From The Work of God's Children
Matthew 13:24 - 13:30
13:24. Another parable He proposed to them, saying, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man that sowed good seed in his field.
13:25. “But while men were asleep, his enemy came and sowed cockle among the wheat and went his way.
13:26. “When the blade had sprung up, and had brought forth fruit, then the cockle also appeared.
13:27. “The servants of the head of the house came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? From where does it have cockle then?'
When the blade had sprung up, and had brought forth fruit, then the cockle also appeared.Matthew 13:26
13:28. “He said to them, 'An enemy has done this.' The servants said to him, 'Do you wish that we go and gather it up?'
13:29. “He said, 'No, otherwise, while gathering up the cockle, you might also root up the wheat together with it.
13:30. “'Permit both to grow until the harvest, and at the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “Gather up the cockle first, and bind it into bundles to burn, but gather the wheat into my barn.”'”
Interpretation of Wheat and Tares
Matthew 13:36 - 13:43
13:36. Then having sent away the multitudes, Jesus came into the house, and His disciples came to Him, saying, “Expound to us the parable of the cockle of the field.”
13:37. He answered them, “He that sows the good seed is the Son of Man.
13:38. “The field is the world. The good seed are the children of the Kingdom. The cockle are the children of the wicked one.
The Parable of the Cockle
13:39. “The enemy that sowed them is the devil. But the harvest is the end of the world. The reapers are the Angels.
13:40. “Even as cockle therefore is gathered up, and burnt with fire, so shall it be at the end of the world.
13:41. “The Son of Man shall send His Angels, and they shall gather out of His Kingdom all scandals and those that work iniquity.
13:42. “The Angels shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
13:43. “Then shall the just shine as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. He that has ears to listen, let him listen.