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38 the field is the world; the good seed are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked;

39 and the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall it be in the end of this age.

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38 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one,(A) 39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest(B) is the end of the age,(C) and the harvesters are angels.(D)

40 “As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age.

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