Matthew 10:26
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New International Version
"So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.

New Living Translation
"But don't be afraid of those who threaten you. For the time is coming when everything that is covered will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all.

English Standard Version
“So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.

New American Standard Bible
"Therefore do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.

King James Bible
Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Therefore, don't be afraid of them, since there is nothing covered that won't be uncovered and nothing hidden that won't be made known.

International Standard Version
"So never be afraid of them, because there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed, and nothing secret that will not be made known.

NET Bible
"Do not be afraid of them, for nothing is hidden that will not be revealed, and nothing is secret that will not be made known.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Therefore you shall not be afraid of them, for there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden, that will not be known.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So don't be afraid of them. Nothing has been covered that will not be exposed. Whatever is secret will be made known.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Fear them not therefore, for there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed, nor hid that shall not be known.

King James 2000 Bible
Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

American King James Version
Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

American Standard Version
Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore fear them not. For nothing is covered that shall not be revealed: nor hid, that shall not be known.

Darby Bible Translation
Fear them not therefore; for there is nothing covered which shall not be revealed, and secret which shall not be known.

English Revised Version
Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

Webster's Bible Translation
Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

Weymouth New Testament
Fear them not, however; there is nothing veiled which will not be uncovered, nor secret which will not become known.

World English Bible
Therefore don't be afraid of them, for there is nothing covered that will not be revealed; and hidden that will not be known.

Young's Literal Translation
'Ye may not, therefore, fear them, for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed, and hid, that shall not be known;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:16-42 Our Lord warned his disciples to prepare for persecution. They were to avoid all things which gave advantage to their enemies, all meddling with worldly or political concerns, all appearance of evil or selfishness, and all underhand measures. Christ foretold troubles, not only that the troubles might not be a surprise, but that they might confirm their faith. He tells them what they should suffer, and from whom. Thus Christ has dealt fairly and faithfully with us, in telling us the worst we can meet with in his service; and he would have us deal so with ourselves, in sitting down and counting the cost. Persecutors are worse than beasts, in that they prey upon those of their own kind. The strongest bonds of love and duty, have often been broken through from enmity against Christ. Sufferings from friends and relations are very grievous; nothing cuts more. It appears plainly, that all who will live godly in Christ Jesus must suffer persecution; and we must expect to enter into the kingdom of God through many tribulations. With these predictions of trouble, are counsels and comforts for a time of trial. The disciples of Christ are hated and persecuted as serpents, and their ruin is sought, and they need the serpent's wisdom. Be ye harmless as doves. Not only, do nobody any hurt, but bear nobody any ill-will. Prudent care there must be, but not an anxious, perplexing thought; let this care be cast upon God. The disciples of Christ must think more how to do well, than how to speak well. In case of great peril, the disciples of Christ may go out of the way of danger, though they must not go out of the way of duty. No sinful, unlawful means may be used to escape; for then it is not a door of God's opening. The fear of man brings a snare, a perplexing snare, that disturbs our peace; an entangling snare, by which we are drawn into sin; and, therefore, it must be striven and prayed against. Tribulation, distress, and persecution cannot take away God's love to them, or theirs to him. Fear Him, who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. They must deliver their message publicly, for all are deeply concerned in the doctrine of the gospel. The whole counsel of God must be made known, Ac 20:27. Christ shows them why they should be of good cheer. Their sufferings witnessed against those who oppose his gospel. When God calls us to speak for him, we may depend on him to teach us what to say. A believing prospect of the end of our troubles, will be of great use to support us under them. They may be borne to the end, because the sufferers shall be borne up under them. The strength shall be according to the day. And it is great encouragement to those who are doing Christ's work, that it is a work which shall certainly be done. See how the care of Providence extends to all creatures, even to the sparrows. This should silence all the fears of God's people; Ye are of more value than many sparrows. And the very hairs of your head are all numbered. This denotes the account God takes and keeps of his people. It is our duty, not only to believe in Christ, but to profess that faith, in suffering for him, when we are called to it, as well as in serving him. That denial of Christ only is here meant which is persisted in, and that confession only can have the blessed recompence here promised, which is the real and constant language of faith and love. Religion is worth every thing; all who believe the truth of it, will come up to the price, and make every thing else yield to it. Christ will lead us through sufferings, to glory with him. Those are best prepared for the life to come, that sit most loose to this present life. Though the kindness done to Christ's disciples be ever so small, yet if there be occasion for it, and ability to do no more, it shall be accepted. Christ does not say that they deserve a reward; for we cannot merit any thing from the hand of God; but they shall receive a reward from the free gift of God. Let us boldly confess Christ, and show love to him in all things.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 26. - Vers. 26-33, parallel passage: Luke 12:2-9, where it follows the warning against the leaven of the Pharisees. A similar saying to ver. 26 (parallel passage: Luke 12:2) is also found in Mark 4:22 (parallel passage: Luke 8:17). Though the two sayings are probably distinct, yet it is very possible that one may have been modified from the other in being reported. Fear them not therefore. These words are in Matthew only. Therefore. Since the Master bore such treatment. For. Hardly - Fear them not, for your secret disloyalty wilt one day be known; but - Fear them not so as to conceal your faith and principles, for these are of supreme importance; inner character is everything. This connexion seems to be more close than to read into the words a reference to the ultimate success of the gospel or to the unreality of those things that now terrify you. There is nothing. Even your own relation to me (cf. ver. 32). Covered, that shall not be revealed; uncovered. The cloak over it shall be drawn back. And hid, that shall not be known. It shall not only be stripped of its disguise, but also itself be brought out to light and its true character perceived.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Fear them not, therefore,.... That is, be not afraid of men, and of their reproaches and revilings; which our Lord intimates would do them no more hurt, than they did him, and which in a little while would be all wiped away: time would bring all things to light, when the wickedness of these men would be discovered, their evil designs seen through; which were now covered with the specious pretences of sanctity, and zeal for religion, and the glory of God; and the innocence and integrity of him and his disciples would be made manifest. There is no need to refer this to the great day of account, when every secret thing shall be brought to light; but it chiefly regards the times when the Gospel should be more publicly known, and embraced, and should prevail against all the opposition made unto it; and then all these reproachful names and characters would be seen plainly to arise from spite and malice: to which may be applied those proverbial sayings in common use,

for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed, and hid, that shall not be known. Men may cover their malice and wickedness, for a while, under the best of names, but ere long it will all be revealed to their great shame and reproach: the innocence of the followers of Christ may, for some time, lie out of sight, and they may be traduced as the worst of men; but in process of time things take another turn, and their characters appear in quite another light: and so it is with the Gospel preached and professed by them, which, though sometimes it is little known, lies hid, and is covered with disgrace; yet in the Lord's own time its light breaks forth, power attends it, and it is made manifest to the consciences of men.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

26. Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known—that is, There is no use, and no need, of concealing anything; right and wrong, truth and error, are about to come into open and deadly collision; and the day is coming when all hidden things shall be disclosed, everything seen as it is, and every one have his due (1Co 4:5).

Matthew 10:26 Additional Commentaries
Context
Fearing God Alone
26"Therefore do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 27"What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:9
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.

Ecclesiastes 12:14
For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.

Mark 4:22
For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open.

Luke 8:17
For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.

Luke 12:2
There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.

1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.
Treasury of Scripture

Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

Fear.

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul…

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Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the …

Isaiah 41:10,14 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: …

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1 Peter 3:14 But and if you suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are you: and …

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Mark 4:22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither …

Luke 8:17 For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any …

Luke 12:2,3 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither …

Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his …

Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come on …

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