In the parable of the wheat and the tares, the bad seed was sowed by the
In the parable of the wheat and the tares, the bad seed was sowed by the devil. The parable is about a man who sowed good seed in his field, but at night, an enemy came and sowed tares (weeds) among the wheat. When the wheat began to grow, the tares also grew with them. The servants of the man asked if they should pull out the tares, but the man said no, because they might uproot the wheat with them. He told them to wait until the harvest, and then the reapers would gather the tares and burn them, while the wheat would be gathered into his barn. Jesus explained that the man who sowed the good seed was the Son of Man, the field was the world, and the good seed represented the children of the kingdom, while the tares represented the children of the wicked one. Therefore, the answer is the devil.