Matthew 10:29
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English Standard Version
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.

King James Bible
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

American Standard Version
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? and not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father.

English Revised Version
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father:

Webster's Bible Translation
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father.

Weymouth New Testament
Do not two sparrows sell for a halfpenny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's leave.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Sparrows (στρουθία)

The word is a diminutive, little sparrows, and carries with it a touch of tenderness. At the present day, in the markets of Jerusalem and Jaffa, long strings of little birds, sparrows and larks, are offered for sale, trussed on long wooden skewers. Edersheim thinks that Jesus may have had reference to the two sparrows which, according to the Rabbins, were used in the ceremonial of purification from leprosy (Leviticus 14:49-54).

Shall not fall

A Rabbinic legend relates how a certain Rabbi had been for thirteen years hiding from his persecutors in a cave, where he was miraculously fed; when he observed that when the bird-catcher laid his snare, the bird escaped or was caught, according as a voice from heaven proclaimed "Mercy" or "Destruction." Arguing that if even a sparrow cannot be caught without heaven's bidding, how much more safe was the life of a son of man, he came forth.

Matthew 10:29 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

two.

Luke 12:6,7 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God...

farthing. 'In value a halfpenny farthing, as being the tenth of the Roman penny. See ch.

Matthew 18:28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him...

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and one.

Psalm 104:27-30 These wait all on you; that you may give them their meat in due season...

Cross References
Matthew 5:26
Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.

Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Mark 12:42
And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny.

Luke 12:6
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God.

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