Matthew 13:29

But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 13:29

But he said, Nay: lest while yee gather vp the tares, ye root vp also the wheat with them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But he *said, 'No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he saith, Nay; lest haply while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he says, No, for fear that by chance while you take up the evil plants, you may be rooting up the grain with them.
- Basic English Bible

But he said, No; lest [in] gathering the darnel ye should root up the wheat with it.
- Darby Bible

But he said, No; lest while ye gather the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
- Webster's Bible

`No,' he replied, `for fear that while collecting the darnel you should at the same time root up the wheat with it.
- Weymouth Bible

But he said, 'No, lest perhaps while you gather up the darnel weeds, you root up the wheat with them.
- World English Bible

And he seide, Nay, lest perauenture ye in gaderynge taris drawen vp with hem the whete bi the roote.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And he said, No, lest -- gathering up the darnel -- ye root up with it the wheat,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 13:29

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 13:29


13:27 Didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? Whence then hath it darnel? - Not from the parent of good. Even the heathen could say, No evil can from thee proceed: 'Tis only suffer'd, not decreed: As darkness is not from the sun, Nor mount the shades, till he is gone.

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.

13:31 He proposed to them another parable - The former parables relate chiefly to unfruitful hearers; these that follow, to those who bear good fruit. The kingdom of heaven - Both the Gospel dispensation, and the inward kingdom. #Mark 4:30|; Luke 13:18.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 13:29


Mt 13:29 Nay; lest . . . ye root up also the wheat with them. The roots of the wheat and tares were often so intertwined that one could not be pulled up without the other.

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