Matthew 13:28

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 (KJV)

Other Translations

He said vnto them, An enemy hath done this. The seruants said vnto him, Wilt thou then that we goe and gather them vp?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.

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