Another parable He set before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares in the midst of the wheat and went away. But when the blade came up and produced fruit, then appeared also the tares. And the servants of the householder came and said to him, 'Master, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? Whence then hath it tares?' And he said to them, 'An enemy did this." And the servants said to him, 'Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?' But he said, 'Nay, lest in gathering up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in time of the harvest, I will say to the reapers, 'Gather up first the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn."