Luke 12:49

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I am come to send fire on the earth, and what will I, if it be already kindled?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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 12:49

  • years i prayed for understanding first thing i read after beong granted undestandind was you cannot share it not to say you cant try but it is something that cannot he learned atudied shared or exchanged and it is futile to try to interpert because thats it you cannot doesnt need interperting also understanding cant be learned talked shared exchsnged simply becsuse it must be sought by each indiviual with dillegeance of heart really it is that simple

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