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.
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.
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.
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Put up again thy sword into his place - Neither Christ nor his religion is to be defended by the secular arm. God is sufficiently able to support his ark: Uzzah need not stretch out his hand on the occasion. Even the shadow of public justice is not to be resisted by a private person, when coming from those in public authority. The cause of a Christian is the cause of God: sufferings belong to one, and vengeance to the other. Let the cause, therefore, rest in his hands, who will do it ample justice.
Shall perish with the sword - Instead of απολουνται, shall perish, many excellent MSS., versions, and fathers, have αποθανουνται, shall die. The general meaning of this verse is, they who contend in battle are likely, on both sides, to become the sacrifices of their mutual animosities. But it is probably a prophetic declaration of the Jewish and Roman states. The Jews put our Lord to death under the sanction of the Romans - both took the sword against Christ, and both perished by it. The Jews by the sword of the Romans, and the Romans by that of the Goths, Vandals, etc. The event has verified the prediction - the Jewish government has been destroyed upwards of 1700 years, and the Roman upwards of 1000. Confer with this passage, Psalm 2:4, Psalm 2:9; Psalm 110:1, Psalm 110:5, Psalm 110:6. But how came Peter to have a sword? Judea was at this time so infested with robbers and cut-throats that it was not deemed safe for any person to go unarmed. He probably carried one for his mere personal safety.
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