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Attempting to obey God and follow Jesus Christ our Lord

Parable of the Wheat and Tares

The weeds or "tares" were probably d...

The weeds or “tares” were probably darnel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 13:24-30

King James Version (KJV)

24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

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

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

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2 responses

  1. Basically, we need to water and nurture and tend the wheat in us and in others and ignore the weeds in us and others. For ourselves, we need to repent, which causes the weeds within us to become weak: http://www.lampofthebody.com/42-parable-of-the-wheat-and-the-weeds.html

    October 22, 2013 at 3:52 am

    • That is not quite what the parable means, the wheat is those who accept Jesus as their savior and grow in the knowledge of the word He gives, the weeds are those who do not hear! Thank you for the link and God bless! The harvest will be the time of separation when the tares will be separated from the wheat and discarded.

      October 22, 2013 at 9:54 am