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

  • Matt
    @ Word, I see that your eyes are wide open. As our Lord said, "Blessed are your eyes". Cain is the son of the devil (Gen. 3 and 1 John ch. 3 v. 12), and Cain's children, the Kenites, are the tares. Their true identity is revealed in John ch. 8 (v. 44, specifically); Rev. ch. 2 v. 9 and Rev. ch. 3 v. 9. Any of them that refuse to accept The Savior Jesus Christ will be cast into the fire with Satan.
  • Cebo
    Yes there are many people who are not true christians in these days who are tares
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX. Our Heavenly Abba Dad and God Almighty Yahweh in and through His Son our everliving Blessed Lord and Savior Christ Yeshua Jesus would never have His people ignorant of what is to come in this end of the age of the gentiles. No man can recieve anything except it be given him from above. THE DREADFUL AND TERRIBLE DAY OF THE LORD IS AT HAND ! SHALOM ISRAEL ZION ! COME LORD YESHUA AMEN !
  • Diane senski
    It is impossible to sum it all up in a few words. It is so powerful! It is scary for the ones who don't accept Jesus as Savior. It is so important to talk to others about Him.The really sad part is that there are people who listen in church but don't accept Christ as Savior!
  • 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

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