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38 And the field is the world. The good seeds I sow are the children of the kingdom realm. The weeds are the children of the Evil One, 39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest points to the end of this age, and the harvesters are God’s messengers.[a] 40 As the weeds are bundled up and thrown into the fire, so it will be at the close of the age.

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  1. Matthew 13:39 Or “[God’s] angels.” In both Greek and Hebrew the word angels can also refer to human messengers.