Luke 12:6

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Are not fiue sparrowes solde for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? {Yet} not one of them is forgotten before God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Are not five sparrows sold for two pence? and not one of them is forgotten in the sight of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Are not five sparrows given in exchange for two farthings? and God has every one of them in mind.
- Basic English Bible

Are not five sparrows sold for two assaria? and one of them is not forgotten before God.
- Darby Bible

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

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

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

Whether fyue sparowis ben not seld for twei halpens; and oon of hem is not in foryetyng bifor God?
- Wycliffe Bible

`Are not five sparrows sold for two assars? and one of them is not forgotten before God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:6


12:6 Are not five sparrows - But trust as well as fear him.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:6


Lu 12:6-9 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings? See notes on Mt 10:29-33. Sparrows were the cheapest of all birds offered for sale.

Discussion for Luke 12

  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 4:2 PREACH THE WORD BE INSTANT IN SEASON OUT OF SEASON REPROVE REBUKE EXHORT WITH ALL LONGSUFFERING AND DOCTRINE --4:3-- FOR THE TIME WILL COME WHEN TEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE BUT AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS SHALL THEY HEAP TO THEMSELVES TEACHERS HAVING ITCHING EARS ***EPHESIANS 5:8 FOR YOU WERE SOMETIMES DARKNESS BUT NOW YOU ARE LIGHT IN THE LORD WALK AS CHILDREN OF LIGHT***
  • BSP
    Thinking of how tiny a sparrow is and how we may not even notice them, this verse is very heartwarming. No matter how much we feel we don't matter or how small we feel, Jehovah God notice everything thing about us and he values individuals.
  • Christine Lang
    My comment is, When we sin, and we are convicted, I don't believe its God telling us it's imminent doom...However, I do believe it is a warning to stop doing what we are doing, because if we continue that behavior, Yes, imminent doom will eventually come. You don't want to scare your viewers, you want to help them to understand, especially Newcomers! Draw them in, not scare them away. I'm a firm believer, and a sinner as we all are. It needs to be conveyed that we are saved by Grace, but that we need to come to the foot of the cross and ask for forgiveness to receive it. Thank you!:
  • BSP
    Verse 2: No matter how much one may try to hide a certain action, this verse shows that God will make sure that all things are revealed and dealt with.
  • Lu2677
    Steve Marrow, Amen. So, fearing the Lord with trembling before his word has been established. "after He hath killed" Do you believed he kills people as in; wars, 911, heart attacks, etc.?
  • Steve morrow
    LU2627 AND ALL---LUKE 12:5 BUT I WILL FOREWARN YOU WHOM YOU SHALL FEAR FEAR HIM WHICH AFTER HE HATH KILLED HATH POWER TO CAST INTO HELL YEA I SAY UNTO YOU FEAR HIM ***REVELATION 19:5 AND A VOICE CAME OUT OF THE THRONE SAYING PRAISE OUR GOD ALL YOU HIS SERVANTS AND YOU THAT FEAR HIM BOTH SMALL AND GREAT **** WHOM DO YOU SERVE MAN OR THE LORD JESUS CHRIST****