Jesus’s Sword

“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

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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.

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“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