THE PARABLE OF THE WHEAT AND TARES

[and its Allegorical Interpretation in Matthew 13]

 

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Matt 13:24-30

 

 

 

Thom 57

24. He put before them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field;

25. but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away.


26. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well.
27. And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, 'Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?'
28. He answered, 'An enemy has done this.' The slaves said to him, 'Then do you want us to go and gather them?'


29. But he replied, 'No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them.


30. Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.'"

 

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THE INTERPRETATION OF THE PARABLE: MATT 13:36-50

 

36. Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field."
37. He answered, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man;
38. the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one,
39. and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels.
40. Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age.
41. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers,
42. and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
43. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!
44. "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
45. "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls;
46. on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
47. "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind;
48. when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad.
49. So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous
50. and throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


 

 

Jesus said:

57.1  "The kingdom of the Father is like a man who had (good) seed.

57.2  His enemy came by night. He sowed darnel among the good seed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

57.3  The man did not allow (the servants) to pull up the darnel. He said to them: 'Lest you go to pull up the darnel (and then) pull up the wheat along with it.


57.4  For on the day of the harvest the darnel will be apparent and it will be pulled up (and) burned.'"

 

 

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