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Matthew 10:27 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— What I tell you in the darkness, speak ye in the light; and what ye hear in the ear, proclaim upon the house-tops.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— What I tell you in darkness, [that] speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, [that] preach ye upon the housetops.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear [whispered] in [your] ear, proclaim upon the housetops.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— What I say to you in darkness speak in the light, and what ye hear in the ear preach upon the houses.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— What I am saying to you in the darkness, tell ye in the light,—and, what [whispered] into the ear ye are hearing, proclaim ye on the housetops.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 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.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— That which I tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light: and that which you hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— 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.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Whatsoever I say to you in darkness, declare you in the light; and whatsoever you have heard in your ears, proclaim upon the [house-]roofs.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Whatever I say to you in the dark, that speak ye in the light; and what ye have heard in your ears, proclaim ye on the housetops.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
What 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
I tell 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
you 5213
{5213} Prime
ὑμῖν
humin
{hoo-min'}
Irregular dative case of G5210; to (with or by) you.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
darkness, 4653
{4653} Prime
σκοτία
skotia
{skot-ee'-ah}
From G4655; dimness, obscurity (literally or figuratively).
[that] speak x2036
(2036) Complement
ἔπω
epo
{ep'-o}
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting).
ye y2036
[2036] Standard
ἔπω
epo
{ep'-o}
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting).
z5628
<5628> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 459
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
light: 5457
{5457} Prime
φῶς
phos
{foce}
From an obsolete φάω [[phao]] (to shine or make manifest, especially by rays; compare G5316 and G5346); luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
what 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
ye hear 191
{0191} Prime
ἀκούω
akouo
{ak-oo'-o}
A primary verb; to hear (in various senses).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
in 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
ear, 3775
{3775} Prime
οὖς
ous
{ooce}
Apparently a primary word; the ear (physically or mentally).
[that] preach x2784
(2784) Complement
κηρύσσω
kerusso
{kay-roos'-so}
Of uncertain affinity; to herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth (the gospel).
ye y2784
[2784] Standard
κηρύσσω
kerusso
{kay-roos'-so}
Of uncertain affinity; to herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth (the gospel).
z5657
<5657> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 376
upon 1909
{1909} Prime
ἐπί
epi
{ep-ee'}
A primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive case], that is, over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
housetops. 1430
{1430} Prime
δῶμα
doma
{do'-mah}
From δέμο [[demo]] (to build); properly an edifice, that is, (specifically) a roof.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 10:27

_ _ What I tell you in darkness — in the privacy of a teaching for which men are not yet ripe.

_ _ that speak ye in the light — for when ye go forth all will be ready.

_ _ and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops — Give free and fearless utterance to all that I have taught you while yet with you. Objection: But this may cost us our life? Answer: It may, but there their power ends:

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 10:16-42.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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 (m) housetops.

(m) Openly, and in the highest places. For the tops of their houses were made in such a way that they might walk upon them; (Acts 10:9).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
I tell:

Matthew 13:1-17 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. ... For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous [men] have desired to see [those things] which ye see, and have not seen [them]; and to hear [those things] which ye hear, and have not heard [them].
Matthew 13:34-35 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: ... That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
Luke 8:10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
John 16:1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.
John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
John 16:25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.
John 16:29 His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.
2 Corinthians 3:12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:

that preach:

Proverbs 1:20-23 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: ... Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
Proverbs 8:1-5 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? ... O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
Acts 5:20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.
Acts 5:28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.
Acts 17:17 Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.
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Pv 1:20; 8:1. Mt 13:1, 34. Lk 8:10. Jn 16:1, 13, 25, 29. Ac 5:20, 28; 17:17. 2Co 3:12.

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