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.

Discussion for Luke 2

  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 2:40 AND THE CHILD GREW AND WAXED STRONG IN SPIRIT FILLED WITH WISDOM AND THE GRACE OF GOD WAS UPON HIM COLOSSIANS 3:16 LET THE WORD OF CHRIST DWELL IN YOU RICHLY IN ALL WISDOM TEACHING AND ADMONISHING ONE ANOTHER IN PSALMS AND HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS SINGING WITH GRACE IN YOUR HEARTS TO THE LORD
  • Donald
    I thought Zion was the city of David
  • What a wonderful a son we have Jesus
    It's wonderful to know Jesus so joyful!
  • Irene123
    V. 46 - proves that there are no 'loner' Christians. Jesus Himself gave us this example (Heb. 10:25) at the age of 12. And verifying scriptures are: Matt.12:9; 13:54; Mk.1:21, 29; Lk.4:38; 6:6; Jn.6:59; 12:42; and on and on. Rom. 10:14 - How can they hear without a preacher; 1 Tim. 4:14 - a Preacher (pastor) has hands laid on him by Holy Ghost filled men for God's spirit to 'ordain' him.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Luke 2: Although Joseph and Mary were in Galilee, their first-born Jesus was prophesied to be born in Bethlehem, several miles away. God made it happen through Augustus' decree on taxation. God's words are yeah and amen. No jot goes unfulfilled. This chapter reports the birth of our Our Lord and Saviour Jesus and His early days. God made man. Praise God on high.
  • Irene123
    Jesus was not a hypocrite, Matt. 23:3; He LIVED what He taught.

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