Chapter 34



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(Mat 13:24-30)  Another parable put he forth unto them [the multitude], saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed [wheat] in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares [darnel or false grain] among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade [stalk, stem] was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So 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? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up [pull them out]? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye 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 ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn [a type of the OT Tabernacle, NT Temple; also the OT ark, NT ship].

1.      good = Gk: beautiful, but chiefly (fig.) good (lit. or mor.), i.e. valuable or virtuous: honest, worthy.

(Mat 13:34,35)  All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world [for those who have ears to hear].


(Mat 13:36-39)  Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples [learners, pupils /// understand] came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said unto them, He that soweth 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.

1.      He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man

2.      The field is the world [kosmos: orderly arrangement (“cosmos” universe)].  

            a.    (Mark 16:15)  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world [kosmos], and preach the gospel to every creature [vs. to every man].

3.      the good seed are the children of the kingdom

4.      the tares are the children of the wicked one

5.      The enemy that sowed them is the devil

6.      the harvest is the end of the world [aion; an age;  by impl. this world].

7.      the reapers are the angels


(Mat 13:40-43)  As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world [aion]. 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 [to be resplendent (splendid) /// to beam, i.e. radiate brilliancy: give light, shine] as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

1.      offend = Gk: skandalon ("scandal"); a trap-stick (bent sapling), i.e. snare (fig. cause of displeasure or sin):--occasion to fall (of stumbling), offence, thing that offends, stumbling-block.

2.      iniquity = Gk: illegality, i.e. violation of law or (gen.) wickedness:--iniquity, X transgress (-ion of) the law, unrighteousness [sin]. 


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