King James Bible* - Annotations

This section, Matthew 10:16-23, is known as the Coming Persecutions.

This passage is called the Beatitudes and is one of the most oft-quoted passages in all of the Bible. The passage on the peacemakers has been particularly important in history, being quoted for everything from naming the Colt Peacemaker to protest organizations to charitable organizations.

This is a statement of providence. The sense of it is that sparrows are cheap and therefore not really worth God's attention, and yet he pays a considerable amount of attention to them. Therefore, since you are so much more important than a sparrow, as a human being, how much more God pays attention to you.