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38 the field is the world,[a] the good seed the children of the kingdom. The weeds are the children of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age,[b] and the harvesters are angels. 40 Just as weeds are collected and burned [up] with fire, so will it be at the end of the age.

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  1. 13:38 The field is the world: this presupposes the resurrection of Jesus and the granting to him of “all power in heaven and on earth” (Mt 28:18).
  2. 13:39 The end of the age: this phrase is found only in Matthew (13:40, 49; 24:3; 28:20).