But to bring a sword

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

"I came not to bring peace, but to bring a sword" is one of Jesus' most controversial statements[1] because its meaning has many interpretations. The immediate context is the entire verse of Matthew 10:34, "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword."[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cim, David. "The sword motif in Matthew 10:34". Theological Studies; Vol 56, No 1 (2000), 84-104. School of Theology, Australian Catholic University. doi:10.4102/hts.v56i1.1698. 
  2. ^ Matthew 10:34
  3. ^ Charles Mathewes. Understanding Religious Ethics. p. 186. 

External links[edit]

But to bring a sword
Preceded by
John the Baptist Beheaded
Ministry of John the Baptist
New Testament
Succeeded by
Feeding the Multitudes
Miracles of Jesus