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.
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;
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;
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,
Matthew 13:38 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:38 The good seed are the children of the kingdom - That is, the children of God, the righteous.
LibraryMingled in Growth, Separated in Maturity
'Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28. He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Treasure and Pearl
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiii. 19, Etc. , Where the Lord Jesus Explaineth the Parables of the Sower.
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiii. 52, "Therefore Every Scribe who Hath Been Made a Disciple to the Kingdom of Heaven," Etc.
Just say a simple, 'Yes, I will,' or 'No, I won't.' Anything beyond this is from the evil one.
But many Israelites--those for whom the Kingdom was prepared--will be thrown into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Then he said, "You son of the devil, full of every sort of deceit and fraud, and enemy of all that is good! Will you never stop perverting the true ways of the Lord?
1 John 3:8
But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil.
1 John 3:10
So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the devil. Anyone who does not live righteously and does not love other believers does not belong to God.
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