New International Version
so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too."
King James Bible
(Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
Darby Bible Translation
(and even a sword shall go through thine own soul;) so that [the] thoughts may be revealed from many hearts.
World English Bible
Yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."
Young's Literal Translation
(and also thine own soul shall a sword pass through) -- that the reasonings of many hearts may be revealed.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also - Probably meaning, Thou also, as well as thy son, shall die a martyr for the truth. But as this is a metaphor used by the most respectable Greek writers to express the most pungent sorrow, it may here refer to the anguish Mary must have felt when standing beside the cross of her tortured son: John 19:25.
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