Luke 12:49
Good News Translation
"I came to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already kindled!

Contemporary English Version
I came to set fire to the earth, and I wish it were already on fire!

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am come to cast fire on the earth. And what will I, but that it be kindled?

New American Bible
“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I am come to cast fire on the earth. And what will I, but that it be kindled?

come.

Luke 12:51,52 Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation. . . .

Isaiah 11:4 But he shall judge the poor with justice, and shall reprove with equity the meek of the earth: and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.

Joel 2:30,31 And I will shew wonders in heaven; and in earth, blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke. . . .

Malachi 3:2,3 And who shall be able to think of the day of his coming? and who shall stand to see him? for he is like a refining fire, and like the fuller's herb: . . .

Malachi 4:1 For behold the day shall come kindled as a furnace: and all the proud, and all that do wickedly shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall set them on fire, saith the Lord of hosts, it shall not leave them root, nor branch.

Matthew 3:10-12 For now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that doth not yield good fruit, shall be cut down, and cast into the fire. . . .

and.

Luke 11:53,54 And as he was saying these things to them, the Pharisees and the lawyers began violently to urge him and to oppress his mouth about many things, . . .

Luke 13:31-33 The same day, there came some of the Pharisees, saying to him: Depart, and get thee hence, for Herod hath a mind to kill thee. . . .

Luke 19:39,40 And some of the Pharisees, from amongst the multitude, said to him: Master, rebuke thy disciples. . . .

John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, whilst it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

John 11:8-10 The disciples say to him: Rabbi, the Jews but now sought to stone thee. And goest thou thither again? . . .

John 12:17-19 The multitude therefore gave testimony, which was with him, when he called Lazarus out of the grave and raised him from the dead. . . .

Context
Not Peace, But Division
48But he that knew not and did things worthy of stripes shall be beaten with few stripes. And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required: and to whom they have committed much, of him they will demand the more. 49I am come to cast fire on the earth. And what will I, but that it be kindled? 50And I have a baptism wherewith I am to be baptized. And how am I straitened until it be accomplished?…
Cross References
Luke 12:48
But he that knew not and did things worthy of stripes shall be beaten with few stripes. And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required: and to whom they have committed much, of him they will demand the more.

Luke 12:50
And I have a baptism wherewith I am to be baptized. And how am I straitened until it be accomplished?

Additional Translations
I have come to ignite a fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!

I came to cast fire upon the earth, and how I wish it were kindled already!

I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?

I came to cast fire upon the earth; and what do I desire, if it is already kindled?

I have come to cast a fire on the earth; and what will I if already it has been kindled?

I came to cast fire upon the earth; and what will I, if it is already kindled?

I am come to send fire on the earth, and what will I, if it is already kindled?

"I came to throw fire upon the earth, and what is my desire? Oh that it were even now kindled!

"I came to throw fire on the earth. I wish it were already kindled.

'Fire I came to cast to the earth, and what will I if already it was kindled?
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