Luke 12:49-59

Christ Divides Men

49 "I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled!
50 "But I have a 1baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!
51 "2Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division;
52 for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three.
54 And He was also saying to the crowds, "4When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, 'A shower is coming,' and so it turns out.
55 "And when you see a south wind blowing, you say, 'It will be a 5hot day,' and it turns out that way.
56 "You hypocrites! 6You know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why do you not analyze this present time?
57 "And 7why do you not even on your own initiative judge what is right?
58 "For 8while you are going with your opponent to appear before the magistrate, on your way there make an effort to settle with him, so that he may not drag you before the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.
59 "I say to you, you will not get out of there until you have paid the very last 9cent."
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