34 All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them (A)without a parable. 35 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:

(B)I will open My mouth in parables;
I will utter things hidden since the foundation of the world.”

The Tares Explained

36 Then He left the crowds and went into (C)the house. And His disciples came to Him and said, “(D)Explain to us the parable of the [a]tares of the field.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 13:36 Or darnel, a weed resembling wheat

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