New Living Translation
"I have come to set the world on fire, and I wish it were already burning!
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:49 I am come to send fire - To spread the fire of heavenly love over all the earth.
LibraryFire on Earth
'I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled!'--LUKE xii. 49. We have here one of the rare glimpses which our Lord gives us into His inmost heart, His thought of His mission, and His feelings about it. If familiarity had not weakened the impression, and dulled the edge, of these words, how startling they would seem to us! 'I am come'--then, He was, before He came, and He came by His own voluntary act. A Jewish peasant says that He is going to set the world on fire-and …
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