Matthew 26:52
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.

Berean Study Bible
“Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him. “For all who draw the sword will die by the sword.

Berean Literal Bible
Then Jesus says to him, "Return your sword into its place; for all those having taken 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
But Jesus told him, "Put your sword away. Anyone who lives by fighting will die by fighting.

Good News Translation
"Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him. "All who take the sword will die by 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.

New Heart 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.

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.

New American Standard 1977
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.

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;
Study Bible
The Betrayal of Jesus
51At this, one of Jesus’ companions drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear. 52“Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him. “For all who draw the sword will die by the sword. 53Are you not aware that I can call on My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?…
Cross References
Genesis 9:6
Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man his blood will be shed; for in His own image God has made mankind.

Exodus 21:12
Whoever strikes and kills a man must surely be put to death.

Revelation 13:10
"If anyone is destined for captivity, into captivity he will go; if anyone is to die by the sword, by the sword he must be killed." Here is a call for the perseverance and faith of the saints.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

Put.

Matthew 5:39
But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Romans 12:19
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Corinthians 4:11,12
Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; …

they.

Matthew 23:34-36
Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: …

Genesis 9:6
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Psalm 55:23
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.







Lexicon
“Put
Ἀπόστρεψον (Apostrepson)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 654: To turn away, pervert, remove; I restore, replace; mid: I desert, reject. From apo and strepho; to turn away or back.

your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

sword
μάχαιράν (machairan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3162: A sword. Probably feminine of a presumed derivative of mache; a knife, i.e. Dirk; figuratively, war, judicial punishment.

back in
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

its
αὐτῆς (autēs)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

place,”
τόπον (topon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5117: Apparently a primary word; a spot, i.e. Location; figuratively, condition, opportunity; specially, a scabbard.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

said
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd 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.

to him.
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine 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.

“For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

all
πάντες (pantes)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

draw
λαβόντες (labontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

[the] sword
μάχαιραν (machairan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3162: A sword. Probably feminine of a presumed derivative of mache; a knife, i.e. Dirk; figuratively, war, judicial punishment.

will die
ἀπολοῦνται (apolountai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 622: From apo and the base of olethros; to destroy fully, literally or figuratively.

by
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] sword.
μαχαίρῃ (machairē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3162: A sword. Probably feminine of a presumed derivative of mache; a knife, i.e. Dirk; figuratively, war, judicial punishment.
(52) All they that take the sword.--St. Matthew's record is here the fullest. St. Mark reports none of the words; St. Luke (Luke 22:51) gives only the calming utterance, "Suffer ye thus far;" St. John (John 18:11) adds to the command to put the sword into its sheath the words, "The cup which My Father hath given Me, shall I not drink it?" a manifest echo of the prayer that had been uttered before in the hour of His agony. The words which St. Matthew gives are obviously not a general rule declaring the unlawfulness of all warfare, offensive or defensive, but are limited in their range by the occasion. Resistance at that time would have involved certain destruction. More than that, it would have been fighting not for God, but against Him, because against the fulfilment of His purpose. It is, however, a natural inference from the words to see in them a warning applicable to all analogous occasions. In whatever other cause it may be lawful to use carnal weapons, it is not wise or right to draw the sword for Christ and His Truth. (Comp. 2Corinthians 10:4.)

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. 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!
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