“Do not think that I came to bring peace on Earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.” (Matthew 10:34-39 NASB)
source: But to bring a sword
Editors Note: The opposite would be: the apple does not fall far from the tree.
This refers to character or inherent personality of a parent (or grandparent), either good or bad, which appear to be inherited by a child: eg. the mother is a generous person and a child (M or F) demonstrates the same spirit, then use the phrase. If the father is a scoundrel and abusive to people and a child seems to act similarly, then it can be said “that the apple….”
What it means is that children will have a tendency to have at least some similarities to one or both of their parents. They won’t be so different that people who know the parents won’t be able to see the resemblances. There are plenty of idioms and sayings that describe this.
“Like father, like son.”
“Chip off the old block”
“In his father’s footsteps.”
It Means That You’re Alot Like Your Parents.
If the blind follow the blind, how are we to create heaven on earth?