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and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 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? 28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt
thou then that we go and gather them up? 29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30 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.
* See Vol. Ministry,
Matt. xiii. 31-35. 31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying,
The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustardseed, which a man took and sowed in his field:
32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds:
but, when it is
it is the greatest among herbs,
and becometh a tree,
so that the birds of the air come and lodge
in the branches thereof.
33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven
is like unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till the whole was leavened.
34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables *;
*See Study of the Gospel, p. 112.