What I tell you in darkness, that speak you in light: and what you hear in the ear, that preach you on the housetops.
Treasury of Scripture
Matthew 13:1-17,34,35 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side...
Luke 8:10 And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see...
John 16:1,13,25,29 These things have I spoken to you, that you should not be offended...
2 Corinthians 3:12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
Proverbs 1:20-23 Wisdom cries without; she utters her voice in the streets...
Proverbs 8:1-5 Does not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice...
Acts 5:20,28 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life...
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.
ContextFear Only God
26Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 27What I tell you in darkness, that speak you in light: and what you hear in the ear, that preach you on the housetops. 28And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31Fear you not therefore, you are of more value than many sparrows. 32Whoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33But whoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
What I tell you in the darkness, speak ye in the light; and what ye hear in the ear, proclaim upon the house-tops.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
What I say to you in darkness speak in the light, and what ye hear in the ear preach upon the houses.
King James Bible
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
Young's Literal Translation
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.