Matthew 13:28

“He said vnto them, An enemy hath done this. The seruants said vnto him, Wilt thou then that we goe and gather them vp?”

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He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
- King James Version

"And he said to them, 'An enemy has done this!' The slaves *said to him, 'Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto them, An enemy hath done this. And the servants say unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, Someone has done this in hate. And the servants say to him, Is it your pleasure that we go and take them up?
- Basic English Bible

And he said to them, A man [that is] an enemy has done this. And the bondmen said to him, Wilt thou then that we should go and gather it [up]?
- Darby Bible

He said to them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said to him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them?
- Webster's Bible

`Some enemy has done this,' he said. `Shall we go, and collect it?' the men inquire.
- Weymouth Bible

He said to them, 'An enemy has done this.' The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and gather them up?'
- World English Bible

And he seide to hem, An enemy hath do this thing. And the seruauntis seiden to him, `Wolt thou that we goon, and gaderen hem?
- Wycliffe Bible

And he saith to them, A man, an enemy, did this; and the servants said to him, Wilt thou, then, [that] having gone away we may gather it up?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 13:28


13:28 He said, An enemy hath done this - A plain answer to the great question concerning the origin of evil. God made men (as he did angels) intelligent creatures, and consequently free either to choose good or evil: but he implanted no evil in the human soul: An enemy (with man's concurrence) hath done this. Darnel, in the Church, is properly outside Christians, such as have the form of godliness, without the power. Open sinners, such as have neither the form nor the power, are not so properly darnel, as thistles and brambles: these ought to be rooted up without delay, and not suffered in the Christian community. Whereas should fallible men attempt to gather up the darnel, they would often root up the wheat with them.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 13:28


Mt 13:28 An enemy hath done this. The great enemy, the prince of the world, who sows evil seed in human hearts. Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? It has been assumed by one class of interpreters that this a question whether discipline shall be administered upon recreant church members. If the field in which the tares are growing with the wheat is "the world", then it refers to something quite different.

Discussion for Matthew 13

  • BSP
    Verse 52 There are many treasures that we can learn from the Bible. We want to share those with others.
  • Alex
    Jesus said we wd know a tree by his fruits thus we know that christ is god the son by his fruits his words are the very seeds of god he breathe on them and they received the h.g. thus the h.g. was his fruit which is a baby christ his offspring via his seed th word. the kingdom has to come via a birth thats y he is saying unless you receive the kingdom as a lil child etc impling a heavenly birth.
  • Alex
    The original Promise was i will multiply thy seed Christ seed as the stars of heaven Thats y the sower will go forth to sow his precious seed in humanity. Its the very seed of God to whom the word that good seed came it made them Gods,God was so pasionate about this PROMISE that he swore by his very self I have said his words seeds ye are Gods. Being bornagain of an incorruptible seed
  • Alex
    How do we know that Christ is really God the son? Simply b c he sows the very seeds of God in humanity which is the Word th living Word not the written word, the living word is the very seed of God and this seed can only be deposited in our hearts by hearing his voice etc not by reading anything but by HEARING means divine understanding, its gestation in the spritual realm,HE IS THE BRIDEGROOM GBU
  • BSP
    Verse 23 We all have different circumstances in life and can all give different amount of time. Jehovah God wants us to give him our very best and he views us as individuals.
  • Obbie Beal
    note: not food ,clothing, shelter, ..., ..., is on Jesus mind, but T K of Heaven, T K of Heaven, (the place prepared for those Born-Again) is /was mightily on Jesus mind.

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