Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMatthew 10:35
- Set at variance (dixasai).
- Literally divide in two, dixa. Jesus uses Micah 7:1-6 to describe the rottenness of the age as Micah had done. Family ties and social ties cannot stand in the way of loyalty to Christ and righteous living.
- The daughter-in-law (numphn).
- Literally bride, the young wife who is possibly living with the mother-in-law. It is a tragedy to see a father or mother step between the child and Christ.