“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” -Matthew 10:34
What does Jesus mean when he says he came to bring a “sword”?
What Jesus is referring to is words. He is referring to the Word of God.
“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.“ -Ephesians 6:17
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” -Hebrews 4:12