Two sparrows (duo strouqia). Diminutive of strouqo and means any small bird, sparrows in particular. They are sold today in the markets of Jerusalem and Jaffa. "For a farthing" (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. Without your Father (aneu tou patro mwn). There is comfort in this thought for us all. Our father who knows about the sparrows knows and cares about us.