27 What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light, and what you hear in your ear, proclaim on the housetops. 28 And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul, but instead be afraid of the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?[a] And one of them will not fall to the ground without the knowledge and consent[b] of your Father.

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  1. Matthew 10:29 Literally, “an assarion,” a Roman coin worth about 1/16 of a denarius
  2. Matthew 10:29 Literally “without”; the phrase “the knowledge and consent” is implied when this term is used of God