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Matthew 13:24-33

NLT 24 Here is another story Jesus told: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. NIV 24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. NLT 25 But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, then slipped away. NIV 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. NLT 26 When the crop began to grow and produce grain, the weeds also grew. NIV 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. NLT 27 “The farmer’s workers went to him and said, ‘Sir, the field where you planted that good seed is full of weeds! Where did they come from?’ NIV 27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ NLT 28 “‘An enemy has done this!’ the farmer exclaimed. “‘Should we pull out the weeds?’ they asked. NIV 28 “ ‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ NLT 29 “‘No,’ he replied, ‘you’ll uproot the wheat if you do. NIV 29 “ ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. NLT 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the weeds, tie them into bundles, and burn them, and to put the wheat in the barn.’” NIV 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’ ” NLT 31 Here is another illustration Jesus used: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. NIV 31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. NLT 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.” NIV 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” NLT 33 Jesus also used this illustration: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.” NIV 33 He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty poundsof flour until it worked all through the dough.”