The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares

Scripture: Matthew 13:36-43

In this video about Jesus, he is giving the meaning of the parable of the wheat and the tares (Matthew 13:36-43). However, a few verses before in Matthew 13:25-30, Jesus gives the actual parable of the wheat and the tares.

First let’s talk about the actual parable in. So, while a man slept, his enemy came and planted tares (weeds) in his field of wheat. When his workers/reapers found out that tares had been planted, they came to the owner of the field and told him that tares had been planted in the field. They asked if they should pull out the tares. The wise owner said, if you pull out the tares, you will also end up pulling out the wheat and both will be lost. However, if you wait until both are fully grown, at harvest time, we can separate the wheat from the tares and burn the tares and put the wheat into the barn. The video and the paragraph below show the interpretation of the parable. You can also test your knowledge on the New Testament stories and many other topics by taking our Bible Quizzes.

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In Matthew 13:36-43 is the interpretation of the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares give by Jesus. He said that the man who originally planted the good seeds is Himself (Jesus). The field represents the world and the good seed are the good people of the earth. The enemy who planted the tares is the devil, and the harvesters are the angels. The reason that the tares (wicked people of the earth) can’t be destroyed leaving only good upon the earth is because there must be opposition in all things (2 Nephi 2:11). If the good didn’t have to be strong in the face of evil, they would never grow to their full potential.

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