Luke 22:36

“Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then saide hee vnto them, But now he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and hee that hath no sword, let him sel his garment, and buy one.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He said to them, "But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise a wallet; and he that hath none, let him sell his cloak, and buy a sword.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, But now, he who has a money-bag, or a bag for food, let him take it: and he who has not, let him give his coat for money and get a sword.
- Basic English Bible

He said therefore to them, But now he that has a purse let him take [it], in like manner also a scrip, and he that has none let him sell his garment and buy a sword;
- Darby Bible

Then said he to them, But now he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his sack: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
- Webster's Bible

But now, said He, "let the one who has a purse take it, and he who has a bag must do the same. And let him who has no sword sell his outer garment and buy one.
- Weymouth Bible

Then he said to them, "But now, whoever has a purse, let him take it, and likewise a wallet. Whoever has none, let him sell his cloak, and buy a sword.
- World English Bible

And thei seiden, No thing. Therfor he seide to hem, But now he that hath a sachel, take also and a scrippe; and he that hath noon, selle his coote, and bigge a swerd.
- Wycliffe Bible

Then said he to them, `But, now, he who is having a bag, let him take [it] up, and in like manner also a scrip; and he who is not having, let him sell his garment, and buy a sword,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 22:36


22:36 But now - You will be quite in another situation. You will want every thing. He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one - It is plain, this is not to be taken literally. It only means, This will be a time of extreme danger.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 22:36


Lu 22:36 But now. Now has come a time of trial when all will be against you. He that hath no sword, let him . . . buy one. Not to be taken literally, but a striking way of saying that enemies upon every side will assail them.

Discussion for Luke 22:36

  • Mantvydas for verse 36
    from 1 peter chapter 2 19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again when he suffered, he threatened not but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 25 For ye were as sheep going astray but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
  • It is what it is and says what it says.
  • Robert Crouch for verse 36
    This is a two fold message I believe. Jesus knew that the Gospel would become available one day, this is the real sword he was speaking of. Many of his parables have a prophetic message as well.
  • A. J. BenAvram-Straughter for verse 36
    Then (2000+ years ago) as now, only free men had/have the right to defend themselves (the right to self-defense).
  • Larry johnson for verse 36
    I would wager that the Romans had "sword control" in Jesus' day, and yet here is our Lord telling his followers to acquire illegal weapons! I Believe he would say the same thing to us today except He would say firearm instead of sword.
  • Michael Johnson for verse 36
    It is a warning for us to always be watchful. And to arm ourselves for the glory of God in troubled times.

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