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Luke 22:38

38 The disciples said, “See, Lord, here are two swords.” “That’s enough!” he replied.

Read Luke 22:38 Using Other Translations

And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them,It is enough.
And they said, "Look, Lord, here are two swords." And he said to them, "It is enough."
“Look, Lord,” they replied, “we have two swords among us.” “That’s enough,” he said.

What does Luke 22:38 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 22:38

And they said, Lord, behold here are two swords
That is, the disciples said so, as the Persic version expresses it; for they understood Christ's words literally; and two swords being among them, and which they might bring with them from Galilee, to defend themselves from thieves, and robbers, which infested the roads between that country and Jerusalem; and one of these, as appears afterwards, belonged to Peter; they mention them with a desire of knowing they were sufficient, or whether they must provide themselves with more:

and he said unto them, it is enough;
or, "they are sufficient", as the Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions render it; which must be understood either ironically; yes, two swords, to be sure, are sufficient for eleven men, and against many and powerful enemies: or his meaning is, they were sufficient to answer his purpose, and be an emblem of what he designed by the sword: or this was a short way of speaking, suggesting their stupidity and ignorance: it is enough, it is very well, I perceive you do not understand my meaning, and I shall say no more at present.

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