New Living Translation
Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people against each other!
King James Bible
Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
Darby Bible Translation
Think ye that I have come to give peace in the earth? Nay, I say to you, but rather division:
World English Bible
Do you think that I have come to give peace in the earth? I tell you, no, but rather division.
Young's Literal Translation
'Think ye that peace I came to give in the earth? no, I say to you, but rather division;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:51 Suppose ye that I am come to send peace upon earth - That universal peace will be the immediate effect of my coming? Not so, but quite the contrary. Mt 10:34.
LibraryFire on Earth
'I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled!'--LUKE xii. 49. We have here one of the rare glimpses which our Lord gives us into His inmost heart, His thought of His mission, and His feelings about it. If familiarity had not weakened the impression, and dulled the edge, of these words, how startling they would seem to us! 'I am come'--then, He was, before He came, and He came by His own voluntary act. A Jewish peasant says that He is going to set the world on fire-and …
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"Don't imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace, but a sword.
From now on families will be split apart, three in favor of me, and two against--or two in favor and three against.
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