Jesus put forth another parable to them.
Jesus: The kingdom of heaven is like a man which sowed good seed in his field:
But while the men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
The servants of the householder: Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? from where then does it have tares?
Householder: An enemy has done this.
The servants: Will you then that we go and gather them up?
Householder: Nay; lest while you gather up the tares, you root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers,
Gather together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
The Tares Explained
Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came to him.
Disciples: Declare to us the parable of the tares of the field.
Jesus: He that sows the good seed is the Son of man;
The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 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; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who has ears to hear, let him hear