Matthew 13:27
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New International Version
"The owner's servants came to him and said, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?'

New Living Translation
"The farmer's workers went to him and said, 'Sir, the field where you planted that good seed is full of weeds! Where did they come from?'

English Standard Version
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?’

Berean Study Bible
The owner's servants came to him and said, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?'

Berean Literal Bible
And the servants, having approached the master of the house, said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?'

New American Standard Bible
"The slaves of the landowner came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?'

King James Bible
So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The landowner's slaves came to him and said, Master, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Then where did the weeds come from?'

International Standard Version
"The owner's servants came and asked him, 'Master, you sowed good seed in your field, didn't you? Then where did these weeds come from?'

NET Bible
So the slaves of the owner came and said to him, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Then where did the weeds come from?'

New Heart English Bible
So the servants of the householder came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where did these tares come from?'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the servants of the Lord of the house approached and said to him, 'Our Lord, did you not sow good seed in your field? From where are the tares in it?'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The owner's workers came to him and asked, 'Sir, didn't you plant good seed in your field? Where did the weeds come from?'

New American Standard 1977
“And the slaves of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’

Jubilee Bible 2000
So the slaves of the husband of the house came and said unto him, Lord, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? From where then does it have tares?

King James 2000 Bible
So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? from where then has it tares?

American King James Version
So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, did not you sow good seed in your field? from where then has it tares?

American Standard Version
And the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it tares?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the servants of the goodman of the house coming said to him: Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it cockle?

Darby Bible Translation
And the bondmen of the householder came up and said to him, Sir, hast thou not sown good seed in thy field? whence then has it darnel?

English Revised Version
And the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it tares?

Webster's Bible Translation
So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

Weymouth New Testament
"So the farmer's men come and ask him, "'Sir, was it not good seed that you sowed on your land? Where then does the darnel come from?'

World English Bible
The servants of the householder came and said to him, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where did this darnel come from?'

Young's Literal Translation
'And the servants of the householder, having come near, said to him, Sir, good seed didst thou not sow in thy field? whence then hath it the darnel?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:24-30, 36-43 This parable represents the present and future state of the gospel church; Christ's care of it, the devil's enmity against it, the mixture there is in it of good and bad in this world, and the separation between them in the other world. So prone is fallen man to sin, that if the enemy sow the tares, he may go his way, they will spring up, and do hurt; whereas, when good seed is sown, it must be tended, watered, and fenced. The servants complained to their master; Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? No doubt he did; whatever is amiss in the church, we are sure it is not from Christ. Though gross transgressors, and such as openly oppose the gospel, ought to be separated from the society of the faithful, yet no human skill can make an exact separation. Those who oppose must not be cut off, but instructed, and that with meekness. And though good and bad are together in this world, yet at the great day they shall be parted; then the righteous and the wicked shall be plainly known; here sometimes it is hard to distinguish between them. Let us, knowing the terrors of the Lord, not do iniquity. At death, believers shall shine forth to themselves; at the great day they shall shine forth before all the world. They shall shine by reflection, with light borrowed from the Fountain of light. Their sanctification will be made perfect, and their justification published. May we be found of that happy number.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Weeds
26When the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the weeds also appeared. 27The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ 28‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. So the servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’…
Cross References
Matthew 13:25
But while everyone was asleep, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and slipped away.

Matthew 13:26
When the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the weeds also appeared.

Matthew 13:28
An enemy did this,' he replied. So the servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?'

Matthew 20:1
For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.
Treasury of Scripture

So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, did not you sow good seed in your field? from where then has it tares?

the servants.

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1 Corinthians 12:28,29 And God has set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, …

1 Corinthians 16:10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: …

2 Corinthians 5:18-20 And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus …

2 Corinthians 6:1,4 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you …

Ephesians 4:11,12 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; …

whence.

Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brothers, mark them which cause divisions and …

1 Corinthians 1:11-13 For it has been declared to me of you, my brothers, by them which …

1 Corinthians 15:12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some …

Galatians 3:1-3 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey …

James 3:15,16 This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish…

James 4:4 You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship …

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