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 of Matthew 10:34

“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 original scan of Matthew chapter 10

“"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

“Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword. ”
Douay Rheims 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


DennisTed's comment on 2020-12-27 05:40:06:


SARAH's comment on 2020-09-12 15:41:35:

1 Thessalonians 5:3, KJV: "For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary

1. (n.) An offensive weapon, having a long and usually sharp/pointed blade with a cutting edge or edges. It is the general term, including the small sword, rapier, saber, scimiter, and many other varieties.

2. (n.) Hence, the emblem of judicial vengeance or punishment, or of authority and power.

3. (n.) Destruction by the sword, or in battle; war; dissension.

4. (n.) The military power of a country.

5. (n.) One of the end bars by which the lay of a hand loom is suspended.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia



TTNH's comment on 2015-08-04 06:47:52:

I wonder if He meant the Sword of the Holy Spirit.. It fights ,It wins, It gives Insight.. and it has Power.. and so much more the Holy Spirit brings to us and the fight for our Nation and her foes.. It doesn't have to be said in Biblical Terms but it can have power and is stronger than the slickness of Satan..Just like a sharp sword .


Elysha's comment on 2015-08-01 11:54:41:

God bless you Nora be in Christ and also pray for your husband and family to convert in Christianity too. Glory to our Heavenly Father Jesus Christ now and forever more,Amen.


C.SMITH's comment on 2015-06-18 14:36:13:

Some times what Jesus said can be taken out of context. If you go to The Book of Revelation, the sword is the word, that comes from his mouth. We need to study more,in order to get the correct interpretation.


Gurjit Singh's comment on 2014-12-30 17:57:34:

Peace,sorrow,pain,greif,love,hate,happiness etc.are the limbs of this world made by God.We are attached to this world so we are in pain,we are in hate,we are in happiness etc.If our child is sick we are unable to sleep.But if the child of neighbour is sick we have no affect on us.The reason is we have strong attachment with our child and have no attachment with neighbour child.So this attachment causes us in greif or pain.Now the purpose of saint is not to change the system of world.They come here to detach us from world and to attach us wit God.The outer peace is temporary. It ends one day.The inner peace is permanent.So christ uses the sword of word,logous and prayer for cutting our attachments with worldly things and attaching us with internal gems like God through word.Saint always told us the way for getting inner peace not the outer peace.The sword is prayer for attaching with word and God and detaching with outer world.


m.l. riddle's comment on 2014-12-26 10:02:11:

I cannot understand verse 34, someone please explain.


Mayemba Andreww's comment on 2014-12-02 10:33:29:

Jesus did not come on earth to bring peace....all the questions you ask yourself are wars brout by different people who have their financial n political reasons but if you believe in Jesus you get to know that everything in this world is vanish...and not profitable...the sword is the blood of jesus...


Anonymous's comment on 2014-06-29 14:46:50:

Greetings my brothers and sisters, While it 's great many if u are trying to interpret the words of the gospel, ie christ, Ur all missing the simplicity in this teaching, Many a time jesus showed aggression and anger, He wasn 't dull to react to any injustice, Jesus smashed up a synagogue because the evil doers were profiting from Gods name.. He also stepped on a snake and killed it, So basically the sword thing really means wat it says, Fight the oppressors, deceitful tyrants and manipulators of the word of god


Nakahiro's comment on 2013-12-23 16:51:28:

What a stupid statement Nora. Islam did not even exist like 400 years after the death of Christ.


Rohit's comment on 2013-10-21 13:31:35:

As evident from his last word,"it is finished",his purpose was indeed.We either let our saviour to die or tortured him to death.This is how He bring sword to earth or in other words this is how we let the sword to came in.
Above all,He is the light;emblem of peace & love.At the same time one has to have the faith, which ask for the courage.The act He was seeking when He was being crucified.


nora's comment on 2013-02-18 13:49:57:


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