Matthew 13:30-40 NLT

30 Let both grow together until the harvest. Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the weeds, tie them into bundles, and burn them, and to put the wheat in the barn.’”
31 Here is another illustration Jesus used: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field.
32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.”
33 Jesus also used this illustration: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.”
34 Jesus always used stories and illustrations like these when speaking to the crowds. In fact, he never spoke to them without using such parables.
35 This fulfilled what God had spoken through the prophet: “I will speak to you in parables. I will explain things hidden since the creation of the world.a

References for Matthew 13:35

    • 13:35 - Some manuscripts do not include of the world. Ps 78:2 .
      36 Then, leaving the crowds outside, Jesus went into the house. His disciples said, “Please explain to us the story of the weeds in the field.”
      37 Jesus replied, “The Son of Manb is the farmer who plants the good seed.

      References for Matthew 13:37

        • 13:37 - “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.
          38 The field is the world, and the good seed represents the people of the Kingdom. The weeds are the people who belong to the evil one.
          39 The enemy who planted the weeds among the wheat is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world,c and the harvesters are the angels.

          References for Matthew 13:39

            • 13:39 - Or the age; also in 13:40, 49 .
              40 “Just as the weeds are sorted out and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the world.