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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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.
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.
Patrick Hycent's comment on 2013-11-06 07:42:46:
Sleeapinggn state here does not mean just to close the eyes but also the act of negligence, ignorance etc
when there is something to correct and you ignore it or showing lack of concern to what you should get involved in, this are sleeping states.
Now, let me ask, between the baby that was born & the girl that turned prostitude or between the baby & the boy that turned rapist what went wrong?
The bible said "when men sleep his enemies came and sow tares" some of this sleeping state came from the part of the parents who had failed their responsilities on their children but instead gave them to another hands who inductrinated them with differen doctrines and made them vulnerable to different kinds of teaching all in the name of boarding & expensive school, house help, nanny, all in the name of lack of chance & laziness on the part of parents, "when men sleep" all these are sleeping states. Parents should wake up from their slumber even to their responsibilities.
Evg. Anwo Olaolu's comment on 2013-11-05 02:54:33:
when the watchmen are at sleep,the enemy will invade the house. likewise if man's guarding angels failed to watch in the spirit realm, man will be expose to much evil cos theif will get entrance 'Theif cometh not but to kill,steal and destroy' but jesus is an end to all evil in ur life, amen.
Niyi Amuda's comment on 2013-03-04 14:40:29:
This portion of scripture show us what the devil does in the night. While men are weak and vulnerable, he, the enemy, takes delight in ruining the destiny of people especially believers who spent the whole night sleeping. As Christians, who are not fighting against flesh and blood, (Eph.6:12), we must make the night hour a time of war fare, less the enemy,(1 Peter 5:8) would come and sow tares. Paul and Silas worship and prayed to God at midnight. (Acts 16:25). Many evil you see in the lives of people around you are being done in the night, "While men slept..." Oh that we would arise and fight the midnight battle, then our day would be battle-free.
Alexander Christian's comment on 2011-08-23 18:16:15:
Apostle Paul. That is the answer about the wicked one. "Call no man 'teacher' save Christ." Judgment Day means total destruction of Paul's followers, and that means members of today's so called
Christian churches. A genuine Christian church never existed, really. Without any doubt, this is the greatest mass self-deception ever.
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