The Tares Explained

36 Then He left the crowds and went into (A)the house. And His disciples came to Him and said, “(B)Explain to us the parable of the [a]tares of the field.” 37 And He said, “The one who sows the good seed is (C)the Son of Man, 38 and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are (D)the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are (E)the sons of (F)the evil one; 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is (G)the [b]end of the age; and the reapers are angels. 40 So just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at (H)the [c]end of the age. 41 (I)The Son of Man (J)will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom [d]all (K)stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, 42 and (L)will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place (M)there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 (N)Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. (O)He who has ears, [e]let him hear.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 13:36 Or darnel, a weed resembling wheat
  2. Matthew 13:39 Or consummation
  3. Matthew 13:40 Or consummation
  4. Matthew 13:41 Or everything that is offensive
  5. Matthew 13:43 Or hear! Or listen!

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