“I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?”
King James Version (KJV)
12:49 I am come to send fire - To spread the fire of heavenly love over all the earth.
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.