38 and the field is the world. And the good seed—these are the sons of the kingdom, but the darnel are the sons of the evil one. 39 And the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40 Thus just as the darnel is gathered and burned[a] with fire, so it will be at the end of the age.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 13:40 Some manuscripts have “burned up”

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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