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Matthew 10:19

    Matthew 10:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what you shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what you shall speak.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what ye shall speak.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But when you are given up into their hands, do not be troubled about what to say or how to say it: for in that hour what you are to say will be given to you;

    Webster's Revision

    But when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what ye shall speak.

    World English Bible

    But when they deliver you up, don't be anxious how or what you will say, for it will be given you in that hour what you will say.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what ye shall speak.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 10:19

    Take no thought how or what ye shall speak - Μη μεριμνησετε - Be not anxiously careful, because such anxiety argues distrust in God, and infallibly produces a confused mind. In such a state, no person is fit to proclaim or vindicate the truth. This promise, It shall be given you, etc., banishes all distrust and inquietude on dangerous occasions; but without encouraging sloth and negligence, and without dispensing with the obligation we are under to prepare ourselves by the meditation of sacred truths, by the study of the Holy Scriptures, and by prayer.

    It shall be given you in that same hour what - This clause is wanting in the MSS. D and L, and several others, some versions, and several of the fathers: but it is found in Mark 13:11, without any various reading; and in substance in Luke 11:13.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 10:19

    Take no thought - That is, be not anxious or unduly solicitous. See the notes at Matthew 6:25. This was a full promise that they should be inspired, and was a most seasonable consolation. Poor, and ignorant, and obscure fishermen would naturally be solicitous what they should say before the great men of the earth. Eastern people regarded kings as raised far above common mortals - as approaching to divinity. How consoling, then, the assurance that God would aid them and speak within them!

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 10:19

    10:19, Take no thought - Neither at this time, on any sudden call, need we be careful how or what to answer. Luke 12:11.