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Bible Quiz: Parable of the Wheat and Weeds

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1) Jesus told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. The owner's servants came to him and said, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?' An enemy did this,' he replied. The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?' 'No,' he answered, 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.'" NIV

Who does the man who sowed good seed represent in this parable?


Jesus' disciples

The Church


2) What does the field represent?

The Church


The Temple

The world

3) Who do the weeds represent?

The Jews

The Gentiles

evil people

The Pharisees

4) Who do the harvesters or reapers represent?


The angels

righteous people