Jesus did not arm His disciples with swords.
Luk 22:36 ThenG3767 saidG2036 he unto them,G846 ButG235 now,G3568 he that hathG2192 a purse,G905 let him takeG142 it, andG2532 likewiseG3668 his(G2532) scrip:G4082 andG2532 he that hathG2192 noG3361 sword, let him sellG4453 hisG848 garment,G2440 andG2532 buyG59 one.(G3162)
Luk 22:37 ForG1063 I sayG3004 unto you,G5213 thatG3754 thisG5124 that is writtenG1125 mustG1163 yetG2089 be accomplishedG5055 inG1722 me,G1698 AndG2532 he was reckonedG3049 amongG3326 the transgressors:G459 forG1063(G2532) the thingsG3588 concerningG4012 meG1700 haveG2192 an end.G5056
Luk 22:38 AndG1161 theyG3588 said,G2036 Lord,G2962 behold,G2400 hereG5602 are twoG1417 swords.G3162 AndG1161 heG3588 saidG2036 unto them,G846 It isG2076 enough.G2425
Jesus never said anything about buying a sword. If you look at the Greek there is no mention of a sword. Jesus is saying that if a person does not have a bag, he should sell his cloak to buy one.
Jesus is contrasting how He first sent out His disciples to minister WITHOUT a purse of a bag.
Luk_10:4 CarryG941 neitherG3361 purse,G905 norG3361 scrip,G4082 norG3366 shoes:G5266 andG2532 saluteG782 no manG3367 byG2596 theG3588 way.G3598
This is proved again...
Luk_22:35 AndG2532 he saidG2036 unto them,G846 WhenG3753 I sentG649 youG5209 withoutG817 purse,G905 andG2532 scrip,G4082 andG2532 shoes,G5266(G3361) lackedG5302 ye any thing?G5100 AndG1161 theyG3588 said,G2036 Nothing.G3762
Luke 22:36 ThenG3767 saidG2036 he unto them,G846 ButG235 now,G3568 he that hathG2192 a purse,G905 let him takeG142 it, andG2532 likewiseG3668 his(G2532) scrip:G4082 andG2532 he that hathG2192 noG3361 sword, let him sellG4453 hisG848 garment,G2440 andG2532 buyG59 one.(G3162)
No mention of swords. The word sword has been added to the text in the translation.The word sword was added in the translations because of the mention of swords later. Peter says they have two swords. Jesus said "It is enough."
It is enough to sell these (swords) in order to buy what they previously didn't have. Jesus did not go "Che Guevera" on us. People gave things to the disciples....and among the things they had were two swords. Unless you think that Jesus was a weapons collector. Jesus actually spoke against having weapons. He sent out His followers as sheep among wolves.
It is an error to put words in Jesus' mouth that He never said. The error is compounded in the thinking that Jesus was doing an arms distribution among his followers.
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