Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked [one];
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.
But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
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?
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.