The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
“The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one.
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;
The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one,
The field is the world, and the good seed means the children of the kingdom; the darnel is the children of the evil one,
Moreover, the field is the world, and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom. But the bastard wheat represents the sons of the Pernicious One;
“The field is the whole world. The good seed? That is the sons of the kingdom, while the weeds are the sons of the evil one.
the field is the world; the good seed are the members of the kingdom; the wild wheat seed are the followers of the wicked one.
- No cross references or parallel passage have been cited for this verse.
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- The Call for Unity - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) The call for unity that is sounding forth from so many among professed followers of Christ today is genuine – but it is dangerous.
- Candles, Flashlights, Lasers and the Sun - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) God intends to have a variety, even an arsenal of people-types at His disposal and for His usage.
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- Coming Out and Moving On - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Failing to come completely out of the “rabbit hole” can be as lethal as simply and blindly remaining asleep in the depths of the “church” pit.
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