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Matthew 26:51-54. The Sword 6 Dec 2023

Mat 26:51 And suddenly,
one of the followers of Jesus grasped his sword and drew it;
he struck the high priest's servant and cut off his ear.
52 Jesus then said,
'Put your sword back,
for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.
53 Or do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father,
who would promptly send
more than twelve legions of angels to my defense?
54 But then, how would the scriptures be fulfilled
that say this is the way it must be?'

Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.

At least one of the followers of Jesus came from the last supper with a sword. I assume a huge fisherman's knife. He was prepared to defend Jesus.

Defending Jesus is not always a desirable behavior.


Jesus, help me with doing the Father's will.

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