Ok so we all know the reference from Matthew:
38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’39 But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take your coat also.
35 And He said to them, “When I sent you out without money belt and bag and sandals, you did not lack anything, did you?” They said, “ *No *, nothing.” 36 And He said to them, “But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one. 37 For I tell you that this which is written must be fulfilled in Me, ‘And He was numbered with transgressors’; for that which refers to Me has its fulfilment.” 38 They said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” And He said to them, “It is enough.”
Question: Now, why is Jesus telling the disciples to buy a sword if in Matthew 5 he told them to turn the other cheek?
Now in John 18: 10-11 it says
10 Simon Peter then, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s slave, and cut off his right ear; and the slave’s name was Malchus. 11 So Jesus said to Peter, “Put the sword into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?..
Luke 22:51: 51 But Jesus answered and said, Stop! No more of this.” And He touched his ear and healed him.
Maybe the same conversation from different viewpoints.
Question 2: Jesus just told Peter back in verse 36 to go an buy a sword. Then in verse 51 he tells Peter to “Stop!” and heals the man Peter injures.
I don’t understand why Jesus seems to contradict Himself twice…
In the first place, why would he advocate for buying a weapon AND give the order concerning turning the other cheek?
In the second place, why again would he rebuke Peter for using the weapon He told Peter to take up when Peter uses it 15 verses later?