Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

I have come to cast a fire on the earth; and what will I if already it has been kindled?

New American Standard Bible

"I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled!

King James Version

I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?

Holman Bible

"I came to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already set ablaze!

International Standard Version

"I've come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already ablaze!

A Conservative Version

I came to cast fire upon the earth, and what I desire is if it were kindled already.

American Standard Version

I came to cast fire upon the earth; and what do I desire, if it is already kindled?

Amplified

I have come to cast fire upon the earth, and how I wish that it were already kindled!

An Understandable Version

"I have come to bring fire to the earth. [Note: This means division within families. See verses 51-53] And how I wish that fire were already started [i.e., so I could complete my mission sooner]!

Anderson New Testament

I have come to send fire on the earth; and how greatly do I wish that it were already kindled!

Bible in Basic English

I came to send a fire on the earth, and it may even now have been lighted.

Common New Testament

"I came to cast fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!

Daniel Mace New Testament

I am come to purify the earth with fire, and how do I wish it were already kindled?

Godbey New Testament

I have come to send fire on the earth; and what do I will, if it is already kindled?

Goodspeed New Testament

I have come to bring fire down to the earth, and how I wish it were kindled already!

John Wesley New Testament

I am come to send fire on the earth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I am come to cast fire into the earth; and what do I desire, except that it be kindled?

Julia Smith Translation

I have come to cast fire into the earth; and what will I if it has been already lighted up!

King James 2000

I am come to send fire on the earth; and would that it were already kindled?

Lexham Expanded Bible

"I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish that it had been kindled already!

Modern King James verseion

I have come to send fire on the earth. And what will I do if it is already kindled?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I am come to send fire on earth: and what is my desire but that it were already kindled?

Moffatt New Testament

I have come to throw fire on earth. Would it were kindled already!

Montgomery New Testament

"I came to build a fire upon the earth; what is my desire?

NET Bible

"I have come to bring fire on the earth -- and how I wish it were already kindled!

New Heart English Bible

"I came to throw fire on the earth. I wish it were already kindled.

Noyes New Testament

I came to cast fire upon the earth; and what do I wish, if it hath been already kindled?

Sawyer New Testament

I have come to send a fire on the earth; and what will I if it is already kindled?

The Emphasized Bible

Fire, came I to cast upon the earth, - and what can I wish, if, already, it hath been, kindled?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

I am come to cast fire on the earth, and what is my wish? that it may be now kindled.

Twentieth Century New Testament

I came to cast fire upon the earth; and what more can I wish, if it is already kindled?

Webster

I am come to send fire on the earth, and what will I, if it is already kindled?

Weymouth New Testament

"I came to throw fire upon the earth, and what is my desire? Oh that it were even now kindled!

Williams New Testament

"It is fire that I have come to bring upon the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!

World English Bible

"I came to throw fire on the earth. I wish it were already kindled.

Worrell New Testament

"I came to cast fire on the earth; and what wish I, if it were already kindled?

Worsley New Testament

I am come to send fire on the earth, and how do I desire that it were already kindled?

Youngs Literal Translation

'Fire I came to cast to the earth, and what will I if already it was kindled?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I am come
ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

to send
βάλλω 
Ballo 
Usage: 66

πῦρ 
Pur 
Usage: 53

on
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

the earth
γῆ 
Ge 
Usage: 186

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

will I
θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

it be
ἀνάπτω 
Anapto 
Usage: 2

ἤδη 
Ede 
Usage: 45

Devotionals

Devotionals about Luke 12:49

References

Easton

Fausets

Watsons

Context Readings

Not Peace, But A Sword Of Divisiveness

48 but he who knew it not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few. And to every one to whom much has been given, much shall be required from him; and to whom men have committed much, they will ask from him the more. 49 I have come to cast a fire on the earth; and what will I if already it has been kindled? 50 But I have a baptism to be baptised with, and how am I straitened until it shall have been accomplished!


Cross References

Isaiah 11:4

but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Joel 2:30-31

And I will shew wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

Malachi 3:2-3

But who shall endure the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? For he will be like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' lye.

Malachi 4:1

For behold, the day cometh, burning as a furnace; and all the proud and all that work wickedness shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith Jehovah of hosts, so that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Matthew 3:10-12

And already the axe is applied to the root of the trees; every tree therefore not producing good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.

Luke 11:53-54

And as he said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to press him urgently, and to make him speak of many things;

Luke 12:51-52

Think ye that I have come to give peace in the earth? Nay, I say to you, but rather division:

Luke 13:31-33

The same hour certain Pharisees came up, saying to him, Get out, and go hence, for Herod is desirous to kill thee.

Luke 19:39-40

And some of the Pharisees from the crowd said to him, Teacher, rebuke thy disciples.

John 9:4

I must work the works of him that has sent me while it is day. The night is coming, when no one can work.

John 11:8-10

The disciples say to him, Rabbi, even but now the Jews sought to stone thee, and goest thou thither again?

John 12:17-19

The crowd therefore that was with him bore witness because he had called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him from among the dead.

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