Jesus explains the burning of the weeds (Mt 13:40-13:40)

The weeds are gathered.

They are burned up

With fire.


It will be

At the end of the age.”


ὥσπερ οὖν συλλέγεται τὰ ζιζάνια καὶ πυρὶ κατακαίεται, οὕτως ἔσται ἐν τῇ συντελείᾳ τοῦ αἰῶνος.


Only Matthew has this explanation about the parable of the weeds that was earlier in this chapter, 13:24-30.  Jesus, via Matthew, has the conclusion to his explanation about the burning of the weeds.  Just as the weeds are gathered up (ὥσπερ οὖν συλλέγεται τὰ ζιζάνια), they will be burned up with fire (καὶ πυρὶ κατακαίεται).  Thus, this burning fire will be at the end times (οὕτως ἔσται ἐν τῇ συντελείᾳ τοῦ αἰῶνος) for all the sons of the evil devil.