2. The Establishment of the Kingdom and Its False Constituents
24 Another parable He set before them, saying, The 1akingdom of the heavens has become like a bman sowing good cseed in his cfield.
25 But while the 1men slept, his aenemy came and sowed 2btares in the midst of the 3wheat and went away.
26 And when the blade sprouted and produced fruit, then the tares appeared also.
27 And the slaves of the master of the house came and said to him, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where then did the tares come from?
28 And he said to them, An enemy has done this. And the slaves said to him, Do you want us then to go and 1collect them?
29 But he said, No, lest while 1collecting the tares, you uproot the wheat along with them.
30 Let both 1grow together until the aharvest, and at the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, bCollect first the tares and bind them into bundles to cburn them up, but the dwheat gather into my barn.