014-12-26 12:02:11:
I cannot understand verse 34, someone please explain.
Mayemba Andreww's comment on 2014-12-02 12:33:29:
Jesus did not come on earth to bring peace....all the questions you ask yourself are wars brout by different people who have their financial n political reasons but if you believe in Jesus you get to know that everything in this world is vanish...and not profitable...the sword is the blood of jesus...
Anonymous's comment on 2014-06-29 16:46:50:
Greetings my brothers and sisters, While it 's great many if u are trying to interpret the words of the gospel, ie christ, Ur all missing the simplicity in this teaching, Many a time jesus showed aggression and anger, He wasn 't dull to react to any injustice, Jesus smashed up a synagogue because the evil doers were profiting from Gods name.. He also stepped on a snake and killed it, So basically the sword thing really means wat it says, Fight the oppressors, deceitful tyrants and manipulators of the word of god
Nakahiro's comment on 2013-12-23 18:51:28:
What a stupid statement Nora. Islam did not even exist like 400 years after the death of Christ.
Rohit's comment on 2013-10-21 15:31:35:
As evident from his last word,"it is finished",his purpose was indeed.We either let our saviour to die or tortured him to death.This is how He bring sword to earth or in other words this is how we let the sword to came in.
Above all,He is the light;emblem of peace & love.At the same time one has to have the faith, which ask for the courage.The act He was seeking when He was being crucified.
Nora's comment on 2013-02-18 15:49:57:
The sword Jesus is talking about is Islam, that will come on us all even in Jeremiah the sword thatís to come on all nations and evil, we all will be divided because of our family or so on converting to Islam or Muslims converting to Christianity. I and my Muslim husband are divided because of the sword Islam, so there will be no peace ever until the lord returns. Whatsoever no peace; Muslims are taking our families to Islam, while Muslims are coming to Christ. We are divided as we are in the last days, now all things are bad. We have all been turned from each other over wickedness, but thanks Jesus, as I myself was converting to Islam, but he called me out by dreams. Thank you Jesus for not giving me to their hands. Now the sword will be here growing up and up while Christianity will vanish. Thatís why Jesus sheep or a little flock, a manís own household will become his own enemies which Jesus said, and yes true, me and my kids are followers of Christ but my husband Muslim; so we are divided. Just like Muslims convert to Christ are divided with their families. All in Jesusí name for his name, but those who will hang until the end the same shall be saved amen. God bless.
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