4540 weeds

4540 weeds

Uncultivated plants or shrubs, growing wild, often among cultivated crops or plants. Jesus Christ used the image of weeds in some of his parables to illustrate sin and worldliness.

The presence of weeds indicates desolation and neglect

Zep 2:9 See also Pr 24:30-34; Isa 5:3-6; Isa 7:18-25; Isa 32:11-15; Isa 34:8-14; Isa 55:13; Hos 9:5-6

Weeds are worthless

Isa 7:23 See also Mic 7:4; Lk 6:44

Weeds were a serious problem for the farmer

Hos 10:4 See also Job 31:38-40; Mt 13:24-30

Some varieties of weed were painful to the touch

Nu 33:55 See also Jos 23:9-13; Jdg 2:1-3; 2Sa 23:6-7; Eze 2:3-6; Eze 28:20-24

Weeds were destroyed by burning

Isa 27:4 See also Ex 22:6; Isa 9:18-19; Isa 10:16-17

Weeds in Jesus Christ’s parables

The parable of the sower and its explanation: Mt 13:3-8 pp Mk 4:3-8 pp Lk 8:5-8; Mt 13:18-23 pp Mk 4:13-20 pp Lk 8:11-15 The parable of the weeds and its explanation: Mt 13:24-30,36-43

See also

2357Christ, parables
4240garden, natural
4402plants
4406agriculture
4422brier
4468horticulture
4520thorns

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