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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of tare.
  • noun Plural form of tare.


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  • The enemy that sowed the tares is the devil; a sworn enemy to

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • By "tares" is meant, not what in our husbandry is so called, but some noxious plant, probably darnel.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • He also told them a story called "The Wheat and the Tares," of a man who sowed good seed in a field, but when it sprung up and bore grain there were weeds growing among it called tares, for an enemy had sowed the seed at night and it had grown up with the wheat.

    Child's Story of the Bible

  • Note, Though godly people may share with the wicked in the calamities of the world, yet wicked people shall have no share with the godly in the heavenly Canaan; but it shall be part of the blessedness of that world that they shall be purged out from among them, the tares from the wheat, the chaff from the corn, ch. xiii.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • In scripture it would be characterized as tares among the wheat and the advice in the gospels is to wait until the harvest and then cut them out.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • He declares with regard to the tares, "The tares are the children of the wicked one," [4436] it must be affirmed that He has ascribed all who are of the apostasy to him who is the ringleader of this transgression.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • For this cause also God has banished from His presence him who did of his own accord stealthily sow the tares, that is, him who brought about the transgression; [4433] but He took compassion upon man, who, through want of care no doubt, but still wickedly [on the part of another], became involved in disobedience; and

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • But, alas! calling the tares wheat will not avail when "the Lord of the harvest" comes and the command is given, "Bind them in bundles to burn them."

    Choice Readings for the Home Circle

  • The tares are the children of the wicked, and "the enemy that sowed them is the devil."

    The Parables of Our Lord

  • The enemy that sowed the tares is the apostasy, which destroyed much of the good seed and sowed discord, contention, strife and superstition.

    The Gospel Day Or, the Light of Christianity


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