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

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

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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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