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Matthew 10:34-36

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Not Peace, but a Sword

10:34 “Do not think that I have come to bring 1  peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace but a sword. 10:35 For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, 10:36 and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household. 2 

1 tn Grk “cast.” For βάλλω (ballw) in the sense of causing a state or condition, see L&N 13.14.

2 tn Matt 10:35-36 are an allusion to Mic 7:6.



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