The Parable of the Wheat (Good Seed)

( a kind of darnel, resembling wheat except the grains are black, a false grain)

Mat 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

Mat 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

Mat 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

Mat 13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

Mat 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

Mat 13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

Mat 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

The Parable of the Tares (Darnel / Bad Seed)

Mat 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

Mat 13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

Mat 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

Mat 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

Mat 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

Mat 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

Mat 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Mat 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Interesting Facts about Tares (Darnel)

Darnel (Tares) looks almost identical to wheat right up until the seed heads form. Theses seeds are highly poisonous. leading to the common name of "Poison Darnel."  or "False Wheat." When wheat is contaminated with Darnel is mixed into flour, the results is a bitter taste reduces its value.

Darnel (Tares) are like weeds and are not a marketable product. It is very hard to identify tares (Darnel) from wheat seeds because when they are immature, they look just alike. And if you tried to destroy the tares (Darnel), you would also destroy some of the wheat. it is beyond our ability to know the difference.

Darnel (Tares) is a “mimic weed,” neither entirely tame or quite wild, that looks and behaves so much like wheat that it can’t live without human assistance. Darnel seeds are stowaways: the plant’s survival strategy requires its seeds to be harvested along with those of domesticated grasses, stored and replanted next season.

Darnel (Tares) is also known as wheat's evil twin. Darnel occupies a grey area in human agricultural history. It’s definitely not good for us. When people eat its seeds, they get dizzy, off-balance and nauseous, and it comes from a Latin word for “drunk.” Darnel would be added to beer or bread on purpose, in order to get high. when consumed it messes with a person's vision, speech or ability to walk.