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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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
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.
Peter Ankeli's comment on 2014-04-24 10:07:41:
Alexander Christian in his comment above is trying to sow tares here, but unfortunately for him, we are not asleep. How does judgement day mean destruction of Paul 's followers. Who are Paul 's followers? Even if we appear to follow Paul we only try emulate him as we saw him emulate the Master Himself, going all the way and limits to please Him. This is worthy of emulation. Known or unknown to you, there has been and will be a genuine body of believers till the close of 'time '. Never try to make mockery of Truth and Wisdom, becaus eit will show your foolishness. You can not sow weed here because we are awake.
Nkosinathi Ngulube's comment on 2014-04-18 04:22:40:
Our Father never sleeps or slumber.many times we open the door for the devil sin weeds throu ' returning to our carnality, for the little pleasure of the flesh eg adultery, indulging a long time in the worldly stuff, etc that we become absent of consciousness to Godliness.....that is the sleeping slip out moment.ln everything we do, let us let God be the priority and be watchful
Coolpop Casady's comment on 2014-04-14 07:41:50:
I believe that it means that the tares are the children of satan, although they look human the inside make up is very different and this is were we get the psycopath, the sociopath, the Narcissist, and all the so called people that don 't have any emotions at all they don 't have any empathy, or love, or any feelings at all. This is were the Murderer comes from, the child molester, and the so called people of this nature comes from. That is why normal people can 't understand the acts of these monsters, its because these Tares, are only in human form, but inside they are devils ,and the children of satan.
Linda Silver's comment on 2014-01-03 05:11:57:
I have been concerned that my prayer life was not what God expects from me. I appreciate this website, to remind me that the Bible talks about praying, praying without ceasing, and praying at various times in the day to thwart the attacks of the enemy. I accept this Word in Jesus' Name, and I ask that you pray for my two sons, and my grandson. In Jesus' Name, draw them close to Jesus Christ, I pray that they will willingly take up their cross and follow Christ. I pray that Jesus will come back soon and receive us unto Himself. I want to see my sons and grandson in the New Jerusalem. I pray that my prayer life will become so full that my feet leave the ground when I pray and praise!!! Thank you in Jesus' Name.
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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