Luke 12:51
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:

Christian Standard Bible
Do you think that I came here to bring peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.

Contemporary English Version
Do you think that I came to bring peace to earth? No indeed! I came to make people choose sides.

Good News Translation
Do you suppose that I came to bring peace to the world? No, not peace, but 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!

New Heart English Bible
Do you think that I have come to give peace in the earth? I tell you, no, 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;
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. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock…

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







Lexicon
Do you think
Δοκεῖτε (Dokeite)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1380: A prolonged form of a primary verb, doko dok'-o of the same meaning; to think; by implication, to seem.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

I have come
παρεγενόμην (paregenomēn)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3854: From para and ginomai; to become near, i.e. Approach; by implication, to appear publicly.

to bring
δοῦναι (dounai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

peace
εἰρήνην (eirēnēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1515: Probably from a primary verb eiro; peace; by implication, prosperity.

to
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

earth?
γῇ (gē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1093: Contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe.

No,
οὐχί (ouchi)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3780: By no means, not at all. Intensive of ou; not indeed.

I tell
λέγω (legō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

you,
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

but
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

division.
διαμερισμόν (diamerismon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1267: Breaking up; discord, hostility. From diamerizo; disunion.
(51-53) Suppose ye that I am come to give peace?--See Notes on Matthew 10:34-35. The chief variations are "division" for "sword," and, in Luke 12:53, the doubled statement of reciprocated enmity in each relationship.

Verse 51. - Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division. But the Master quickly leaves himself and his own sad forebodings. He puts by for a season his own holy impatience and continues his warnings. "I have been dwelling on the troublous times quickly coming on. Do not deceive yourselves, my disciples; the great change about to be inaugurated will only be carried out in war and by divisions in the individual house as in the nation. I bring not peace, but a sword, remember." And then follows a curious picture of a home torn asunder by the conflict of thought which would spring up as the result of the cross and of the preaching of the cross. 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.
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