New Living Translation
"Don't imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace, but a sword.
King James Bible
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Darby Bible Translation
Do not think that I have come to send peace upon the earth: I have not come to send peace, but a sword.
World English Bible
"Don't think that I came to send peace on the earth. I didn't come to send peace, but a sword.
Young's Literal Translation
'Ye may not suppose that I came to put peace on the earth; I did not come to put peace, but a sword;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:33-34 Whosoever shall deny me before men - To which ye will be strongly tempted. For Think not that I am come - That is, think not that universal peace will be the immediate consequence of my coming. Just the contrary. Both public and private divisions will follow, wheresoever my Gospel comes with power. Ye - this is not the design, though it be the event of his coming, through the opposition of devils and men. Luke 12:51.
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Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people against each other!
Then another horse appeared, a red one. Its rider was given a mighty sword and the authority to take peace from the earth. And there was war and slaughter everywhere.
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