Matthew 10:34

Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thinke not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Think not that I came to send peace on the earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not have the thought that I have come to send peace on the earth; I came not to send peace but a sword.
- Basic English Bible

Do not think that I have come to send peace upon the earth: I have not come to send peace, but a sword.
- Darby Bible

Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
- Webster's Bible

Do not suppose that I came to bring peace to the earth: I did not come to bring peace but a sword.
- Weymouth Bible

Don't think that I came to send peace on the earth. I didn't come to send peace, but a sword.
- World English Bible

Nile ye deme, that Y cam to sende pees in to erthe; Y cam not to sende pees, but swerd.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Ye may not suppose that I came to put peace on the earth; I did not come to put peace, but a sword;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 10:34


Mt 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth. Christ has to conquer a peace by overcoming the evil that is in the way of peace. Hence, to preach the gospel of purity and peace always arouses the opposition of the evil doer. Evil has to be put down before peace can prevail. Hence, while the great end that Christ proposes is peace, the immediate result of his coming, and of the preaching of the gospel, was opposition and bloodshed. But a sword. The only sword that Christ or his followers use in the conflict is the Sword of the Spirit, but the persecutor has in every age turned upon them the carnal sword. The sword is sent because persecutors use it upon the church.

Discussion for Matthew 10:34

  • Jimmy Tuntufye for verse 34
    Jesus come to destroy power from darkness, to resore, what was broken in garden of Eden. since satan took over when man sin. satan was incharge of the whole world. Also on 1CORINTHIAN 4:4
  • I wonder if He meant the Sword of the Holy Spirit.. It fights ,It wins, It gives Insight.. and it has Power.. and so much more the Holy Spirit brings to us and the fight for our Nation and her foes.. It doesn't have to be said in Biblical Terms but it can have power and is stronger than the slickness of Satan..Just like a sharp sword .
  • God bless you Nora be in Christ and also pray for your husband and family to convert in Christianity too. Glory to our Heavenly Father Jesus Christ now and forever more,Amen.
  • C.SMITH for verse 34
    Some times what Jesus said can be taken out of context. If you go to The Book of Revelation, the sword is the word, that comes from his mouth. We need to study more,in order to get the correct interpretation.
  • Gurjit Singh for verse 34
    Peace,sorrow,pain,greif,love,hate,happiness etc.are the limbs of this world made by God.We are attached to this world so we are in pain,we are in hate,we are in happiness etc.If our child is sick we are unable to sleep.But if the child of neighbour is sick we have no affect on us.The reason is we have strong attachment with our child and have no attachment with neighbour child.So this attachment causes us in greif or pain.Now the purpose of saint is not to change the system of world.They come here to detach us from world and to attach us wit God.The outer peace is temporary. It ends one day.The inner peace is permanent.So christ uses the sword of word,logous and prayer for cutting our attachments with worldly things and attaching us with internal gems like God through word.Saint always told us the way for getting inner peace not the outer peace.The sword is prayer for attaching with word and God and detaching with outer world.
  • M.l. riddle for verse 34
    I cannot understand verse 34, someone please explain.

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