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.
Darby Bible Translation
And they said, Lord, behold here are two swords. And he said to them, It is enough.
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Are two swords - The Galileans, it is said, often went armed. The Essenes did so also. The reason was that the country was full of robbers and wild beasts, and it was necessary to carry, in their travels, some means of defense. It seems that the disciples followed the customs of the country, and had with them some means of defense, though they had but two swords among the twelve.
It is enough - It is difficult to understand this. Some suppose that it is spoken "ironically;" as if he had said, "You are bravely armed indeed, with two swords among twelve men, and to meet such a host!" Others, that he meant to reprove them for understanding him "literally," as if he meant that they were then to procure swords for "immediate" battle. As if he had said, "This is absurd, or a perversion of my meaning. I did not intend this, but merely to foretell you of impending dangers after my death." It is to be observed that he did not say "the two swords are enough," but "it is enough;" perhaps meaning simply, enough has been said. Other matters press on, and you will yet understand what I mean.
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And 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.
And He said to them, "But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one.
When those who were around Him saw what was going to happen, they said, "Lord, shall we strike with the sword?"
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