Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
The value of a sparrow is just about as little as anything that could come under appraisement. Two of them are sold. for a farthing (less than a penny of our money). Two for a farthing, says one evangelist; five for two farthings, says another. "A charming discrepancy," says some one — and, indeed, when we think of it, the discrepancy takes us into the very market-place, and we see the humble trading going on. "How much? .... Two for a farthing; but if you take two farthings' worth, you shall have one thrown into the bargain; you shall have five.
(A. Raleigh, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.