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Not Peace, but a Sword(A)

34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the world. No, I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.

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Not Peace, but a Sword

34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.

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34 “Don’t suppose that I have come to bring peace to the Land. It is not peace I have come to bring, but a sword!

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34-37 “Don’t think I’ve come to make life cozy. I’ve come to cut—make a sharp knife-cut between son and father, daughter and mother, bride and mother-in-law—cut through these cozy domestic arrangements and free you for God. Well-meaning family members can be your worst enemies. If you prefer father or mother over me, you don’t deserve me. If you prefer son or daughter over me, you don’t deserve me.

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