Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Matthew 10:27

Context
NETBible

What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light, and what is whispered in your ear, 1  proclaim from the housetops. 2 

XREF

Pr 1:20-23; Pr 8:1-5; Mt 13:1-17,34,35; Lu 8:10; Joh 16:1,13,25,29; Ac 5:20,28; Ac 17:17; 2Co 3:12

NET © Notes

tn Grk “what you hear in the ear,” an idiom.

tn The expression “proclaim from the housetops” is an idiom for proclaiming something publicly (L&N 7.51). Roofs of many first century Jewish houses in Judea and Galilee were flat and had access either from outside or from within the house. Something shouted from atop a house would be heard by everyone in the street below.



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