Matthew 13:49

49 That's how it will be when the curtain comes down on history. The angels will come and cull the bad fish

Matthew 13:49 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 13:49

So shall it be at the end of the world
As the fisherman, when he has drawn his net to shore, picks out the good fish, and puts them into proper vessels, and casts the dead, putrid, and useless fish away; so, at the close of time, in the last day,

the angels shall come forth
out of heaven, from the presence of God and Christ, and by his orders, as the judge of all the earth,

and sever the wicked from the just;
with whom they have had not only civil conversation, but have been joined in a Gospel church state; but now these ungodly shall not stand in judgment with them; nor these sinners, these hypocrites, in the congregation of the righteous: the one will be set at Christ's right hand, the other at his left; the one will go into life eternal, and the other into everlasting punishment; and their separation from one another will be for ever.

Matthew 13:49 In-Context

47 "Or, God's kingdom is like a fishnet cast into the sea, catching all kinds of fish.
48 When it is full, it is hauled onto the beach. The good fish are picked out and put in a tub; those unfit to eat are thrown away.
49 That's how it will be when the curtain comes down on history. The angels will come and cull the bad fish
50 and throw them in the garbage. There will be a lot of desperate complaining, but it won't do any good."
51 Jesus asked, "Are you starting to get a handle on all this?" They answered, "Yes."