(Haydock) --- Send peace, &c. Indeed before Christ became man, there was no sword upon the earth; that is, the spirit had not to fight with so much violence against the flesh; but when he became man, he shewed us what things were of the flesh, and what of the spirit, and taught us to set these two at variance, by renouncing always those of the flesh, which constantly endeavour to get master over us, and follow the dictates of the spirit. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. And a man’s foes are they of his household, those, that is, with whom he before lived as intimates. Luke hath much the same with Matthew 10:34, in Luke 12:51. That notwithstanding our natural thinkings on the subject Christ came, not to send peace. In the end the harmony and peace would be among them. Linnaeus and Humboldt have found, on icebergs, in far-off forests and on Alpine peaks, flowers that had no fragrance; but to which, when care, skill, and patience had been lavished on them a secondary nature was given, so that to-day, under wintry skies, we have them in our conservatories, sweet, as well as fair. "Commentary on Matthew 10:34". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". dissension betwixt the Pharisees and the Sadducees, will meet with no less between the For he is saying that the truth is that the very Jews themselves will be divided because of His words, and this will be because they themselves are unrighteous. BibliographyClarke, Adam. under their feet. A young woman who maintains her ideals and purity in an office where low standards prevail soon feels that sword in her heart. Matthew 5:17).— ἦλθον βαλεῖν: the use of the infinitive to express aim is common in Matt., but Christ has here in view result rather than purpose, which are not carefully distinguished in Scripture. 2013. At the end of chapter 9, Jesus looks at the crowds and … Continue reading "Commentary on Matthew … Note, That the preaching of the gospel, and setting up the kingdom of Christ in the world, though it be not the natural cause, yet it is the accidental occasion, of much of that war and tumult, of much of that distraction and confusion, which the world abounds with. Thus He makes clear that the lack of peace will not arise as a result of the attitudes of His followers, but as a result of the reaction of others towards what they teach. For βαλεῖν Luke has δοῦναι, possibly with a feeling that the former word does not suit εἰρήνην. A sword. a sword is flung into the midst.”. Evil has to be put down before peace can prevail. 3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4 but the … (Vol. Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. Meanwhile there will be inevitably division in families, in communities, in states. Lit., to throw or cast. Catholic Sensibility is a personal blog by a Catholic layperson with comments and occasional other writings by Catholics and non-Catholics. Not only would justice prevail among the poor and the meek (Isaiah 11:1-4; compare Matthew 5:3; Matthew 5:5), but even nature would be at harmony with itself (Isaiah 11:5-9). it were with the finger, those horrid slaughters and civil wars of the Jews among "Commentary on Matthew 10:34". 10:16-42 Our Lord warned his disciples to prepare for persecution. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a Also, the entire history of the Church, and the life of every individual Christian. 1909-1922. Is there henceforth to be only unity and amity? BibliographyEdwards, Justin. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. I "Commentary on Matthew 10:34". "Commentary on Matthew 10:34". (J. H. Newman, Ed.) thieves.' This transcription is based on Haydock's notes as they appear in the 1859 edition of Haydock's Catholic Family Bible and Commentary printed by Edward Dunigan and Brother, New York, New York. spears.". Acknowledge the Divine vengeance in thy madness, more than that which befell thee from βαλεῖν] an instance of zeugma, in which the thought of a sword is the predominant one, after which the verb also spontaneously suggested itself for εἰρήνην, and all the more naturally the more sudden and powerful was to be the excitement of men’s minds, which He, instead of a comfortable peace, was to bring about. Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE) Charles Schribner's Sons. Symbolic of great struggle. And again; "R. Judah saith, In that Jesus said to his Apostles: "Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth. Matthew uses the word “heaven” as a euphemism for God’s name, to accommodate his Jewish readers’ sensitivities (23:22). "Take it and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but in thy mouth it shall be as sweet as honey" (Revelation 10:9). that generation shall be like the faces of dogs; and truth shall fail, &c. Run over Share. Matthew 10:35 is quoted nearly literally from Micah 7:6. The aorist infinitive means a sudden hurling of the sword where peace was expected. 17 # Mk 13.9–11; Lk 12.11–12; 21.12–15 Watch out, for there will be those who will arrest you and take you to court, and they will whip you in the synagogues. Copyright StatementThese files are considered public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available in the Online Bible Software Library. By the "sword" may be meant the Gospel, which is the means of dividing and separating the people of Christ from the men of the world, and from their principles and practices, and one relation from another; as also of divisions, discords, and persecutions arising from it: not that it was the intention and design of Christ, in coming into the world, to foment and encourage such things; but this, through the malice and wickedness of men, was eventually the effect and consequence of his coming; see Luke 12:51 where, instead of a "sword", it is "division"; because the sword divides asunder, as does the sword of the Spirit, the word of God. Matthew 25 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK) The Parable of the Ten Virgins. 18 For my sake you will be brought to … 1871-8. Matthew 10:34. εἰρήνην, peace) sc. BibliographyPett, Peter. manner of the school of Shammai; I cannot but suspect snares were daily laid by one 34,35. By this word the expectancy of the disciples is dramatically pictured, as if he represented them as eagerly looking up for peace as something to be flung down upon the earth from heaven. A bold and dramatic climax. of the school of Hillel.'" ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. [] 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. understood truly of the difference between believers and unbelievers by reason of the The greatness of Jesus Christ. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/matthew-10.html. Should we look for fire to quench our thirst? another, and hostile treacheries continually watching to do each other mischief. 1952. Consider the way in which His kingdom was ushered … Matthew 10:7 "And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand." 34. (1841). That is regularly unrighteous man’s way of resolving a problem. 3. The whole foregoing discourse, by its announcements and consolations, implies that dread experiences are in store for the apostles of the faith. "Civil dissentions follow the preaching of the gospel." 34.] https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/matthew-10.html. 1859. They said to him, and deservedly too, 'Because thou hast transgressed the words https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/matthew-10.html. 1917. I have come to bring not peace but the sword. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/znt/matthew-10.html. Oxford: John Henry Parker. "Commentary on Matthew 10:34". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/matthew-10.html. "Commentary on Matthew 10:34". sword. generation, when the Son of David shall come, the schools shall be harlots; Galilee shall The words are the natural expression of such a thought; and yet we can hardly fail to connect them with those which, in the earliest dawn of His infancy, revealed to the mother of the Christ that “a sword should pass through her own soul also” (Luke 2:35). BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Matthew 10:34". 1675. originally compiled by Catholic priest and biblical scholar Rev. This appears when you remember-. 1887. But this is only found in those who were first formed by God. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). tidings of peace, could not be expiated by a less vengeance. Tarphon's being in danger by robbers, because in some things he followed the custom and https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/matthew-10.html. Christ does bring peace, not as the world gives, but it is not the force of compromise with evil, but of conquest over wrong, over Satan, the triumph of the cross. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". Broadman Press 1932,33. And this affinity of the good for the good, and of evil for the evil, will produce a division, a ferment, a strife, a sword. And it is only out of the divisions which will arise as a result of that unrighteousness, and their resolution in God’s way, (by salvation and judgment), that in the end peace will come. Cf. As the Jews were much mistaken in their notion of the Messiah, as if he were to be a temporal prince, to restore the kingdom to Israel, and as the kingdom, so a peaceful kingdom; so many persons … Ver. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. There is an overpowering force which can and will conquer sin. "Commentary on Matthew 10:34". "Commentary on Matthew 10:34". BibliographyMeyer, Heinrich. madness beyond all examples? saith a martyr: and as soon shall God’s true servants find peace and favour under Christ’s regiment. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/matthew-10.html. It is a claim to uniqueness. Dr. Morison gives the picture thus: “All are on tiptoe of expectation. 3.) So what Jesus is now saying conflicts with their ideas. But the Jews thought that they had it all sorted. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/matthew-10.html. Think not that I came to send peace] Peace is twofold, temporis et pectoris, of country and of conscience. Throughout the rest of Scripture, the kingdom is called “the kingdom of … He has set the world on fire. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. But His point is that His truth is sword and thus by bringing truth among the unrighteous He will divide them, simply because the unrighteous will react against His truth by using the sword. ignominy, and reproach of those of Shammai. More keenly, perhaps, than any other American writer, has Hawthorne seen into the human heart, and he somewhere remarks that the human face never is so beautiful as when the soul has passed through some great struggle; when it has triumphed in this unseen battlefield, and there is a divine irradiation of the countenance, such as Jacob’s face must have had, when, after that night of wrestling with the angel, the morning light, breaking over the mountains of Gilead, revealed in his features the celestial halo that crowned them. outrages, spoils, murders, devastations of robbers, cut-throats, zealots, and amazing Think not that I am come to send peace, etc. "Commentary on Matthew 10:34". Ver. first, they are deservedly become mad who trod the wisdom of God, as much as they could, He gave up His own life to the sword He sent. according to the decrees of the school of Hillel.' 10:34 he does not order his followers to swing one either, in order to kill their family opponents or for any reason. We should perhaps note here that Jesus is not saying that He has come with the deliberate purpose of bringing a sword. Renewal 1960. In Matthew 10:34–36, Jesus said He had come at this time not to bring peace to the earth, but a sword, a weapon which divides and severs. I have already had occasion to remark, ( Matthew 10:12;), that the word שלום shalom, rendered by the Greeks ειρηνη, was used among the Hebrews to express all possible blessings, temporal and spiritual; but especially the former. Simon the Canaanite--rather "Kananite," but better still, "the Zealot," as he is … E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. 1879-90. Peace is spoken of in Scripture in three ways: (1) "Peace with God" Romans 5:1 this is the work of Christ into which the individual enters by faith; Ephesians 2:14-17; Romans 5:1. animosities, jarrings, slaughters, and butcheries. TO KNOW: As Jesus walked along the Sea of Galilee, he encountered two pair of brothers going about their everyday tasks as fishermen (Peter and … All other rights reserved. Matthew 10 is the tenth chapter in the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament section of the Christian Bible.Matthew 10 comes after Jesus had called some of his disciples and before the meeting with the disciples of John the Baptist.This section is also known as the Mission Discourse or the Little Commission, in contrast to the Great Commission (Matthew … Could you please explain the meaning of Matthew 10:34-36. And from thenceforth, whosoever shall College Press, Joplin, MO. The only sword Christ and his followers would use is the "sword of the Spirit," but some will use violence against the Christian. Ben Garon, to visit him: that was a woeful day, like the day wherein the golden calf was However even there that could only be achieved by first smiting the earth and slaying the wicked (Isaiah 11:4). one against another; and from their very schools and chairs flow not so much doctrines, as Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Matthew 3:13-17 EXEGESIS: MATTHEW 3-7, 28. Even Mary, the mother of Jesus, was acquainted with that sword. observe, in the Jerusalem Gemarists, the word Shamothi, used for a scholar of https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wbc/matthew-10.html. And if these things do not savour of the divine wrath and Commentary on Acts 10:34-43 (Read Acts 10:34-43 ) Acceptance cannot be obtained on any other ground than that of the covenant of mercy, through the atonement of Christ; but wherever true religion is found, God will accept it without regarding names or sects. "Commentary on Matthew 10:34". Think not ye that I am come to send peace on earth The Jews had a notion of great outward peace and prosperity in the days of the Messiah; which was grounded on several prophecies of the Old Testament, not rightly understood by them; and the disciples of Christ had imbibed the same notion: wherefore our Lord … The sword is sent, because persecutors use it against the church (messianic community). "Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. Do not think. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and one's … John 14:27. GNBDK: Good News Bible (Catholic edition in Septuagint order) Version… "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". bitternesses were not at all decided. "Commentary on Matthew 10:34". life,' saith he, 'carry word unto the house of Tarphon, that graveclothes be made ready the history of these forty years, from the death of Christ to the destruction of Jerusalem Think not that I am come to send peace. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. I. The expectation of the Jews was, that, when the Messiah should come, all temporal prosperity should be accumulated on the land of Judea; therefore την γην, in this verse, should not be translated the earth, but this land. "Commentary on Matthew 10:34". Matthew 10:34-36: “Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. "Commentary on Matthew 10:34". "Scofield Reference Notes on Matthew 10:34". The connecting link may be that the sword divides in two (Hebrews 4:12). And as each man has his will within him, there are thus five in one house. 1865-1868. "Commentary on Matthew 10:34". He rejects Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism because of their unworthiness (3:7-10), and attempts to reject … Shammai: which I almost suspect, from the affinity of the word Shammatha, which Throughout the next section (vv. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website.Original work done by Ernie Stefanik. I came not to send peace, but a sword.”. Yet His point is that so reactionary are His words and teachings that that is what will inevitably happen. So they must recognise that as a result of His coming it must be sword first, and then peace. Matthew 10:34. ἦλθον βαλεῖν] The telic style of expression is not only rhetorical, indicating that the result is unavoidable, but what Jesus expresses is a purpose,—not the final design of His coming, but an intermediate purpose,—in seeing clearly presented to His view the reciprocally hostile excitement as a necessary transition, which He therefore, in keeping with His destiny as Messiah, must be sent first of all to bring forth. John 14:27. 6:17, Heb. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". The chapters in between (8-9) narrate various episodes in Jesus’ ministry of teaching, healing, casting out demons, and raising the dead. Rather, it is the living Gospel; a flaming sword, which refines and purifies the intentions and lives of all who embrace it with faith. Source: Thomas Aquinas. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/matthew-10.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/matthew-10.html. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". "Behold the goodness and severity of God" (Romans 11:22). ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Homilies on the Gospel of St. Matthew, St. Chrysostom (c. 380): Homily 35 - Matthew 10:34; From the Catena Aurea, Patristic Commentary by St Thomas Aquinas. 2) Gospel Reading - Matthew 10:34-11:1. 1874-1909. The publication of the gospel is the occasion of developing the human heart, and leading men to show whether they are for Christ or against him. 1. The only sword that Christ or his followers use in the conflict is the Sword of the Spirit, but the persecutor has in every age turned upon them the carnal sword. John Trapp Complete Commentary. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/matthew-10.html. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. 36 a person's enemies will be the members of his own household.. 37 'No one who prefers father … Posted on July 4, 2017 by Matt. The whole of the Messianic hope for Israel was based on the expectation of a world of peace and harmony, although often preceded by a time of trouble. The sword of Jesus is not a soldier's weapon. From Matthew Henry's Commentary. It was the Gentiles who would be smitten and slain. 1863-1878. gospel, which all interpreters observe; yet they do properly and primarily point out, as All who live for Christ and bleed inwardly when his name is profaned or his word denied have felt it. It is no namby-pamby sentimentalism that Christ preaches, no peace at any price. ), I. First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages. I came, not to send peace, but a sword. made. Share. St. Hilary of Poitiers and St. Augustine offer commentaries on Matthew 10:34-36: Mystically; A sword is the sharpest of all weapons, and thence it is the emblem of the right of authority, the impartiality of justice, the correction of offenders. Does the nation rave for nothing, unto their own ruin? Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. signifies Anathema, to be a word framed by the scholars of Hillel, in hate, https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/matthew-10.html. His intentional aim was to propagate and promote peace in the world; but through the corruption of man's nature, the accidental event of his coming is war and division: not that these are the genuine and natural fruits of the gospel, but occasional and accidental only. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". "Commentary on Matthew 10:34". But really all four gospels record Jesus as going to great lengths to make it clear that his is not an easy path, and that holding firmly to spiritual truth will generate an equally firm … Our text comes at the end of Matthew 10, the second major section of Jesus’ teaching after the Sermon on the Mount. "People's New Testament". slaughter and blood. 34. Copyright StatementThe text of this work is public domain. But the former they seldom find here; "In the world ye shall have trouble," saith our Saviour. Matthew 10:34 was Christ's warning that the truth which He was proclaiming would not bring in the kingdom age of peace, but conflict rather. I came not to send, &c. That is, dissension and war, in order that the false peace of sinners may be destroyed, and that those who follow me, may differ in morals and affections from the followers of this world. He has come in order to bring truth. (2) "The peace of God" Philippians 4:7 inward peace, the state of soul of that believer who, having entered into peace with God through faith in Christ, has also committed to God through prayer and supplication with thanksgiving all his anxieties; Luke 7:50; Philippians 4:6. Matthew was assuming that his readers were already familiar with the Christian story and the fact of Jesus’ crucifixion. (Matthew 10:24-39) In Matthew 10, Jesus lays down some very specific and alarming warnings and instructions for His rag-tag band of followers. "I have come to bring not peace but the sword" (Matthew 10:34). tradition is, That six of them went up, and the rest stood there present with swords and And when I read more than once of R. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/matthew-10.html. Let’s read together Matthew 10:34-36. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, MATTHEW 4:18-22 FEAST OF SAINT ANDREW, APOSTLE (Romans 10:9-18; Psalm 19) KEY VERSE: "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men" (v. 19). I came not to send peace, but a sword (ουκ ηλτον βαλειν ειρηνην αλλα μαχαιραν — ouk ēlthon balein eirēnēn alla machairan). It is Christianity. His definition in our verse is, "Peace between individuals, 1. e., harmony, concord." While Luke and probably Mark (Mk 4:10, 34) distinguish between the Twelve and a larger group also termed disciples, Matthew tends to identify the disciples and the Twelve. 1897-1910. Why it might naturally be supposed that Christ did come for the express purpose of sending peace on earth. 16 # Lk 10.3 “Listen! As to Matthew 10:34, you’re not alone in feeling that this statement seems antithetical to the entire tone of Jesus’ message and ministry. By the sin and unbelief of the first parent, all the generations of men since have had sin for the father of their body, and unbelief for the mother of their soul. For Christ the kingdom of God is virile righteousness, not mere emotionalism. "R. Tarphon saith, 'As I was travelling on the way, I went aside to recite the The sword, therefore, is the gospel, which separates those parents who remain in infidelity, &c. &c. &c. (Menochius) --- It must be observed, that the gospel does not necessarily of itself produce dissensions amongst men, but that Christ foresaw, from the depravity of man's heart, that dissensions would follow the propagation of the gospel. BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Matthew 10:34". Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. Thus, as if they were struck with a phrensy from heaven, the doctors of the nation rage To these may be added those fearful 1832. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. The immediate reference is to the divisions in families owing to conversions to Christianity. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword - strife, discord, conflict; deadly opposition between eternally hostile principles, penetrating into and rending asunder the dearest ties. The Cross is Christ‘s answer to the devil‘s offer of compromise in world dominion. Thus was the shepherd David fitted to become the monarch of the nation, and the persecuting Saul the preacher Paul. 1897. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". That’s it. It is used specially with reference to μάχαιραν. themselves, such as no other age ever saw, nor story heard. I am sending you out just like sheep to a pack of wolves. 1832. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. years was I provoked by this generation.'" BibliographyAlford, Henry. The import of our Lord's teaching here is this, Do not imagine, as the Jews in general vainly do, that I am come to send forth, (βαλλειν ), by forcing out the Roman power, that temporal prosperity which they long for; I am not come for this purpose, but to send forth (βαλλειν ) the Roman sword, to cut off a disobedient and rebellious nation, the cup of whose iniquity is already full, and whose crimes cry aloud for speedy vengeance. New York, USA. The saying in 10:34 is crucial: although Jesus has called his disciples to be peacemakers (5:9), his mission does not bring peace, but a sword, so long as the powers resist God’s rule and will. In Luke 12:51-53 this announcement, as here, is closely connected with the mention of our Lord’s own sufferings (Matthew 10:38). BibliographyScofield, C. I. And that world includes their own families! "Commentary on Matthew 10:34". It contains opinion, interpretation, and personal musings. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/matthew-10.html. Peace is from EIRENE and the primary definition in Thayer"s lexicon is, "A state of national tranquility; exemption from the rage and havoc of war." My goodness is to attract to itself all the good who have affinity with it. of the righteous with the wicked.— μάχαιραν, a sword) i.e., violent division (called διαμερισμὸν in Luke 12:51; Luke 22:36), proceeding from the discord of families, mentioned in Matthew 10:35, to wars and murders. And secondly, the blood of the prophets and of Christ, bringing the good It was then confirmed in Matthew 5:44-48. example, and even to a miracle. The daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, that is, the Church against the Synagogue, which according to the flesh, brought forth Christ the spouse of the Church. 1, pp. "Family Bible New Testament". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/matthew-10.html. The blame of this, however, does not attach to the gospel itself, since those who embrace it, after their conversion sought more than ever to keep peace with all men, even with their most bitter persecutors; whilst those who rejected the gospel, forgetting even the ties of kindred, persecuted even to death the followers of Christ. Much of the context up to this point was that of relationships within Jewish families or Jewish communities. This is an expression unique to Matthew’s gospel. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. This phrensy certainly was sent upon them from heaven. its own destruction, and rejoicing in the slaughters and spoils of one another beyond all Tweet. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. Used by Permission. Victory. (Quæst. (C. Lankester, B. Evang. The immediate result (and purpose, too, since with God and Christ results are all purposes) was not peace, by external means. Think not that I am come to send peace, etc. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, for "war" or "fightings". Matthew 10:34-39 If I were to ask you today to name some characteristics of Jesus, what would you name? 25 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps [] and went to meet the bridegroom. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword — strife, discord, conflict; deadly opposition between eternally hostile principles, penetrating into and rending asunder the dearest ties. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". Matthew 10:34 New Living Translation (NLT) 34 “Don’t imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth!
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