Matthew 10:27

What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

What I tell you in darkenesse, that speake yee in light: and what yee heare in the eare, that preach yee vpon the house tops.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear {whispered} in {your} ear, proclaim upon the housetops.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

What I tell you in the darkness, speak ye in the light; and what ye hear in the ear, proclaim upon the house-tops.
- American Standard Version (1901)

What I say to you in the dark, say in the light: and what comes to your ear secretly, say publicly from the house-tops.
- Basic English Bible

What I say to you in darkness speak in the light, and what ye hear in the ear preach upon the houses.
- Darby Bible

What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that publish ye upon the house-tops.
- Webster's Bible

What I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what is whispered into your ear, proclaim upon the roofs of the houses.
- Weymouth Bible

What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim on the housetops.
- World English Bible

That thing that Y seie to you in derknessis, seie ye in the liyt; and preche ye on housis, that thing that ye heeren in the ere.
- Wycliffe Bible

that which I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light, and that which you hear at the ear, proclaim on the house-tops.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 10:27


10:27 Even what I now tell you secretly is not to be kept secret long, but declared publicly. Therefore, What ye hear in the ear, publish on the house - top - Two customs of the Jews seem to be alluded to here. Their doctors used to whisper in the ear of their disciples what they were to pronounce aloud to others. And as their houses were low and flat roofed, they sometimes preached to the people from thence. #Luke 12:3|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 10:27


Mt 10:27 What I tell you in darkness. In privacy. The Lord had to teach them in private before he could send them forth. Upon the house tops. The flat roofs of eastern houses made a conspicuous pulpit. The Lord directs them to speak in the most public manner. In Syria proclamations are still often made from the house tops.

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