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Matthew 10:21

    Matthew 10:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father his child: and children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And brother will give up brother to death, and the father his child: and children will go against their fathers and mothers, and put them to death.

    Webster's Revision

    And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father his child: and children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death.

    World English Bible

    "Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child. Children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father his child: and children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 10:21

    And the brother shall deliver up the brother, etc. - What an astonishing enmity is there in the soul of man against God and goodness!

    That men should think they did God service, in putting to death those who differ from them in their political or religious creed, is a thing that cannot be accounted for but on the principle of an indescribable depravity.

    O shame to men! devil with devil damn'd

    Firm concord holds, men only disagree

    Of creatures rational; though under hope

    Of heavenly grace; and, God proclaiming peace,

    Yet live in hatred, enmity, and strife

    Among themselves, and levy cruel wars,

    Wasting the earth, each other to destroy!

    par. Lost, b. ii. l. 496

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 10:21

    And the brother shall deliver up the brother ... - Were there no evidence that this had been done, it would scarcely be "credible." The ties which bind brothers and sisters, and parents and children together, are so strong that it could scarcely be believed that division of sentiment on religious subjects would cause them to forget these tender relations. Yet history assures us that this has been often done. If this be so, then how inexpressibly awful must be the malignity of the human heart by nature against religion! Nothing else but this dreadful opposition to God and his gospel ever has induced or ever can induce people to violate the most tender relations, and consign the best friends to torture, racks, and flames. It adds to the horrors of this, that those who were put to death in persecution were tormented in the most awful modes that human ingenuity could devise. They were crucified; were thrown into boiling oil; were burned at the stake; were roasted slowly over coals; were compelled to drink melted lead; were torn in pieces by beasts of prey; were covered with pitch and set on fire. Yet, dreadful as this prediction was, it was fulfilled; and, incredible as it seems, parents and children, husbands and wives, were found wicked enough to deliver up each other to these cruel modes of death on account of attachment to the gospel. Such is the opposition of the heart of man to the gospel! That hostility which will overcome the strong ties of natural affection, and which will be satisfied with nothing else to show its power, can be no slight opposition to the gospel of God.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 10:21

    10:21 Luke 21:16.