Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, "1The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
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"But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.
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"But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also.
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"The slaves of the landowner came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?'
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"And he said to them, 'An enemy has done this!' The slaves said to him, 'Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?'
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"But he said, 'No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them.
'Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, "First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but 2gather the wheat into my barn."' "
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