Parallel Texts in Matthew, Mark & Luke

9. Allegorical Interpretation of Harvest 
Matt 13:36-43 

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Matthew 13   Mark     Luke  
  36  Then he left the crowds and went into the house.    
  And his disciples came to him, saying,    
  "Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field."    
37 He answered,    
  "He who sows the good seed is the Son of man;    
38 the field is the world,    
  and the good seed means the sons of the kingdom;    
  the weeds are the sons of the evil one,    
39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil;    
  the harvest is the close of the age,    
  and the reapers are angels.    
40 Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire,    
  so will it be at the close of the age.    
41 The Son of man will send his angels,    
  and they will gather out of his kingdom    
  all causes of sin and all evildoers,    
42 and throw them into the furnace of fire;    
  there men will weep and gnash their teeth.    
43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun    
  in the kingdom of their Father.    
  He who has ears, let him hear. "    

Color Key
 Blue  Three gospels use same vocabulary.
 Teal  Two gospels use same vocabulary.
 Black   Words unique to a particular gospel.
 <and  RSV wording revised to reflect Greek.
   No parallel passage in this gospel.

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