Matthew 13:29
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New International Version
"'No,' he answered, 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them.

New Living Translation
"'No,' he replied, 'you'll uproot the wheat if you do.

English Standard Version
But he said, ‘No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them.

Berean Study Bible
No,' he said, 'if you pull the weeds now, you might uproot the wheat with them.

Berean Literal Bible
And he said, 'No, lest gathering the weeds, you would uproot the wheat with them.

New American Standard Bible
"But he said, 'No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them.

King James Bible
But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"No,' he said. When you gather up the weeds, you might also uproot the wheat with them.

International Standard Version
"He said, 'No! If you pull out the weeds, you might pull out the wheat with them.

NET Bible
But he said, 'No, since in gathering the weeds you may uproot the wheat with them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he said to them, 'When you collect the tares, would you not uproot the wheat with them?'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"He replied, 'No. If you pull out the weeds, you may pull out the wheat with them.

New American Standard 1977
“But he said, ‘No; lest while you are gathering up the tares, you may root up the wheat with them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he said, No, lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

King James 2000 Bible
But he said, Nay; lest while you gather up the tares, you root up also the wheat with them.

American King James Version
But he said, No; lest while you gather up the tares, you root up also the wheat with them.

American Standard Version
But he saith, Nay; lest haply while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: No, lest perhaps gathering up the cockle, you root up the wheat also together with it.

Darby Bible Translation
But he said, No; lest [in] gathering the darnel ye should root up the wheat with it.

English Revised Version
But he saith, Nay; lest haply while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he said, No; lest while ye gather the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

Weymouth New Testament
"'No,' he replied, 'for fear that while collecting the darnel you should at the same time root up the wheat with it.

World English Bible
"But he said, 'No, lest perhaps while you gather up the darnel weeds, you root up the wheat with them.

Young's Literal Translation
'And he said, No, lest -- gathering up the darnel -- ye root up with it the wheat,
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
28‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. So the servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ 29‘No, he said, ‘if you pull the weeds now, you might uproot the wheat with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest. At the proper time I will tell the harvesters, “First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat into my barn.”’”…
Cross References
Matthew 13:25
But while everyone was asleep, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and slipped away.

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 13:30
Let both grow together until the harvest. At the proper time I will tell the harvesters, "First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat into my barn."'"
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