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Matthew 13:25 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares also among the wheat, and went away.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and departed.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel amongst the wheat, and went away.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and, while men were sleeping, his enemy came, and sowed over darnel, in among the wheat,—and away he went.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and, while men are sleeping, his enemy came and sowed darnel in the midst of the wheat, and went away,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But while men were asleep, his enemy came and oversowed cockle among the wheat and went his way.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But while men slept, his enemy came & sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And while men slept, came his adversary, and sowed zizania among the wheat, and went.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And while people were asleep, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
while y1722
[1722] Standard
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
men 444
{0444} Prime
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
slept, 2518
{2518} Prime
καθεύδω
katheudo
{kath-yoo'-do}
From G2596 and εὕδω [[heudo]] (to sleep); to lie down to rest, that is, (by implication) to fall asleep (literally or figuratively).
z5721
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
his 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
enemy 2190
{2190} Prime
ἐχθρός
echthros
{ech-thros'}
From a primary word ἔχθω [[echtho]] (to hate); hateful (passively odious, or actively hostile); usually as a noun, an adversary (especially Satan).
came 2064
{2064} Prime
ἔρχομαι
erchomai
{er'-khom-ahee}
Middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred [middle voice] word, ἐλεύθομαι [[eleuthomai]], {el-yoo'-thom-ahee}; or [active] ἔλθω [[eltho]], {el'-tho}; which do not otherwise occur); to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
sowed 4687
{4687} Prime
σπείρω
speiro
{spi'-ro}
Probably strengthened from G4685 (through the idea of extending); to scatter, that is, sow (literally or figuratively).
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
tares 2215
{2215} Prime
ζιζάνιον
zizanion
{dziz-an'-ee-on}
Of uncertain origin; darnel or false grain.
among 303
{0303} Prime
ἀνά
ana
{an-ah'}
A primary preposition and adverb; properly up; but (by extension) used (distributively) severally, or (locally) at (etc.).
3319
{3319} Prime
μέσος
mesos
{mes'-os}
From G3326; middle (as adjective or [neuter] noun).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
wheat, 4621
{4621} Prime
σῖτος
sitos
{see'-tos}
σῖτα [[sita]], {see'-tah}; is the plural irregular neuter of the first form. Of uncertain derivation; grain, especially wheat.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
went his way. 565
{0565} Prime
ἀπέρχομαι
aperchomai
{ap-erkh'-om-ahee}
From G0575 and G2064; to go off (that is, depart), aside (that is, apart) or behind (that is, follow), literally or figuratively.
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 13:25

_ _ But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way — (See on Matthew 13:38, Matthew 13:39).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 13:24-43.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
men:

Matthew 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
Isaiah 56:9-10 All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, [yea], all ye beasts in the forest. ... His watchmen [are] blind: they are all ignorant, they [are] all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
Acts 20:30-31 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. ... Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
Galatians 2:4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:
2 Timothy 4:3-5 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; ... But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble [you], and thereby many be defiled;
2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

enemy:

Matthew 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. ... Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Revelation 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by [the means of] those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

tares:

Matthew 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked [one];
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Is 56:9. Mt 13:38, 39; 25:5. Ac 20:30. 2Co 11:13. Ga 2:4. 2Ti 4:3. He 12:15. 1P 5:8. 2P 2:1. Rv 2:20; 12:9; 13:14.

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