5. The Establishment of the Kingdom
and Its False Constituents (Continued)
36 Then, leaving the crowds, He went into the ahouse. And His disciples came to Him, saying, Make the bparable of the tares of the field clear to us.
37 And He answered and said, He who sows the good seed is the aSon of Man;
38 And the field is the world; and the 1good seed, these are the asons of the kingdom; and the 1tares are the bsons of the evil one;
39 And the enemy who sowed them is the adevil; and the harvest is the bconsummation of the age; and the reapers are angels.
40 Therefore just as the tares are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the consummation of the age.
41 The aSon of Man will send His angels, and they will collect out of 1His bkingdom all the cstumbling blocks and those who practice dlawlessness,
42 And will cast them into the 1afurnace of fire. In that place there will be the 2bweeping and the gnashing of teeth.
43 Then the 1righteous will ashine forth like the sun in the 2bkingdom of their Father. He who has cears to hear, let him hear.