Luke 12:49

“ I am come to send fire on the earth, and what will I, if it be already kindled?”

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Other Translations

I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?
- King James Version

"I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I came to cast fire upon the earth; and what do I desire, if it is already kindled?
- American Standard Version (1901)

I came to send a fire on the earth, and it may even now have been lighted.
- Basic English Bible

I have come to cast a fire on the earth; and what will I if already it has been kindled?
- Darby Bible

I am come to send fire on the earth, and what will I, if it is already kindled?
- Webster's Bible

I came to throw fire upon the earth, and what is my desire? Oh that it were even now kindled!
- Weymouth Bible

I came to throw fire on the earth. I wish it were already kindled.
- World English Bible

Y cam to sende fier `in to the erthe, and what wole Y, but that it be kyndlid?
- Wycliffe Bible

`Fire I came to cast to the earth, and what will I if already it was kindled?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:49


12:49 I am come to send fire - To spread the fire of heavenly love over all the earth.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:49


Lu 12:49 I am come to send fire on the earth. Conflict and persecution. This was the effect of preaching the gospel. It aroused opposition. See notes on Mt 10:34-37. If it is already kindled. The conflict had already begun. The enemies were seeking his death.

Discussion for Luke 12

  • Patty Tozi
    My God. What a day l will know just to start again wirh your Blessings. I hear the birds chirping their morning songs. Starting their day as l am. The creation's you put for us to see are all coming alive as l am, to start a brand new day. Never knowing what this day will hold. I go forward enjoying every moment now, helping others as l go. For God so LOVED THE WORLD. John 3:16. I GO FORWARD!!
  • Patty Tozi
    What is impossible right now to you? Turn it around and by the power of God make it Possible. . JESUS SAID, WITH MAN THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE, BUT WITH GOD ALL THING'S ARE POSSIBLE.! Mathew 19:26. Don't let another day pass without going after the impossible! !
  • Obbie Beal
    45-48 Jesus again prepare their /our heart
  • Patty Tozi
    BY THE BLOOD WE ARE SAVED!! PRAISE GOD IN EVERY BLESSING YOU RECEIVE. ASK FOR HIS COMFORT WHEN YOU ARE DOWN AND OUT. DON'T LET YOUR SINS GET IN THE WAY OF GOD'S BEST THAT HE WANTS FOR US. ASK FOR FORGIVENESS. START OVER AND WIN AGAINST SATAN!! GOD IS YOUR LIFE. LOVE IS HOW YOU SHOULD BRING THE FATHER TO OTHERS. ..
  • Patty Tozi
    LORD I OFFER MY LIFE TO YOU....FORGIVE ME ALL MY SINS!!! Our purpose on earth is not to get lost in the dankness in our journey through life. But to be a Beacon of Light so that others may find their way... The Lord never fails to give us new Blessings everytime we wake up. Waking up alive and well is already a miracle. A Blessing we owe to Him. ..
  • Patty Tozi
    Close l am now now to my Savior and Lord. For His Son Suffered greatly on the cross for our daily sins. As long as we live in this sinful world, we should remember and be greatful that our Father sent His One and Only Son to understand and care in our daily lifes. He is always close offering His confort when we feel totally alone. Easter tells you His story!! PRAISE JESUS FOR SUFFERING FOR US!!!

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