Luke 12:49-56 NIV

Not Peace but Division

12:51-53pp -- Mt 10:34-36

49 "I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!

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      50 But I have a baptism1 to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed!2

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      51 Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.
      52 From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.
      53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."3

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      Interpreting the Times

      54 He said to the crowd: "When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, 'It's going to rain,' and it does.4

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      55 And when the south wind blows, you say, 'It's going to be hot,' and it is.
      56 Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don't know how to interpret this present time?5

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