Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.

King James Version

But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

Holman Bible

But while people were sleeping, his enemy came, sowed weeds among the wheat, and left.

International Standard Version

While people were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away.

A Conservative Version

But while the men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares in the midst the wheat, and went away.

American Standard Version

but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares also among the wheat, and went away.

Amplified

But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds [resembling wheat] among the wheat, and went away.

An Understandable Version

but while his workers were asleep his enemy came and scattered weed seeds throughout his wheat field and then left.

Anderson New Testament

But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.

Bible in Basic English

But while men were sleeping, one who had hate for him came and put evil seeds among the grain, and went away.

Common New Testament

but while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but while the people slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

Darby Translation

but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel amongst the wheat, and went away.

Godbey New Testament

And while the men slept, an enemy came, and sowed tares in the midst of the wheat, and departed.

Goodspeed New Testament

but while people were asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.

John Wesley New Testament

But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel amidst the wheat, and went away.

Julia Smith Translation

And in men's sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares in the midst of the wheat, and went away.

King James 2000

But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But while his people were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed darnel in the midst of the wheat and went away.

Modern King James verseion

But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel among the wheat and went his way.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But while men slept, there came his foe, and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

Moffatt New Testament

but while men slept his enemy came and resowed weeds among the wheat and then went away.

Montgomery New Testament

"but while men were asleep his enemy came and sowed tares among his wheat and went away.

NET Bible

But while everyone was sleeping, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away.

New Heart English Bible

but while people slept, his enemy came and sowed tares also among the wheat, and went away.

Noyes New Testament

But while men slept, his enemy came, and sowed tares among the wheat; and went away.

Sawyer New Testament

and while the men slept, his enemy came and sowed poisonous darnel in the midst of the wheat, and went away.

The Emphasized Bible

and, while men were sleeping, his enemy came, and sowed over darnel, in among the wheat, - and away he went.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and while the men were asleep, his enemy came and sowed zizane among the wheat, and departed.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But, while every one was asleep, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and then went away.

Webster

But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and departed.

Weymouth New Testament

but during the night his enemy comes, and over the first seed he sows darnel among the wheat, and goes away.

Williams New Testament

But while the world was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed wild wheat seed in the midst of the good seed, and went away.

World English Bible

but while people slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel weeds also among the wheat, and went away.

Worrell New Testament

and, while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares in the midst of the wheat, and went away.

Worsley New Testament

but while men were asleep, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.

Youngs Literal Translation

and, while men are sleeping, his enemy came and sowed darnel in the midst of the wheat, and went away,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

men
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

καθεύδω 
Katheudo 
Usage: 11

his

Usage: 0

ἐχθρός 
Echthros 
Usage: 18

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

σπείρω 
Speiro 
Usage: 15

ζιζάνιον 
Zizanion 
Usage: 1

μέσος 
mesos 
Usage: 48

the wheat
σῖτος 
Sitos 
Usage: 7

References

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Weeds Among The Wheat

24 Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away. 26 But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also.


Cross References

Isaiah 56:9-10

All you beasts of the field,
All you beasts in the forest,
Come to eat.

Matthew 13:39

and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels.

Matthew 25:5

Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep.

Acts 20:30-31

and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

Galatians 2:4

But it was because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage.

2 Timothy 4:3-5

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,

Hebrews 12:15

See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;

1 Peter 5:8

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

2 Peter 2:1

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.

Revelation 2:20

But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.

Revelation 12:9

And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Revelation 13:14

And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who *had the wound of the sword and has come to life.

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