Luke 12:51

“Suppose yee that I am come to giue peace on earth? I tell you, Nay, but rather diuision.”

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Other Translations

Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
- King James Version

"Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Think ye that I am come to give peace in the earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Is it your opinion that I have come to give peace on earth? I say to you, No, but division:
- Basic English Bible

Think ye that I have come to give peace in the earth? Nay, I say to you, but rather division:
- Darby Bible

Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, No; but rather division:
- Webster's Bible

Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? No, I tell you that I came to bring dissension.
- Weymouth Bible

Do you think that I have come to give peace in the earth? I tell you, no, but rather division.
- World English Bible

Wene ye, that Y cam to yyue pees in to erthe? Nay, Y say to you, but departyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Think ye that peace I came to give in the earth? no, I say to you, but rather division;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:51


12:51 Suppose ye that I am come to send peace upon earth - That universal peace will be the immediate effect of my coming? Not so, but quite the contrary. #Mt 10:34|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:51


Lu 12:51-53 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? See PNT "Mt 10:34".

Discussion for Luke 12

  • RSK
    "...for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth." To often we wonder about the millionaires and billionaires in this world and look up to them in awe, but that is not how God looks at us. Seek God first and he will supply all our needs. What a powerful message.
  • Stephen Botts
    Verse 25: "And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?"

    This does not mean adding height. This means that by taking thought, you cannot prolong your life. You can't add one second to your life, so the Lord Jesus warns us to be ready always.
  • A disciple
    "And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?" The thoughts of men are that their possessions and wealth make their greatness: and so idolatry is one of the root sins and causes of all evil in the world. Neither our possessions nor our vain thinking makes us anything more than men.
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    I dont know what means but its not purgatory or reincarnation or anything between heaven and hell( apart from your physical life) its appointed of men once to die after this the judgement its heaven or hell thats it!
  • A disciple
    Paul; clearly the Lord here is talking about repentance and forgiveness, and having the wisdom to be prepared to meet our Maker! It only distracts from the intended point to try to find hidden meanings in things like whether this is referring to Purgatory. A good rule for understanding the Scriptures is to read them with respect to the whole context of what was written and apply that to ourselves.
  • Paul
    Is verse 59 referring to a pergatory? If not, what does it mean?

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