The parable says that during the final judgment, the angels will separate the “sons of the evil one” (the tares or weeds) from the “sons of the kingdom” (the wheat). It follows the Parable of the Sower, and precedes the Parable of the Mustard Seed.
Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.
Subversive Kingdom: The Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds … surprise us that many of His parables use metaphors related to farming. … the parable of the wheat and the tares has been frequently quoted, misquoted
Jesus’ teaching in parables is in fulfillment of scriptural prophecy. The parable of the weeds among the wheat sees the kingdom of heaven to be like a farmer who sows good seed and then is surprised to find it also contains weeds. The farmer could choose to wall off the unproductive areas of his land and leave them untilled. Instead … Between these two parables is the parable of the wheat and the tares. … The translation “weeds” is not strong enough.
“Look! I am with you all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.”
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