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 13:25

  • 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
  • Christopher wey. for verse 25
    This book matthew 13:25 teaches us to watch and pray for now man knows when the thief will come at night. The enemies uses night hours to carry out their evil plans. So it is mandatory for the christians to always pray at lease an hour or as the spirit directed at night. If you did not take charge of your environment at night with prayers, then the enemies takes charge and carry out their evil plans. Paul and silas were thrown into the prison in the day time. But they knew they might be killed silently night, so instead of their enemies to take charge night , they took charge and they were set free.
  • Peter Ankeli for verse 25
    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 for verse 25
    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 for verse 25
    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 for verse 25
    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.

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