Jesus left the multitudes and came in the house where he was staying with his disciples.
And the disciples came to Jesus and asked him to explain the parable of the weeds in the field.
Jesus told them that the one planting the good seed is the Son of man – the field is the world:
The good seed are the sons of the kingdom.
And the one who sows the weeds is the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil.
The harvest is the end of the world, and the reapers are angels.
The weeds that are gathered and burnt with fire is a picture of what it will be like at the end of the world. The Son of man will send out his angels, and they will gather all the things that are evil and cause people to stumble.
He will cast them into the furnace where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Then the righteous who are left will shine out as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Anyone who has ears, let him hear these things.