Matthew 10:27
Parallel Verses
New International Version
What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.

New Living Translation
What I tell you now in the darkness, shout abroad when daybreak comes. What I whisper in your ear, shout from the housetops for all to hear!

English Standard Version
What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.

Berean Study Bible
What I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the housetops.

Berean Literal Bible
What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops!

New American Standard Bible
"What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.

King James Bible
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What I tell you in the dark, speak in the light. What you hear in a whisper, proclaim on the housetops.

International Standard Version
What I tell you in darkness you must speak in the daylight, and what is whispered in your ear you must shout from the housetops.

NET Bible
What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light, and what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the housetops.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Whatever I tell you in the darkness, say it in the light, and whatever you hear with your ears, preach on the rooftops.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Tell in the daylight what I say to you in the dark. Shout from the housetops what you hear whispered.

New American Standard 1977
“What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.

Jubilee Bible 2000
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light, and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye from the housetops.

King James 2000 Bible
What I tell you in darkness, that speak in light: and what you hear in the ear, that preach upon the housetops.

American King James Version
What I tell you in darkness, that speak you in light: and what you hear in the ear, that preach you on the housetops.

American Standard Version
What I tell you in the darkness, speak ye in the light; and what ye hear in the ear, proclaim upon the house-tops.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That which I tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light: and that which you hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops.

Darby Bible Translation
What I say to you in darkness speak in the light, and what ye hear in the ear preach upon the houses.

English Revised Version
What I tell you in the darkness, speak ye in the light: and what ye hear in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops.

Webster's Bible Translation
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that publish ye upon the house-tops.

Weymouth New Testament
What I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what is whispered into your ear, proclaim upon the roofs of the houses.

World English Bible
What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim on the housetops.

Young's Literal Translation
that which I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light, and that which you hear at the ear, proclaim on the house-tops.
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Fear God Alone
26So do not be afraid of them. For nothing is concealed that will not be uncovered, or hidden that will not be made known. 27What I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the housetops. 28Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.…
Cross References
Isaiah 22:1
The oracle concerning the valley of vision. What is the matter with you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops?

Matthew 24:17
Let no one on the housetop come down to retrieve anything from his house.

Luke 12:3
What you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the housetops.

Acts 5:20
"Go, stand in the temple courts and tell the people the full message of this new life."
Treasury of Scripture

What I tell you in darkness, that speak you in light: and what you hear in the ear, that preach you on the housetops.

I tell.

Matthew 13:1-17,34,35 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side…

Luke 8:10 And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom …

John 16:1,13,25,29 These things have I spoken to you, that you should not be offended…

2 Corinthians 3:12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:

that preach.

Proverbs 1:20-23 Wisdom cries without; she utters her voice in the streets…

Proverbs 8:1-5 Does not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice…

Acts 5:20,28 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life…

Acts 17:17 Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the …

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