New International Version
"I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!
King James Bible
I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?
Darby Bible Translation
I have come to cast a fire on the earth; and what will I if already it has been kindled?
World English Bible
"I came to throw fire on the earth. I wish it were already kindled.
Young's Literal Translation
'Fire I came to cast to the earth, and what will I if already it was kindled?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I am come to send fire - See this subject largely explained on Matthew 10:34 (note), etc. From the connection in which these words stand, both in this place and in Matthew, it appears as if our Lord intended by the word fire, not only the consuming influence of the Roman sword, but also the influence of his own Spirit in the destruction of sin. In both these senses this fire was already kindled: as yet, however, it appeared but as a spark, but was soon to break out into an all-consuming flame.
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A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.--LUKE 12:15. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.--Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.--Godliness with contentment is great gain. Having food and raiment let us be therewith content. Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
May 14. "But God" (Luke xii. 20).
October the Nineteenth Ready!
True Harvest Joy.
But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed!
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