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

  • Branda
    God is for all His creation with lots of love and compassion. We also can be as the disciples were if we just pick up Jesus cross and follow,trusting and believing. Our hearts and souls have to be connected to Christ. Doing the will and being obedient to His commandments knowing it shall come with some repercussion from some who will not be in agreement. Trust, believe, being obedient, trust God
  • BSP
    Verse 37 shows that our loyalty can be misplaced and we want to make sure we have our loyalties in the correct order.
  • Mafiri Eliot
    I love my God with all my mind,with all my soul and heart.
  • Jack Hughes
    But do not take your life for granted, because it does not belong to but it belong to God Jesus !
  • Belinda Mensah
    God is good, am glad you give me morning food before work. Thanks God bless you.AMEN
  • Word
    Rebecca kurowski He is even counting them from the hair roots out because He is within you. If you love Him He is with you and will never leave you or forsake you. Test you and trails, prove you yes so hunger for the word and as I do learn all you can and He will make Himself known to you. He loves you so much, it's beyond your mind and if your there with Him He will be there for you. Always study

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