Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Matthew 26:52 in English Standard Version "Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword." Ge 9:6 “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image. Eze 35:6 therefore, as I live, declares the Lord God, I will prepare you for blood, and blood shall pursue you; because you did not hate bloodshed, therefore blood shall pursue you. Re 13:10 If anyone is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if anyone is to be slain with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.