The Meaning of Matthew 10:29 Explained

Matthew 10:29

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

YLT: 'Are not two sparrows sold for an assar? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father;

Darby: Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall to the ground without your Father;

ASV: Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? and not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father:

KJV Reverse Interlinear

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

What does Matthew 10:29 Mean?

Context Summary

Matthew 10:24-33 - Fearless Confessors Of Christ
The more Christlike we are, the more certainly shall we incur the dislike and hatred of men. Only let us take care that they hate us, not on account of our personal peculiarities and pretensions, but solely for the truth's sake. See 1 Kings 22:8; Daniel 6:5.
Christ is often speaking. In the secret chamber of the heart, in the darkness of the night, in the shadowed room of pain and sorrow, in the room which holds all that is mortal of our beloved, hear His voice. It may be in dark sayings, but they are "the dark sayings on a harp," of which the psalmist sings. There are music, tenderness, love-notes in these dark sayings. And our hearts can receive lasting impressions in the dark.
Remember that in all your anxiety and pain, the Father is near. His presence encloses you in its gentle, holy embrace. You are of value to Him, of more value than you can count, because you were purchased with the precious blood of Christ. [source]

Chapter Summary: Matthew 10

1  Jesus sends out his apostles, enabling them with power to do miracles;
5  giving them their charge, teaches them;
16  comforts them against persecutions;
40  and promises a blessing to those who receive them

Greek Commentary for Matthew 10:29

Two sparrows [δυο στρουτια]
Diminutive of στρουτος — strouthos and means any small bird, sparrows in particular. They are sold today in the markets of Jerusalem and Jaffa. “For a farthing” (ασσαριου — assariou) is genitive of price. Only here and Luke 12:6 in the N.T. Diminutive form of the Roman as, slightly more than half an English penny. [source]
Without your Father [ανευ του πατρος μων]
There is comfort in this thought for us all. Our father who knows about the sparrows knows and cares about us. [source]

Reverse Greek Commentary Search for Matthew 10:29

Luke 12:6 Sparrows []
See on Matthew 10:29. [source]
Luke 12:6 Fall []
See on Matthew 10:29. [source]
Luke 12:6 Is forgotten [εστιν επιλελησμενον]
Periphrastic perfect passive indicative of επιλαντανομαι — epilanthanomai common verb to forget. See Matthew 10:29 for a different construction. [source]

What do the individual words in Matthew 10:29 mean?

Not two sparrows for an assarion are sold And one of them not will fall to the ground apart from the Father of you
Οὐχὶ δύο στρουθία ἀσσαρίου πωλεῖται καὶ ἓν ἐξ αὐτῶν οὐ πεσεῖται ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν ἄνευ τοῦ Πατρὸς ὑμῶν

δύο  two 
Parse: Adjective, Nominative Neuter Plural
Root: δύο 
Sense: the two, the twain.
στρουθία  sparrows 
Parse: Noun, Nominative Neuter Plural
Root: στρουθίον  
Sense: a little bird, esp.
ἀσσαρίου  for  an  assarion 
Parse: Noun, Genitive Neuter Singular
Root: ἀσσάριον  
Sense: an assarium or assarius, the name of a coin equal to the tenth part of a drachma.
πωλεῖται  are  sold 
Parse: Verb, Present Indicative Middle or Passive, 3rd Person Singular
Root: πωλέω  
Sense: to barter, to sell.
ἓν  one 
Parse: Adjective, Nominative Neuter Singular
Root: εἷς  
Sense: one.
πεσεῖται  will  fall 
Parse: Verb, Future Indicative Middle, 3rd Person Singular
Root: πίπτω 
Sense: to descend from a higher place to a lower.
γῆν  ground 
Parse: Noun, Accusative Feminine Singular
Root: γῆ  
Sense: arable land.
ἄνευ  apart  from 
Parse: Preposition
Root: ἄνευ  
Sense: without one’s will or intervention.
Πατρὸς  Father 
Parse: Noun, Genitive Masculine Singular
Root: προπάτωρ 
Sense: generator or male ancestor.
ὑμῶν  of  you 
Parse: Personal / Possessive Pronoun, Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Root: σύ  
Sense: you.

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