1 sn The penny refers to an assarion, a small Roman copper coin. One of them was worth one-sixteenth of a denarius or less than a half hour’s average wage. Sparrows were the cheapest items sold in the market. God knows about even the most financially insignificant things; see Isa 49:15.
2 tn Or “to the ground without the knowledge and consent of your Father.”
3 sn Do not be afraid. One should respect and show reverence to God, but need not fear his tender care.