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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

Matthew 13:38

The field is the world (o de agrov estin o kosmov).
The article with both "field" and "world" in Greek means that subject and predicate are coextensive and so interchangeable. It is extremely important to understand that both the good seed and the darnel (tares) are sown in the world, not in the Kingdom, not in the church. The separation comes at the consummation of the age (sunteleia aiwnov, 39), the harvest time. They all grow together in the field (the world).


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Bibliography Information
Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Matthew 13:38". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=mt&chapter=013&verse=038>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.