Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMatthew 10:29
- Two sparrows (duo stroutia).
- Diminutive of stroutov and means any small bird, sparrows in particular. They are sold today in the markets of Jerusalem and Jaffa. "For a farthing" (assariou) is genitive of price. Only here and Luke 12:6 in the N.T. Diminutive form of the Roman as, slightly more than half an English penny.
- Without your Father (aneu tou patrov –mwn).
- There is comfort in this thought for us all. Our father who knows about the sparrows knows and cares about us.