25"But while his men were sleeping, his enemycame and sowedataresamong the wheat, and wentaway.26"But when the bwheatsprouted and boregrain, then the taresbecameevidentalso.27"The slaves of the landownercame and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sowgoodseed in your field? cHowthen does it havetares?'28"And he said to them, 'An denemy has donethis!' The slavessaid to him, 'Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?'29"But he said, 'No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them.30'Allowboth to growtogetheruntil the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, "Firstgather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but 1gather the wheat into my barn."' "
He presentedanotherparable to them, saying, "2The kingdom of heaven is like3a mustardseed, which a mantook and sowed in his field;32and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is fullgrown, it is larger than the gardenplants and becomes a tree, so that 4THE BIRDS OF THE eAIRcome and NEST IN ITS BRANCHES."
He spokeanotherparable to them, "5The kingdom of heaven is likeleaven, which a womantook and hid in 6threefpecks of flouruntil it was allleavened."34AllthesethingsJesusspoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them 7without a parable.
This was to fulfillwhat was spokenthrough the prophet: "8I WILL OPEN MY MOUTH IN PARABLES; I WILL UTTERTHINGSHIDDENSINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD."