Luke 2:35

“(Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

(Yea a sword shall pearce thorow thy owne soule also) that the thoughts of many hearts may be reuealed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and a sword will pierce even your own soul--to the end that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

yea and a sword shall pierce through thine own soul; that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

(And a sword will go through your heart;) so that the secret thoughts of men may come to light.
- Basic English Bible

(and even a sword shall go through thine own soul;) so that [the] thoughts may be revealed from many hearts.
- Darby Bible

(And a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
- Webster's Bible

and a sword will pierce through your own soul also; that the reasonings in many hearts may be revealed."
- Weymouth Bible

Yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."
- World English Bible

And a swerd schal passe thorou thin owne soule, that the thouytis ben schewid of many hertis.
- Wycliffe Bible

(and also thine own soul shall a sword pass through) -- that the reasonings of many hearts may be revealed.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 2:35


2:35 A sword shall pierce through thy own soul - So it did, when he suffered: particularly at his crucifixion.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:35


Lu 2:35 A sword shall pierce through thy own soul. He announces that the blessed mother should also be a sorrowing mother. Though she was exulted in the thought that her son should sit on the throne of David, she learns now that the calumny will make him its sign, and a sword shall pierce her soul. That the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. Christ brings to light by bringing into activity the thoughts of the heart. The result of preaching Christ is always to awaken opposition or love and obedience.

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