The Parable of the Tares - the Enemy Sows Bad Seed Among the Wheat

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“Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man that sowed good seed in his field: but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares also among the wheat, and went away.” Matthew 13:24-25 ASV

Illustration of a man and his servants sleeping under a tree after having sown a field with good wheat. The man’s enemy walks through the field (left) and tosses bad seed, tares, in with the wheat. An axe, a pitcher, and a bag of seed is sitting in the foreground.


Right Rev. Richard Gilmour, D.D. Bible History: Containing the Most Remarkable Events of the Old and New Testaments, with a Compendium of Church History (New York, NEW YORK (NY): Benziger Brothers, 1904) 161


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