Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMatthew 13:29
- Ye root up the wheat with them (ekrizwshte ama autoiv ton siton).
- Literally, "root out." Easy to do with the roots of wheat and darnel intermingled in the field. So sullegontev is not "gather up," but "gather together," here and verses 28 and 30. Note other compound verbs here, "grow together" (sunauxanestai), "burn up" (katakausai, burn down or completely), "bring together" (sunagete).