Matthew 10:16
Text Analysis
Strong'sGreekEnglishMorphology
3708 [e]Ἰδοὺ
Idou
Behold,V-AMA-2S
1473 [e]ἐγὼ
egō
IPPro-N1S
649 [e]ἀποστέλλω
apostellō
send forthV-PIA-1S
4771 [e]ὑμᾶς
hymas
youPPro-A2P
5613 [e]ὡς
hōs
asAdv
4263 [e]πρόβατα
probata
sheepN-ANP
1722 [e]ἐν
en
inPrep
3319 [e]μέσῳ
mesō
[the] midstAdj-DNS
3074 [e]λύκων·
lykōn
of wolves;N-GMP
1096 [e]γίνεσθε
ginesthe
be youV-PMM/P-2P
3767 [e]οὖν
oun
thereforeConj
5429 [e]φρόνιμοι
phronimoi
shrewdAdj-NMP
5613 [e]ὡς
hōs
asAdv
3588 [e]οἱ
hoi
theArt-NMP
3789 [e]ὄφεις
opheis
serpents,N-NMP
2532 [e]καὶ
kai
andConj
185 [e]ἀκέραιοι
akeraioi
innocentAdj-NMP
5613 [e]ὡς
hōs
asAdv
3588 [e]αἱ
hai
theArt-NFP
4058 [e]περιστεραί.
peristerai
doves.N-NFP









Greek Texts
ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 10:16 Greek NT: Nestle 1904
Ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἀποστέλλω ὑμᾶς ὡς πρόβατα ἐν μέσῳ λύκων· γίνεσθε οὖν φρόνιμοι ὡς οἱ ὄφεις καὶ ἀκέραιοι ὡς αἱ περιστεραί.

ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 10:16 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort 1881
Ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἀποστέλλω ὑμᾶς ὡς πρόβατα ἐν μέσῳ λύκων· γίνεσθε οὖν φρόνιμοι ὡς οἱ ὄφεις καὶ ἀκέραιοι ὡς αἱ περιστεραί.

ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 10:16 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort / [NA27 and UBS4 variants]
Ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἀποστέλλω ὑμᾶς ὡς πρόβατα ἐν μέσῳ λύκων· γίνεσθε οὖν φρόνιμοι ὡς οἱ ὄφεις καὶ ἀκέραιοι ὡς αἱ περιστεραί.

ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 10:16 Greek NT: RP Byzantine Majority Text 2005
Ἰδού, ἐγὼ ἀποστέλλω ὑμᾶς ὡς πρόβατα ἐν μέσῳ λύκων· γίνεσθε οὖν φρόνιμοι ὡς οἱ ὄφεις, καὶ ἀκέραιοι ὡς αἱ περιστεραί.

ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 10:16 Greek NT: Greek Orthodox Church
Ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἀποστέλλω ὑμᾶς ὡς πρόβατα ἐν μέσῳ λύκων· γίνεσθε οὖν φρόνιμοι ὡς οἱ ὄφεις καὶ ἀκέραιοι ὡς αἱ περιστεραί.

ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 10:16 Greek NT: Tischendorf 8th Edition
Ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἀποστέλλω ὑμᾶς ὡς πρόβατα ἐν μέσῳ λύκων· γίνεσθε οὖν φρόνιμοι ὡς οἱ ὄφεις καὶ ἀκέραιοι ὡς αἱ περιστεραί.

ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 10:16 Greek NT: Scrivener's Textus Receptus 1894
Ἰδοὺ, ἐγὼ ἀποστέλλω ὑμᾶς ὡς πρόβατα ἐν μέσῳ λύκων· γίνεσθε οὖν φρόνιμοι ὡς οἱ ὄφεις, καὶ ἀκέραιοι ὡς αἱ περιστεραί.

ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 10:16 Greek NT: Stephanus Textus Receptus 1550
Ἰδού, ἐγὼ ἀποστέλλω ὑμᾶς ὡς πρόβατα ἐν μέσῳ λύκων· γίνεσθε οὖν φρόνιμοι ὡς οἱ ὄφεις καὶ ἀκέραιοι ὡς αἱ περιστεραί

Matthew 10:16 Hebrew Bible
הנני שלח אתכם ככבשים בין הזאבים לכן היו ערומים כנחשים ותמימים כיונים׃

Matthew 10:16 Aramaic NT: Peshitta
ܗܐ ܐܢܐ ܡܫܕܪ ܐܢܐ ܠܟܘܢ ܐܝܟ ܐܡܪܐ ܒܝܢܝ ܕܐܒܐ ܗܘܘ ܗܟܝܠ ܚܟܝܡܐ ܐܝܟ ܚܘܘܬܐ ܘܬܡܝܡܐ ܐܝܟ ܝܘܢܐ ܀

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.

King James Bible
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Look, I'm sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as serpents and as harmless as doves.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

as sheep.

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wise.

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harmless. or, simple.

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