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

  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 10:16 BEHOLD I SEND YOU FORTH AS SHEEP IN THE MIDST OF WOLVES BE YOU THEREFORE WISE AS SERPENTS AND HARMLESS AS DOVES 2 TIMOTHY 2:24 AND THE SERVANT OF THE LORD MUST NOT STRIVE BUT BE GENTLE UNTO ALL MEN APT TO TEACH PATIENT 1 THESSALONIANS 2:7 BUT WE WERE GENTLE AMONG YOU ALL EVEN AS A NURSE CHERISHETH HER CHILDREN JAMES 1:16 DO NOT ERR MY BELOVED CHILDREN
  • Rhonda Dotson
    If a person strives for his life in the world, he will find that the world does not offer "the life", and will lose it. But if he gives up searching the world for his life for the sake of Jesus Christ, he will find 'the life". Because The Life is in Jesus Christ.
  • Lilian
    HE THAT FINDETH HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT AND HE SHALL LOOSES HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE WILL FIND IT. OBEDIENCE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THAN SACRIFICE IF WE FOLLOW JESUS JEHOVA JIREH THE LORD MY PROVIDER SHALOM AMEN
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 1:20 AND HAVING MADE PEACE THROUGH THE BLOOD OF HIS CROSS BY HIM TO RECONCILE ALL THINGS UNTO HIMSELF --BY HIM I SAY--WHETHER THEY BE THINGS IN EARTH OR THINGS IN HEAVEN--1:21--AND YOU THAT WERE SOMETIME ALIENATED AND ENEMIES IN YOUR MIND BY WICKED WORKS YET NOW HATH HE RECONCILED --1:22--IN THE BODY OF HIS FLESH THROUGH DEATH TO PRESENT YOU HOLY AND UNBLAMEABLE AND UNREPROVEABLE IN HIS SIGHT --1:23----IF YOU CONTINUE----IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED AND BE NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL WHICH YOU HAVE HEARD AND WHICH WAS PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN WHEREOF I PAUL AM MADE A MINISTER JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE --- NOT TESTIMONY FROM MAN --- BUT THESE THINGS I SAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED PHILIPPIANS 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH ARE JESUS CHRISTS
  • Lisa
    I don't care what it takes I will follow and trust in God for the rest of my life on this earth even if people try to kill me I will still stand strong cause he has been too good to me to just turn my back on him
  • Kollin
    Freely have ye received, Freely give. Matthew 10:8

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