Luke 22:38
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New International Version
The disciples said, "See, Lord, here are two swords." "That's enough!" he replied.

New Living Translation
"Look, Lord," they replied, "we have two swords among us." "That's enough," he said.

English Standard Version
And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.”

New American Standard Bible
They said, "Lord, look, here are two swords." And He said to them, "It is enough."

King James Bible
And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Lord," they said, "look, here are two swords." "Enough of that!" He told them.

International Standard Version
So they said, "Lord, look! Here are two swords." He answered them, "Enough of that!"

NET Bible
So they said, "Look, Lord, here are two swords." Then he told them, "It is enough."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were saying to him, 'Our Lord, behold, here are two swords.' He said to them, 'They are enough.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The disciples said, "Lord, look! Here are two swords!" Then Jesus said to them, "That's enough!"

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.

King James 2000 Bible
And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.

American King James Version
And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said to them, It is enough.

American Standard Version
And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they said: Lord, behold here are two swords. And he said to them, It is enough.

Darby Bible Translation
And they said, Lord, behold here are two swords. And he said to them, It is enough.

English Revised Version
And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said to them, It is enough.

Weymouth New Testament
"Master, here are two swords," they exclaimed. "That is enough," He replied.

World English Bible
They said, "Lord, behold, here are two swords." He said to them, "That is enough."

Young's Literal Translation
And they said, 'Sir, lo, here are two swords;' and he said to them, 'It is sufficient.'
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:21-38 How unbecoming is the worldly ambition of being the greatest, to the character of a follower of Jesus, who took upon him the form of a servant, and humbled himself to the death of the cross! In the way to eternal happiness, we must expect to be assaulted and sifted by Satan. If he cannot destroy, he will try to disgrace or distress us. Nothing more certainly forebodes a fall, in a professed follower of Christ, than self-confidence, with disregard to warnings, and contempt of danger. Unless we watch and pray always, we may be drawn in the course of the day into those sins which we were in the morning most resolved against. If believers were left to themselves, they would fall; but they are kept by the power of God, and the prayer of Christ. Our Lord gave notice of a very great change of circumstances now approaching. The disciples must not expect that their friends would be kind to them as they had been. Therefore, he that has a purse, let him take it, for he may need it. They must now expect that their enemies would be more fierce than they had been, and they would need weapons. At the time the apostles understood Christ to mean real weapons, but he spake only of the weapons of the spiritual warfare. The sword of the Spirit is the sword with which the disciples of Christ must furnish themselves.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 38. - And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough. As so often, the disciples took their Master's words with curious literalness, and, as a reply, produced two swords, as if these two poor weapons could help them in the coming times of sore need. If they were to stand firm in the long trial-season which lay before them, they must surely provide themselves with very different weapons to these; their arms in the campaign of the future must be forged in no earthly workshop. But our Lord sadly declined then to enter into further explanation. His meaning would be all clear to them soon, so he closed the dialogue with the words, "It is enough." This verse was curiously perverted in the famous Bull of Pope Boniface VIII., "Unam sanctam," to prove his possession of both secular and spiritual power: "Dicentibus apostolis, ecce gladii duo, in Ecclesia scilicet, quum apostoli loquereutur, non respondit Dominus nimis esse, sed satis... Uterque ergo in potestate est Ecclesiae, spiritualis scilicet gladius et materialis."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And they said, Lord, behold here are two swords,.... That is, the disciples said so, as the Persic version expresses it; for they understood Christ's words literally; and two swords being among them, and which they might bring with them from Galilee, to defend themselves from thieves, and robbers, which infested the roads between that country and Jerusalem; and one of these, as appears afterwards, belonged to Peter; they mention them with a desire of knowing they were sufficient, or whether they must provide themselves with more:

and he said unto them, it is enough; or, "they are sufficient", as the Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions render it; which must be understood either ironically; yes, two swords, to be sure, are sufficient for eleven men, and against many and powerful enemies: or his meaning is, they were sufficient to answer his purpose, and be an emblem of what he designed by the sword: or this was a short way of speaking, suggesting their stupidity and ignorance: it is enough, it is very well, I perceive you do not understand my meaning, and I shall say no more at present.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

38. two swords … enough—they thinking He referred to present defense, while His answer showed He meant something else.

Luke 22:38 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Predicts Peter's Denial
37"For I tell you that this which is written must be fulfilled in Me, 'AND HE WAS NUMBERED WITH TRANSGRESSORS'; for that which refers to Me has its fulfillment." 38They said, "Lord, look, here are two swords." And He said to them, "It is enough."
Cross References
Matthew 26:51
With that, one of Jesus' companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.

Luke 22:36
He said to them, "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.

Luke 22:49
When Jesus' followers saw what was going to happen, they said, "Lord, should we strike with our swords?"
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