Because perhaps you are unable to read between the lines.
Yes. reading between the lines. Don't kid yourself. Your guesses are as good as mine.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.Matthew 10:34 (KJV)
Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. Luke 22:36(KJV)
(1)So who is Jesus the Prince of Peace ordering to sell their clothes to buy weapons? (2)Why does he want them to buy weapons? (3)Why was the multitude feedings mostly men? (4) Why was Judas tolerated, when he was a known thief?
Let’s take these simple questions one by one.
(1) Christians Will notice the verse above is part of the dialogue to his disciples at the end Last Supper and just before his arrest. And there is again, mention of weapons:
“And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords.And he said unto them, It is enough”.
Peter at the arrest confronts one of the arresting party and lops off his ear , with a sword he carries.
Judas’ other name – Iscariot- is said by many biblical writers,scholars and authors and commentators, to mean dagger or more precise – latin sicarius, assassin/dagger man after the Sicarii curved blade that he carried and he was a zealot. The Sicarii were a specialist group of assassins among the Zealot Jewish rebels intent on driving the Romans out of Judea
And of course the answer here is, Jesus was instructing his followers to arm themselves.
The answer to question (2) is , in the immediate situation, Jesus believes he may be able to fight his way out of it and evade arrest as he had done before.
The answer to question (3) may well lay in the fact that he was building an army about 80 miles away from Jerusalem in the wilderness and out of sight of the Romans. Jesus had sat them down in Rank and file as if a military formation.
“he [Jesus] commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass. And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and fifties”. Mark 6:39-40.
This is obviously a military formation with company, rank and file that was divided up by maybe code named commanders,(“sons of thunder”)? It is also clearly stated that of those present that many if not all were men (5,000 & 4,000) and some women and children.
“This he said, not that he [Judas] cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.” John 12: 6 KJV
he was tolerated because he was rich and could fund the so called “Poor” i.e. the zealot cause.
So we have quite a violent lot among Jesus’close circle, do we not?
And, Like I Have said, these gospel writers seem to want us to just believe that these zealots just up and left everything behind...miraculously. Strange stuff when you consider just a few days later he tells them to expect to be hated, and not to love even their own children more than him and told them they may not even be worthy anyway.
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
Reading between the lines of course.