Matthew 13:38
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New International Version
The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one,

New Living Translation
The field is the world, and the good seed represents the people of the Kingdom. The weeds are the people who belong to the evil one.

English Standard Version
The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one,

Berean Study Bible
The field is the world, and the good seed represents the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one,

Berean Literal Bible
and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the weeds are the sons of the evil one;

New American Standard Bible
and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one;

King James Bible
The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the field is the world; and the good seed--these are the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one,

International Standard Version
while the field is the world. The good seed are those who belong to the kingdom, while the weeds are those who belong to the evil one.

NET Bible
The field is the world and the good seed are the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one,

New Heart English Bible
and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the Kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The field is the world but the good seed is the children of the Kingdom and the tares are the children of The Evil One.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The field is the world. The good seeds are those who belong to the kingdom. The weeds are those who belong to the evil one.

New American Standard 1977
and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one;

Jubilee Bible 2000
the field is the world; the good seed are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked;

King James 2000 Bible
The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

American King James Version
The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

American Standard Version
and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one ;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the field, is the world. And the good seed are the children of the kingdom. And the cockle, are the children of the wicked one.

Darby Bible Translation
and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom, but the darnel are the sons of the evil [one];

English Revised Version
and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one;

Webster's Bible Translation
The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

Weymouth New Testament
the field is the world; the good seed--these are the sons of the Kingdom; the darnel, the sons of the Evil one.

World English Bible
the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the children of the Kingdom; and the darnel weeds are the children of the evil one.

Young's Literal Translation
and the field is the world, and the good seed, these are the sons of the reign, and the darnel are the sons of the evil one,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:31-35 The scope of the parable of the seed sown, is to show that the beginnings of the gospel would be small, but its latter end would greatly increase; in this way the work of grace in the heart, the kingdom of God within us, would be carried on. In the soul where grace truly is, it will grow really; though perhaps at first not to be discerned, it will at last come to great strength and usefulness. The preaching of the gospel works like leaven in the hearts of those who receive it. The leaven works certainly, so does the word, yet gradually. It works silently, and without being seen, Mr 4:26-29, yet strongly; without noise, for so is the way of the Spirit, but without fail. Thus it was in the world. The apostles, by preaching the gospel, hid a handful of leaven in the great mass of mankind. It was made powerful by the Spirit of the Lord of hosts, who works, and none can hinder. Thus it is in the heart. When the gospel comes into the soul, it works a thorough change; it spreads itself into all the powers and faculties of the soul, and alters the property even of the members of the body, Ro 6:13. From these parables we are taught to expect a gradual progress; therefore let us inquire, Are we growing in grace? and in holy principles and habits?
Study Bible
The Parable of the Weeds Explained
37He replied, “The One who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38The field is the world, and the good seed represents the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:37
Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No.' Anything more comes from the evil one.

Matthew 8:12
But the sons of the kingdom will be cast into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

John 8:44
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out his desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies.

Acts 13:10
and said, "O child of the devil and enemy of all righteousness! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the straight ways of the Lord?

1 John 3:8
The one who practices sin is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the very start. This is why the Son of God was revealed, to destroy the works of the devil.

1 John 3:10
By this the children of God and the children of the devil can be distinguished: Anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is anyone who does not love his brother.
Treasury of Scripture

The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

field.

Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world …

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me …

Mark 16:15-20 And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel …

Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his …

Romans 10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes truly, their sound went into …

Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, …

Colossians 1:6 Which is come to you, as it is in all the world; and brings forth …

Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the middle of heaven, having the everlasting …

the good.

Psalm 22:30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

Isaiah 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when …

Hosea 2:23 And I will sow her to me in the earth; and I will have mercy on her …

Zechariah 10:8,9 I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: …

John 1:12,13 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the …

John 12:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the …

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; …

James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should …

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this …

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, …

1 John 3:2,9 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what …

the children of the wicked.

Matthew 13:19 When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, …

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your …

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you …

Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, you child of the …

Philippians 3:18,19 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even …

1 John 3:8,10 He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins from the …

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