Matt. 13:25 KJV (With Strong’s)

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But
de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
while
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
men
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
anthropos (Greek #444)
man-faced, i.e. a human being
KJV usage: certain, man.
Pronounce: anth'-ro-pos
Origin: from 435 and ὤψ (the countenance; from 3700)
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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
slept
katheudo (Greek #2518)
to lie down to rest, i.e. (by implication) to fall asleep (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: (be a-)sleep.
Pronounce: kath-yoo'-do
Origin: from 2596 and εὕδω (to sleep)
, his
autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)
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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
enemy
echthros (Greek #2190)
hateful (passively, odious, or actively, hostile); usually as a noun, an adversary (especially Satan)
KJV usage: enemy, foe.
Pronounce: ech-thros'
Origin: from a primary ἔχθω (to hate)
came
erchomai (Greek #2064)
middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred (middle voice) ἐλεύθομαι (el-yoo'-thom-ahee), or (active) ἔλθω (el'-tho), which do not otherwise occur) to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively)
KJV usage: accompany, appear, bring, come, enter, fall out, go, grow, X light, X next, pass, resort, be set.
Pronounce: er'-khom-ahee
and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
sowed
speiro (Greek #4687)
to scatter, i.e. sow (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: sow(- er), receive seed.
Pronounce: spi'-ro
Origin: probably strengthened from 4685 (through the idea of extending)
tares
zizanion (Greek #2215)
darnel or false grain
KJV usage: tares.
Pronounce: dziz-an'-ee-on
Origin: of uncertain origin
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ana (Greek #303)
properly, up; but (by extension) used (distributively) severally, or (locally) at (etc.)
KJV usage: and, apiece, by, each, every (man), in, through. In compounds (as a prefix) it often means (by implication) repetition, intensity, reversal, etc.
Pronounce: an-ah'
Origin: a primary preposition and adverb
among
mesos (Greek #3319)
middle (as an adjective or (neuter) noun)
KJV usage: among, X before them, between, + forth, mid(-day, -night), midst, way.
Pronounce: mes'-os
Origin: from 3326
the wheat
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
sitos (Greek #4621)
grain, especially wheat
KJV usage: corn, wheat.
Pronounce: see'-tos
Origin: σῖτα (see'-tah) of uncertain derivation
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
went his way
aperchomai (Greek #565)
to go off (i.e. depart), aside (i.e. apart) or behind (i.e. follow), literally or figuratively
KJV usage: come, depart, go (aside, away, back, out, ... ways), pass away, be past.
Pronounce: ap-erkh'-om-ahee
Origin: from 575 and 2064
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Ministry on This Verse

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men.
Matt. 25:5• 5Now the bridegroom tarrying, they all grew heavy and slept. (Matt. 25:5)
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Isa. 56:9‑10• 9All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, all ye beasts in the forest.
10His watchmen are all of them blind, they are without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs that cannot bark, dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber:
(Isa. 56:9‑10)
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Acts 20:30‑31• 30and from among your own selves shall rise up men speaking perverted things to draw away the disciples after them.
31Wherefore watch, remembering that for three years, night and day, I ceased not admonishing each one of you with tears.
(Acts 20:30‑31)
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Gal. 2:4• 4and it was on account of the false brethren brought in surreptitiously, who came in surreptitiously to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage; (Gal. 2:4)
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2 Tim. 4:3‑5• 3For the time shall be when they will not bear sound teaching; but according to their own lusts will heap up to themselves teachers, having an itching ear;
4and they will turn away their ear from the truth, and will have turned aside to fables.
5But *thou*, be sober in all things, bear evils, do the work of an evangelist, fill up the full measure of thy ministry.
(2 Tim. 4:3‑5)
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Heb. 12:15• 15watching lest there be any one who lacks the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and many be defiled by it; (Heb. 12:15)
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2 Peter 2:1• 1But there were false prophets also among the people, as there shall be also among you false teachers, who shall bring in by the bye destructive heresies, and deny the master that bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction; (2 Peter 2:1)
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Rev. 2:20• 20But I have against thee that thou permittest the woman Jezebel, she who calls herself prophetess, and she teaches and leads astray my servants to commit fornication and eat of idol sacrifices. (Rev. 2:20)
enemy.
tares.
 There are two things necessary for the inroad of evil among Christians. The first is, the unwatchfulness of the Christians themselves. They get into a careless state, they sleep; and the enemy comes and sows tares. (Remarks on Matthew 13:1-30 by W. Kelly)
 No matter what the work of God is, Satan is always close upon its heels. (Remarks on Matthew 13:1-30 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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

JND Translation Notes

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A useless weed resembling wheat.

W. Kelly Translation

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but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed darnela amongst the wheat, and went away.1

WK Translation Notes

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The word beyond doubt means "darnel," which is in Latin "lolium," or "temulentum" because of its deleterious properties. The "tare" or vetch is far from being a noxious weed, a leguminous grain wholesome in itself and useful to the agriculturist in spring and winter for feeding his cattle.

Full Notes

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darnel: [Q. — Matt. 13:25. What is the true force of the word (ζιζάωια) translated "tares" in the A. & R. Versions? Is there any ground for the strange notion, among many of old to our day, that the noxious weed intended is degenerate wheat? QUERIST.]
A. — The word beyond doubt means "darnel," which is in Latin "lolium," or "I. temulentum" because of its deleterious properties. The "tare" or vetch is in Latin "vicia," and, far from being a noxious weed, a leguminous grain wholesome in itself and useful to the agriculturist in spring and winter for feeding his cattle. There is no more ground in natural science to confound tares with darnel than there is in philology. The things are as distinct as the terms. Nor is there the smallest evidence, since man began to observe, that wheat ever degenerated into either. It is a mere and baseless fancy. Yet so farmers talked and fathers wrote, to say nothing of natural philosophers like Pliny of old, and grave divines, as Dr. J. Lightfoot down to Abp. Trench, who goes so far as to treat as a Manichean error that wheat and tares (or rather darnel) are different in kind, and their spiritual counterparts incapable of passing from the one into the other! As his assumption is not the fact in natural history, so it is a mistake doctrinally to deduce from our Lord’s words that the sons of the kingdom and those of the evil one are interchangeable. They are viewed as the results of the respective sowings. It is still more palpably the error of ancients and moderns to overlook our Lord’s interpretation of "the field" as "the world." To regard it as "the church" opens the door to confusion and evil without end, as every Christian ought to see. (Bible Treasury N3:159)

WK Verse Note

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(Note: Words in italics have been inserted from the J. N. Darby translation where the W. Kelly translation doesn’t exist.)