Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 he was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed also darnel (weeds resembling wheat) among the wheat, and went on his way.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among 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 He presented another parable to them: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while people were sleeping, his enemy came, sowed weeds among the wheat, and left. 26 When the plants sprouted and produced grain, then the weeds also appeared.


Cross References

Isaiah 56:9-10

All you animals of the field and forest,
come and eat!

Matthew 13:39

and the enemy who sowed them is the Devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.

Matthew 25:5

Since the groom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

Acts 20:30-31

And men will rise up from your own number with deviant doctrines to lure the disciples into following them.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

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

Galatians 2:4

This issue arose because of false brothers smuggled in, who came in secretly to spy on the freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, in order to enslave us.

2 Timothy 4:3-5

For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will multiply teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new.

Hebrews 12:15

Make sure that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing trouble and by it, defiling many.

1 Peter 5:8

Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.

2 Peter 2:1

But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves.

Revelation 2:20

But I have this against you: You tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and teaches and deceives My slaves to commit sexual immorality and to eat meat sacrificed to idols.

Revelation 12:9

So the great dragon was thrown out—the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the one who deceives the whole world. He was thrown to earth, and his angels with him.

Revelation 13:14

He deceives those who live on the earth because of the signs that he is permitted to perform on behalf of the beast, telling those who live on the earth to make an image of the beast who had the sword wound and yet lived.

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