Matthew 13:38
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;

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

Contemporary English Version
The field is the world, and the good seeds are the people who belong to the kingdom. The weeds are those who belong to the evil one,

Good News Translation
the field is the world; the good seed is the people who belong to the Kingdom; the weeds are the people who belong to the Evil 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,
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 are distinguished from the children of the devil: 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 for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Matthew 28:18-20
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth…

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

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 hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

Hosea 2:23
And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.

the children of the wicked.

Matthew 13:19
When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

John 8:44
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.







Lexicon
[The] field
ἀγρός (agros)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 68: From ago; a field; genitive case, the country; specially, a farm, i.e. Hamlet.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

world,
κόσμος (kosmos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[the] good
καλὸν (kalon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.

seed
σπέρμα (sperma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4690: From speiro; something sown, i.e. Seed; by implication, offspring; specially, a remnant.

represents
οὗτοί (houtoi)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sons
υἱοὶ (huioi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

kingdom.
βασιλείας (basileias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 932: From basileus; properly, royalty, i.e. rule, or a realm.

[The] weeds
ζιζάνιά (zizania)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2215: Darnel or false grain.

are
εἰσιν (eisin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sons
υἱοὶ (huioi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

evil [one],
πονηροῦ (ponērou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4190: Evil, bad, wicked, malicious, slothful.
(38) The tares are the children of the wicked one.--It was, perhaps, natural that theologians, who saw in heresy the greatest of all evils, should identify the tares with heretics. So far as heresy rises from the spirit of self-will, or antagonism to righteousness, we may admit that they are included in the class, but the true definition is that given in Matthew 13:41, "all things that offend, and them which do iniquity."

Verse 38. - The children of the kingdom; the sons, etc. (Revised Version); Matthew 5:9, note. The tares are the children of the wicked one; of the evil one (Revised Version); cf. Matthew 6:13, note. (On the bearing that the evidence of the Old Syriac and the Old Latin versions here has on the masculine interpretation there, see Chase, 'Lord's Prayer,' etc., pp. 155, 159, sqq.) 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?
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