Matthew 26:52
Parallel Verses
New International Version
"Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.

New Living Translation
"Put away your sword," Jesus told him. "Those who use the sword will die by the sword.

English Standard Version
Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword.

New American Standard Bible
Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.

King James Bible
Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Jesus told him, "Put your sword back in its place because all who take up a sword will perish by a sword.

International Standard Version
Jesus told him, "Put your sword back in its place! Everyone who uses a sword will be killed by a sword.

NET Bible
Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back in its place! For all who take hold of the sword will die by the sword.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then Yeshua said to him, “Return the sword to its place, for all of those who take up swords will die by swords.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword away! All who use a sword will be killed by a sword.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Jesus said unto him, Put up again thy sword into its place, for all those that take the sword shall perish by the sword.

King James 2000 Bible
Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again your sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

American King James Version
Then said Jesus to him, Put up again your sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

American Standard Version
Then saith Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Jesus saith to him: Put up again thy sword into its place: for all that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

Darby Bible Translation
Then saith Jesus to him, Return thy sword to its place; for all who take the sword shall perish by the sword.

English Revised Version
Then saith Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said Jesus to him, Put up again thy sword into its place: for all they that take the sword, shall perish by the sword.

Weymouth New Testament
"Put back your sword again," said Jesus, "for all who draw the sword shall perish by the sword.

World English Bible
Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place, for all those who take the sword will die by the sword.

Young's Literal Translation
Then saith Jesus to him, 'Turn back thy sword to its place; for all who did take the sword, by the sword shall perish;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

26:47-56 No enemies are so much to be abhorred as those professed disciples that betray Christ with a kiss. God has no need of our services, much less of our sins, to bring about his purposes. Though Christ was crucified through weakness, it was voluntary weakness; he submitted to death. If he had not been willing to suffer, they could not conquer him. It was a great sin for those who had left all to follow Jesus; now to leave him for they knew not what. What folly, for fear of death to flee from Him, whom they knew and acknowledged to be the Fountain of life!

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 52. - Put up again thy sword into his (its) place. Christ orders Peter to sheathe his sword; but the wording is peculiar, Turn away (ἀπόστρεψον) thy sword; as if Christ would say, "The sword is none of mine; the arm of flesh and the carnal weapon are thine; turn off thy sword from the use which thou art making of it to its proper destination, to be wielded only at God's command." Then he gives a motive for this injunction. For all they that take (οἱ λαβόντες) the sword shall perish with the sword. There is a stress on the word "take," and there is an imperative force in the future, "shall perish." The Lord is speaking of those who arbitrarily and presumptuously resort to violence; and he says, "Let them feel the sword." The word was of wide application, and contained a universal truth; it was, in fact, a re-enactment of the primaeval law touching the sacredness of human life, and the penalty that ensues on its infringement (Genesis 9:5, 6). It enforced also the general lesson that violence and revenge effect no good end, and bring their own punishment. There is no prophecy here (as some suppose) of the destruction of the Jews at the hands of the Romans; nor is Christ intent on soothing Peter by the thought of the future retribution which awaited the enemies whom he was so eager to chastise. Such suggestions are arbitrary and unwarranted by the context.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then said Jesus unto him,.... That is, unto Peter,

put up again thy sword into its place, or sheath. This Christ said not only to rebuke Peter for his rashness, but to soften the minds of the multitude, who must be enraged at such an action; and which was still more effectually done by his healing the man's ear: and indeed, had it not been for these words, and this action of Christ's; and more especially had it not been owing to the powerful influence Christ had over the spirits of these men, in all probability Peter, and the rest of the apostles, had been all destroyed at once,

For all they that take the sword, shall perish with the sword. This is not to be understood of magistrates who bear not the sword in vain, are ministers of God for good, and revengers of evil works; but of private persons that use the sword, and that not in self-defence, but for private revenge; or engage in a quarrel, to which they are not called; and such generally perish, as Peter must have done, had it not been for the interposition of almighty power. Though this seems to be spoken not so much of Peter, and of the danger he exposed himself to, by taking and using the sword, and so to deter him from it, but rather of these his enemies: and as an argument to make and keep Peter easy and quiet, and exercise patience, since, in a little time, God would avenge himself of them; and that the Jews, who now made use of the sword of the Roman soldiers, would perish by the sword of the Romans, as in a few years after the whole nation did.



Matthew 26:52 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus' Betrayal and Arrest
51And behold, one of those who were with Jesus reached and drew out his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his ear. 52Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword. 53"Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?…
Cross References
Genesis 9:6
"Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind.

Exodus 21:12
"Anyone who strikes a person with a fatal blow is to be put to death.

Revelation 13:10
"If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity they will go. If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword they will be killed." This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God's people.
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