Matthew 13:25

“But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But while men slept, his enemy came & sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares also among the wheat, and went away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But while men were sleeping, one who had hate for him came and put evil seeds among the grain, and went away.
- Basic English Bible

but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel amongst the wheat, and went away.
- Darby Bible

But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and departed.
- Webster's Bible

but during the night his enemy comes, and over the first seed he sows darnel among the wheat, and goes away.
- Weymouth Bible

but while people slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel weeds also among the wheat, and went away.
- World English Bible

And whanne men slepten, his enemy cam, and sewe aboue taris in the myddil of whete, and wente awei.
- Wycliffe Bible

and, while men are sleeping, his enemy came and sowed darnel in the midst of the wheat, and went away,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 13:25


13:25 But while men slept - They ought to have watched: the Lord of the field sleepeth not. His enemy came and sowed darnel - This is very like wheat, and commonly grows among wheat rather than among other grain: but tares or vetches are of the pulse kind, and bear no resemblance to wheat.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 13:25


Mt 13:25 But while men slept. During sleep is the time of the tare-sowing. His enemy came and sowed. It is by no means uncommon for the malice in the East to show itself in this way. A wicked person may do great injury with little chance of detection. Tares. The tare or darnel is, like our chess or cheat, a kind of bastard wheat, looking like wheat.

Discussion for Matthew 13

  • Word
    Randolph this has been going on since Cain and as it says Satan the wicked one sends his tares children to earth and God sends His to the field which is the earth. So we have Gods children and we have Satans children that chose Satan for their father in the first earth age. Genesis 3 vs 15 God put enmity between the woman's seed Eve and Satans seed or Zera descendants not yet born tares.
  • Insight 777
    Jesus is the Son of GOD! Satan has Angels! Son of man shall send forth his angels,
  • Randolph Blankenship
    I love this chapter but the part that speaks loudest to me is the wheat and the tares, I believe this scripture speaks loud and clear to the church today. I believe that there are so many people in the church today that fit this scripture, and it is almost scary to think how many people in church today believe that they are a christian when in all actuality they are headed wide open to an eternity
  • NWURUM JEREMIAH for verse 25
    Truly pple hve spoken well concerning the Study while men slept the enemy came. Most times bible used the physical things to explain to us about the spiritual. Sleeping of men in d realm of the Spirit is beyond physical sleeping though it's still part of it. It simply means being being ignorance, neglect, and total abandonment of God's word and His law which every believer ought to abide on. Whenever you are spiritually disconnected because of stepping into the comfort zone the world or sin you are described to be sleeping in the realm of the Spirit and Satan enemy can enter without obtaining permission 4rm Yaweh reason being that you are no longer Jehovah's candidates and can result to your physical slumber sleeping without praying . Man from his ought to pray in order to avert temptation and plan of Satan and it's agent because at night they work without sleep but an hour you as you talk to God in prayers during the night can assign an angelic soilder for war which will do no good to them other than destroying them including their plan. Pray instead of sleeping I suggest
  • Oguejiofor ebuka
    Did jesus have brothers and sisters?
  • Geoff
    The most profound thing to learn from this Chapter is that Jesus Christ is talking about 2 different kingdoms. 1: his kingdom in verse 41 - Jesus Christ 's kingdom! and 2: the kingdom of their father in verse 43 - God 's kingdom! Now read Daniel 2:44 - Let him who has ears listen!

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