Mat 13:24-30 v30 Let both grow together … Gather the weeds first and bind them

Imperative: Mat 13:24-30 v30 Let both grow together … Gather the weeds first and bind them
Context: Mat 13:24 Another parable he put before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field;

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

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

Mat 13:27 And the servants of the householder came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then has it weeds?’

Mat 13:28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’

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

Mat 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.'”

GREEK VERBS:   
30   863 [e]
30   aphete
30   ἄφετε
30   Allow
30   V-AMA-2P
4885 [e]
synauxanesthai
συναυξάνεσθαι
to grow together
V-PNM/P
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,
harvesters
N-DMP
4816 [e]
Syllexate
Συλλέξατε
Gather
V-AMA-2P
4412 [e]
prōton
πρῶτον
first
Adv-S
3588 [e]
ta
τὰ
the
Art-ANP
2215 [e]
zizania
ζιζάνια  ,
weeds
N-ANP
2532 [e]
kai
καὶ
and
Conj
1210 [e]
dēsate
δήσατε
bind
V-AMA-2P
846 [e]
auta
αὐτὰ
them
PPro-AN3P
1519 [e]
eis
εἰς
into
Prep
1197 [e]
desmas
δέσμας
bundles
N-AFP

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1161 [e]
de
δὲ
and
Conj
4621 [e]
siton
σῖτον  ,
[the] wheat
N-AMS
4863 [e]
synagagete
συναγάγετε
gather together
V-AMA-2P
Exegesis:
S.O.W. QUESTIONS
S. What does it say?
O. What does it say that I need to obey?
W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?
DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets your attention?
What human needs or problems relate to the text?
What is it like to have that problem?
What other resources connect to this idea?
What is the solution suggested in the text, if there is one?
What would a camera see if the solution was implemented in my life, in my family’s life, or in my church or community?
What are the steps that I would take on Monday to implement that solution?
CONTEXTUALIZING QUESTIONS 
What does this say to my context as a …
…. person?
… follower of Jesus? 
… to a church? 
… to a community – my neighbors?


RESOURCES
What are the commands of Jesus Christ which we need to obey? In disciple-making, Jesus commanded the following in Matthew 28:20: “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” What are the commands that we are to follow and teach others as identified by Jesus’ use of the imperative mood in the Greek?

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