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

  • A disciple
    Monayah; My question was about whether this particular Simon was actually from Cana of Galilee, as the Greek word may suggest; and not mistakenly called a Canaanite. In the Strong's, like you pointed out, kananites means zealous in Greek; or if its simply a transliteration of the Hebrew name, meaning someone from Cana. My point is simply that I doubt if one of the Apostles was a Canaanite.
  • A disciple
    Jesus was sent to the children of Israel because God so loved Israel, and sought to save them. The Light shines upon men's innermost self and exposes the evil, in order for us to bring these things to judgment and be reconciled to God. But not everyone has an interest or need for these good things that Jesus brings; and so what was intended to be the blessing of reconciliation becomes contention.
  • A disciple
    For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. Variance is described as, the fact or state of being in disagreement: dissension, dispute. This is what the LORD meant in Leviticus 20:26, saying, that He had severed us from other people to be His.
  • Servant of God
    10/34, I am not come to send peace but a sword. Anybody literate in the bible knows that a sword is the word, which is truth! Now, truth is a rare commodity in these times, and knowing the Word is truth. In Rev, a two edged sword protrudes from Jesus' mouth, for it cuts both ways, destroying lies and establishing the truth, and the truth is from the Holy Spirit. That is the truth spoken inred
  • BSP
    Verse 14: If others do not accept the message of the Kingdom that is their choice. If we have done our part in trying to share it with them, we can have a clean conscience and leave the rest in God's hands.
  • Monayah
    I really didn't understand the point you was trying to make.please hlp me understand Matthew 10:4 (KJV)
    4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. Matthew 10:4International Children’s Bible
    4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot. Judas is the one who turned against Jesus. Kananaios: Cananaean, Aramaic for Zealot, surname of one of the twelve apostles
    Original Word: Κανανίτης,

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