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Christian Pilgrim

 

107. It Is Enough



Luke 22:38 - "And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough."

In the above passage it could be mistakenly thought that Christ wants His disciples to be armed, saying "two swords are enough." But He was really telling them to shut up. In every other passage of the Bible where this phrase is used, it means "this is the end" or "stop this":

Genesis 45:28 - "And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die."

Exodus 9:28 - "Intreat the LORD (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer."

2 Samuel 24:16 - "And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD was by the threshing place of Araunah the Jebusite."

1 Kings 19:4 - "But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers."

1 Chronicles 21:15 - "And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, the LORD beheld, and he repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD stood by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite."

Proverbs 30:15 - "The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough."

Proverbs 30:16 - "The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough."

Mark 14:41 - "And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners."