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A Harmony of the Gospels for Students of the Life

Explain unto us the parable of 37 the tares of the field

[Footnote 1: Gr. _As unto_.]

(e) Parable of the Leaven and many such Parables

Mark 4:33-34 |Matt. 13:33-35 | |33 Another parable spake he unto | them; The kingdom of heaven is | like unto leaven, which a woman | took, and hid in three | [1]measures of meal, till it | was all leavened. 33 And with many[a] such |34 All these things spake Jesus parables spake he the word unto| in parables unto the multitudes; them, as they were able to hear| and without[a] a parable spake 34 it: and without a parable spake|35 he nothing unto them: that it he not unto them: but privately| might be fulfilled which was to his disciples he expounded | spoken [2]by the prophet, all things. | saying, | I will open my mouth in | parables; | I will utter things hidden | from the foundation [3]of | the world [_see Ps. 78:2_].

[Footnote 1:

The word in the Greek denotes the Hebrew seah, a measure containing nearly a peck and a half.]

[Footnote 2: Or, _through_.]

[Footnote 3: Many ancient authorities omit _of the world_.]

[Footnote a: Note the expression. Matthew gives nine in Chapter 13 and Mark another. There may have been still others on this day.]

_2. To the Disciples in the House_

(a) Explanation of the Parable of the Tares

Matt. 13:36-43

36 Then he left the multitudes, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Explain unto us the parable of 37 the tares of the field. And he answered and said, He that soweth 38 the good seed is the Son of man; and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares 39 are the sons of the evil _one_; and the enemy that sowed them is the devil: and the harvest is [1]the end of the world; and the 40 reapers are angels. As therefore the tares are gathered up and 41 burned with fire; so shall it be in [1]the end of the world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do 42 iniquity, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there 43 shall be the weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father [_see Dan. 12:3_]. He that hath ears, let him hear.

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