New International Version
The disciples said, "See, Lord, here are two swords." "That's enough!" he replied.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough - These words cannot be well understood as being an answer to the supposed command of Christ, for every one who had no sword to go and sell his garment and buy one; for, in this case, they were not enough, or sufficient, as nine of the disciples must be without any instrument of defense; but they may be understood as pointing out the readiness and determination of Peter, and perhaps some others, to defend our Lord: Thou shalt not be treated as a transgressor; here are two swords, and we will fight for thee. In Luke 22:33, Peter had said, he was ready to go with Christ either to prison or death; which showed his strong resolution to stand by and defend his Master, even at the expense of his life. But, alas, he depended too much on himself!
It is enough. The meaning probably is, there is enough said on the subject; as immediately after this he entered into his agony.
I must here confess that the matter about the swords appear to me very obscure. I am afraid I do not understand it, and I know of none who does. Schoettgen and Lightfoot have said much on the subject; others have endeavored to get rid of the difficulty by translating μαχαιραν a knife, which was necessary on long journeys for providing forage and fuel; as they were to depend wholly on their own industry, under God, for all the necessaries of life, while going through the nations of the earth, preaching the Gospel to Jews and Gentiles. I cannot say which sense the reader should prefer.
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With that, one of Jesus' companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.
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