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.

Discussion for Matthew 10

  • Steve morrow
    matthew 10:37 he that loveth father or mother more than ME is not worthy of ME and he that loveth son or daughter more than ME is not worthy of ME john 14:15 if you love ME keep --- MY COMMANDMENTS --- JOHN 14:21 HE THAT HATH --- MY COMMANDMENTS --- AND KEEPETH THEM HE IT IS THAT LOVETH ME AND HE THAT LOVETH ME SHALL BE LOVED OF MY FATHER AND I WILL LOVE HIM AND WILL MANIFEST MYSELF TO HIM
  • Irene123
    Matt. 10:34 - " ... not ... peace, but a sword." I, too, thought of a literal sword, but the Lord showed me Eph. 6:17 - " ..... the sword ..... which is the word of God." And Lk. 12:51 corroborates Matt. - " .... but rather division." The Bible does cause division - between families, friends and churches.
  • Trailus
    He would have forgiven him, but like a lot of us we let the enemy put In our head that the Farther will not forgive. Which is a lie.
  • Steve morrow
    very important Irene PROVERBS 6:16 these six things doth the LORD hate yea seven are an abomination unto HIM ....... 6:19 A FALSE WITNESS THAT SPEAKETH LIES AND HE THAT SOWETH DISCORD AMONG BRETHREN psalm 7:11 GOD judgeth the righteous and GOD is angry with the wicked every day proverbs 18:21 death 7 life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof
  • Irene123
    Judas Iscariot; can you see how Jesus loved him? He KNEW he would betray Him (even before Judas was born) yet He gave him every chance to see the light. And - after Judas betrayed Him - he maybe did see the light, but either couldn't believe he could be forgiven or God let him go. I personally believe he could have repented. We need to be very careful what we do and say.
  • Joshua Brown
    Pure word from god

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