Matthew 10:35

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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, & the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I came 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:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I have come to put a man against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law:
- Basic English Bible

For I have come to set a man at variance with his father, and the daughter with her mother, and the daughter-in-law with her mother-in-law;
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

For I came to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
- Weymouth Bible

For I came to set a man at odds against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
- World English Bible

For Y cam to departe a man ayens his fadir, and the douytir ayens hir modir, and the sones wijf ayens the housbondis modir;
- Wycliffe Bible

for I came to set a man at variance against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 10:35


Mt 10:35 I am come to set a man at variance against his father. This was not the Savior's object, but the effect. The conversion of individual members of the family would cause variance. In nearly all quarrels, except those about religion, the members of the same family stand together, but in religious feuds the family circle is often broken and its parts arrayed against each other.

Discussion for Matthew 10

  • Irene123
    Matt. 10:34 - " ... not ... peace, but a sword." I, too, thought of a literal sword, but the Lord showed me Eph. 6:17 - " ..... the sword ..... which is the word of God." And Lk. 12:51 corroborates Matt. - " .... but rather division." The Bible does cause division - between families, friends and churches.
  • Trailus
    He would have forgiven him, but like a lot of us we let the enemy put In our head that the Farther will not forgive. Which is a lie.
  • Moises kaba
    John 6:39 says rise again; when was the previous time in the bible that it was rise the first time?
  • Steve morrow
    very important Irene PROVERBS 6:16 these six things doth the LORD hate yea seven are an abomination unto HIM ....... 6:19 A FALSE WITNESS THAT SPEAKETH LIES AND HE THAT SOWETH DISCORD AMONG BRETHREN psalm 7:11 GOD judgeth the righteous and GOD is angry with the wicked every day proverbs 18:21 death 7 life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof
  • Irene123
    Judas Iscariot; can you see how Jesus loved him? He KNEW he would betray Him (even before Judas was born) yet He gave him every chance to see the light. And - after Judas betrayed Him - he maybe did see the light, but either couldn't believe he could be forgiven or God let him go. I personally believe he could have repented. We need to be very careful what we do and say.
  • Joshua Brown
    Pure word from god

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