Matthew 13:25
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English Standard Version
but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
But while men were asleep, his enemy came and oversowed cockle among the wheat and went his way.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Matthew 13:25 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Sowed (ἐπέσπειρεν)

The preposition ἐπί, upon, indicates sowing over what was previously sown. Rev., "sowed also."

Matthew 13:25 Parallel Commentaries

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men.

Matthew 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

Isaiah 56:9,10 All you beasts of the field, come to devour, yes, all you beasts in the forest...

Acts 20:30,31 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them...

Galatians 2:4 And that because of false brothers unawares brought in, who came in privately to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus...

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...

Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you...

2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you...

Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against you, because you suffer that woman Jezebel, which calls herself a prophetess...

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...

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks 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 deceives the whole world...

Revelation 13:14 And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast...

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;

Cross References
Matthew 13:24
He put another parable before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field,

Matthew 13:26
So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also.

Matthew 13:27
And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, 'Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?'

Matthew 13:29
But he said, 'No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them.

Matthew 13:30
Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, "Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn."'"

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