Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
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.
And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Related Topics and Bible Verses
the bearded darnel, mentioned only in Matt. 13:25-30. It is the
Lolium temulentum, a species of rye-grass, the seeds of which
are a strong soporific poison. It bears the closest resemblance
to wheat till the ear appears, and only then the difference is
discovered. It grows plentifully in Syria and Israel.
occurs only in Job 31:40 (marg., "noisome weeds"), where it is
the rendering of a Hebrew word (b'oshah) which means
"offensive," "having a bad smell," referring to some weed
perhaps which has an unpleasant odour. Or it may be regarded as
simply any noisome weed, such as the "tares" or darnel of Matt.
13:30. In Isa. 5:2, 4 the plural form is rendered "wild grapes."