Luke 12:6-7

6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies?[a] And 1not one of them is forgotten before God.
7 Why, 2even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; 3you are of more value than many sparrows.

Luke 12:6-7 In-Context

4 "I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do.
5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God.
7 Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.
8 "And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God,
9 but the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God.

Cross References 3

  • 1. [Psalms 50:11]
  • 2. See 1 Samuel 14:45
  • 3. Matthew 6:26; Matthew 12:12

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Greek two assaria; an assarion was a Roman copper coin worth about 1/16 of a denarius (which was a day's wage for a laborer)
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