Matthew 10:36

And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And a mans foes shalbe they of his owne houshold.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and A MAN'S ENEMIES WILL BE THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and a man's foes `shall be' they of his own household.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And a man will be hated by those of his house.
- Basic English Bible

and they of his household [shall be] a man's enemies.
- Darby Bible

And a man's foes will be they of his own household.
- Webster's Bible

and a man's own family will be his foes.
- Weymouth Bible

A man's foes will be those of his own household.
- World English Bible

and the enemyes of a man ben `thei, that ben homeli with him.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the enemies of a man are those of his household.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 10:36


10:36 And the foes of a man - That loves and follows me. #Micah 7:6|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 10:36


Mt 10:36 A man's foes [shall be] they of his own household. This has been verified thousands of times. Many a convert has been turned out of home and banished by kindred, because he had confessed Christ.

Discussion for Matthew 10:36

  • Nekko/Visionary for verse 36
    Certainly it 's true ,I 've been feeling like this for a long time,and I 've never been close to my family,ive noticed their bickery and misfortune ,but most of all sorrow and confusion .I separate myself and instead i escape to peace and harmony .God is my family in my eyes. I was born by myself not with anybody. But with God always watching over me .I could see why Ive always seen the big picture and not them
  • Pastor Emmy Adeogun for verse 36
    Household enemy is also the closes and inner enemy.
  • True, true, true, The Cost of following Christ
  • Robert m patterson for verse 36
    It could also mean that the enemy could be within the temple of God the body.Rom7:16-17
  • Heartbroken for verse 36
    It breaks my heart to admit this is true,sometimes your family can become your worst enemy,for example my get jelous when God blesses me so do all sort of things to hurt me and they try by all means to destroy me,
  • It is rather sad that one's own family members would be their enemies, but I understand this to be true. Even more, I think it is important that all understand that the "household" does not solely mean those that live under the same roof (whether immediate or extended family members)but also those that are closest to you.

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