13:24 He presented them with another parable: 1 “The kingdom of heaven is like a person who sowed good seed in his field. 13:25 But while everyone was sleeping, an enemy came and sowed weeds 2 among the wheat and went away. 13:26 When 3 the plants sprouted and bore grain, then the weeds also appeared.
1 tn Grk “He set before them another parable, saying.” The participle λέγων (legwn) is redundant and has not been translated.
2 tn Grk “sowed darnel.” The Greek term ζιζάνιον (zizanion) refers to an especially undesirable weed that looks like wheat but has poisonous seeds (L&N 3.30).
3 tn Here δέ (de) has not been translated.