“And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.”
King James Version (KJV)
Drnnis's comment on 2015-09-27 05:21:32:
I fully agree with both Mark and Kevin. Else why did Jesus rebuke Peter for his use of the sword? Still, I can also understand why Peter thought it was the right thing to do at the time. Paul helps US when he writes, The weapons of OUR warfare are not carnal...
Kevin's comment on 2015-02-18 06:26:06:
I welcome this verse as one that should be individually interpreted in your walk with God. To me Jeshua chooses words that mean both- sell to buy this worldly item means just what He said. Times are coming that require what it signifies. But because of the ministry that espouses peace and good will, the last thing He wants to focus on is arming the apostles with physical weaponry. But with few words He also meant "That 's enough "-as in I don 't want to talk about it anymore. My take-away- Do what I say, defend yourselves in righteousness, keep my commandments. We currently live in a world that is frighteningly similar as to the one the apostles were walking into.
Mark's comment on 2011-01-20 08:06:02:
This is a tough verse. I was at a firearms training and a fellow student cited this verse as Jesus stating it is OK to carry a concealed weapon. I disagreed with him. A short sword of the time was not a concealable weapon. And I don't believe that was what Jesus was saying at all.