Luke 12:6
New International Version
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.

New Living Translation
“What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them.

English Standard Version
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God.

Berean Study Bible
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.

Berean Literal Bible
Are not five sparrows sold for two assarion? And not one of them is forgotten before God.

King James Bible
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?

New King James Version
“Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God.

New American Standard Bible
Are five sparrows not sold for two assaria? And yet not one of them has gone unnoticed in the sight of God.

NASB 1995
"Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God.

NASB 1977
“Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? And yet not one of them is forgotten before God.

Amplified Bible
Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? Yet not one of them has [ever] been forgotten in the presence of God.

Christian Standard Bible
Aren’t five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Aren't five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God's sight.

American Standard Version
Are not five sparrows sold for two pence? and not one of them is forgotten in the sight of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Are not five sparrows sold for two assarii, and not one of them is forgotten before God?”

Contemporary English Version
Five sparrows are sold for only a few cents, but God doesn't forget a single one of them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?

English Revised Version
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings? and not one of them is forgotten in the sight of God.

Good News Translation
"Aren't five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one sparrow is forgotten by God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Aren't five sparrows sold for two cents? God doesn't forget any of them.

International Standard Version
"Five sparrows are sold for two pennies, aren't they? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.

Literal Standard Version
Are not five sparrows sold for two assaria? And one of them is not forgotten before God,

NET Bible
Aren't five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God.

New Heart English Bible
"Are not five sparrows sold for two assaria coins? Not one of them is forgotten by God.

Weymouth New Testament
Are not five sparrows sold for a penny? and yet not one of them is a thing forgotten in God's sight.

World English Bible
"Aren't five sparrows sold for two assaria coins? Not one of them is forgotten by God.

Young's Literal Translation
'Are not five sparrows sold for two assars? and one of them is not forgotten before God,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Fear God Alone
5But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear the One who, after you have been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear Him! 6Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. 7And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.…

Cross References
Matthew 10:29
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.

Mark 12:42
Then one poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amounted to a small fraction of a denarius.


Treasury of Scripture

Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?

five.

Matthew 10:29
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

and.

Luke 12:24,27
Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? …

Psalm 50:10,11
For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills…

Psalm 113:5,6
Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high, …









(6) Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings?--The variation from St. Matthew's "two sparrows sold for a farthing," seems to reproduce the very bargains of the market-place. The sparrow was of so little value that the odd bird was thrown in to tempt the purchasers. Both this difference, and that between "not one of them shall fall to the ground without your Father," in St. Matthew, and "not one of them is forgotten before God," in St. Luke, are proofs, again, of the independence of the two Gospels.

Verses 6, 7. - Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. Though persecution and bitter suffering, even death, may be the guerdon of the Lord's true servants here, none of these things can happen without the consent of God. This thought will surely give them courage to endure. Suffering undergone in God's service, inflicted, too, with his entire consent, so that the suffering becomes part of the service, - what an onlook is afforded to the brave, faithful servant by such a contemplation! Oh the welcome from God he is sure to meet with when such a death has been endured! These extreme instances of God's universal care - his all-knowledge of everything, however little and insignificant, belonging to his creatures - are chosen to give point to the Master's words. If he knows of the death of these little, almost valueless, birds - ay, even of the falling of one of the many hairs of your head - surely you cannot doubt his knowledge of, his caring for, the life or death of one of his proved and gallant followers. These little sparrows were sold in the markets, strung together, or on skewers.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
{Are} not
Οὐχὶ (Ouchi)
IntPrtcl
Strong's 3780: By no means, not at all. Intensive of ou; not indeed.

five
πέντε (pente)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 4002: Five. A primary number; 'five'.

sparrows
στρουθία (strouthia)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 4765: A small bird, sparrow. Diminutive of strouthos; a little sparrow.

sold
πωλοῦνται (pōlountai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 4453: To sell, exchange, barter. Probably ultimately from pelomai; to barter, i.e. To sell.

for two
δύο (dyo)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

pennies?
ἀσσαρίων (assariōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 787: A small coin equal to the tenth part of a drachma. Of Latin origin; an assarius or as, a Roman coin.

Yet
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

one
ἓν (hen)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

of
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

them
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Neuter 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

is
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

forgotten
ἐπιλελησμένον (epilelēsmenon)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1950: To forget, neglect. Middle voice from epi and lanthano; to lose out of mind; by implication, to neglect.

by
ἐνώπιον (enōpion)
Preposition
Strong's 1799: Neuter of a compound of en and a derivative of optanomai; in the face of.

God.
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.


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