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Sell your clothes and buy a sword. Now here are two swords. Enough.

Then He said to them, “But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in Me: ‘And He was numbered with the transgressors.’ For the things concerning Me have an end.” So they said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” And He said to them, “It is enough.”

Luke 22:36-38

Two swords against a crowd of armed soldiers and servants of the high priest. And this was deemed enough. So, what type of swords are we talking about? See the answer above. In addition, it is worth noting the situation that occurred shortly after (from which it is obvious that there was no question of armed resistance):

But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” When those around Him saw what was going to happen, they said to Him, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?” And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.

Luke 22:48-51

 

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