Luke 12:51
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New International Version
Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.

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!

English Standard Version
Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.

Berean Study Bible
Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but division.

Berean Literal Bible
Do you think that I came to give peace on the earth? No, I say to you, but rather division.

New American Standard Bible
"Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division;

King James Bible
Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do you think that I came here to give peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!

International Standard Version
Do you think that I came to bring peace on earth? Not at all, I tell you, but rather division!

NET Bible
Do you think I have come to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? I say to you, no, but division.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Do you think I came to bring peace to earth? No! I can guarantee that I came to bring nothing but division.

New American Standard 1977
“Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Think ye that I am come to the earth to give peace? No, I tell you, but rather division;

King James 2000 Bible
Suppose you that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:

American King James Version
Suppose you that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, No; but rather division:

American Standard Version
Think ye that I am come to give peace in the earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.

Darby Bible Translation
Think ye that I have come to give peace in the earth? Nay, I say to you, but rather division:

English Revised Version
Think ye that I am come to give peace in the earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:

Webster's Bible Translation
Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, No; but rather division:

Weymouth New Testament
Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? No, I tell you that I came to bring dissension.

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;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:41-53 All are to take to themselves what Christ says in his word, and to inquire concerning it. No one is left so ignorant as not to know many things to be wrong which he does, and many things to be right which he neglects; therefore all are without excuse in their sin. The bringing in the gospel dispensation would occasion desolations. Not that this would be the tendency of Christ's religion, which is pure, peaceable, and loving; but the effect of its being contrary to men's pride and lusts. There was to be a wide publication of the gospel. But before that took place, Christ had a baptism to be baptized with, far different from that of water and the Holy Spirit. He must endure sufferings and death. It agreed not with his plan to preach the gospel more widely, till this baptism was completed. We should be zealous in making known the truth, for though divisions will be stirred up, and a man's own household may be his foes, yet sinners will be converted, and God will be glorified.
Study Bible
Not Peace, But Division
50But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished! 51Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but division. 52From now on, five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three.…
Cross References
Matthew 10:34
Do not assume that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.

Luke 12:52
From now on, five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three.
Treasury of Scripture

Suppose you that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, No; but rather division:

Luke 12:49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?

Zechariah 11:7,8,10,11,14 And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. …

Matthew 10:34-36 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send …

Matthew 24:7-10 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: …

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