Parables of the tares Part I (Matthew 13:24-30) | back
24Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: A little deeper teaching in parable. The field represents the world. Note: (Seed here now changes to "Sperma" Strong's #4687 in the Greek, male sperm, offspring).
25But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. The enemy being Satan and his band of followers.
26But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. Mixed in real good, but you can tell them by their fruit.
27So 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? You better be on guard or the enemy will take advantage of you if you allow it; especially if you are starting a ministry.
28He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? Should we get rid of them?
29But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. You will damage innocent people. You must be wiser than the serpent!
30Let 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. Leave them alone till the harvest and I will take care of them; Almighty God! (We are again speaking of the "Kenites" here who were planted by the seed of Satan).