Matthew 13:41
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New International Version
The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil.

New Living Translation
The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will remove from his Kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil.

English Standard Version
The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers,

New American Standard Bible
"The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness,

King James Bible
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather from His kingdom everything that causes sin and those guilty of lawlessness.

International Standard Version
The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather from his kingdom everything that causes others to sin and those who practice lawlessness

NET Bible
The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather from his kingdom everything that causes sin as well as all lawbreakers.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Son of Man will send his Angels and they will select from his Kingdom all of those stumbling blocks and all of those evil doers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Son of Man will send his angels. They will gather everything in his kingdom that causes people to sin and everyone who does evil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend and those who do iniquity

King James 2000 Bible
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

American King James Version
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

American Standard Version
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity,

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Son of man shall send his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all scandals, and them that work iniquity.

Darby Bible Translation
The Son of man shall send his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all offences, and those that practise lawlessness;

English Revised Version
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity,

Webster's Bible Translation
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them who do iniquity;

Weymouth New Testament
The Son of Man will commission His angels, and they will gather out of His Kingdom all causes of sin and all who violate His laws;

World English Bible
The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will gather out of his Kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and those who do iniquity,

Young's Literal Translation
the Son of Man shall send forth his messengers, and they shall gather up out of his kingdom all the stumbling-blocks, and those doing the unlawlessness,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:31-35 The scope of the parable of the seed sown, is to show that the beginnings of the gospel would be small, but its latter end would greatly increase; in this way the work of grace in the heart, the kingdom of God within us, would be carried on. In the soul where grace truly is, it will grow really; though perhaps at first not to be discerned, it will at last come to great strength and usefulness. The preaching of the gospel works like leaven in the hearts of those who receive it. The leaven works certainly, so does the word, yet gradually. It works silently, and without being seen, Mr 4:26-29, yet strongly; without noise, for so is the way of the Spirit, but without fail. Thus it was in the world. The apostles, by preaching the gospel, hid a handful of leaven in the great mass of mankind. It was made powerful by the Spirit of the Lord of hosts, who works, and none can hinder. Thus it is in the heart. When the gospel comes into the soul, it works a thorough change; it spreads itself into all the powers and faculties of the soul, and alters the property even of the members of the body, Ro 6:13. From these parables we are taught to expect a gradual progress; therefore let us inquire, Are we growing in grace? and in holy principles and habits?

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 41. - The Son of man. Observe how expressly Christ identifies the Sower with the Lord of the angels. Shall send forth (ἀποστελεῖ) - as his representatives (Matthew 10:2, note) - his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom - though they are now there - all things that offend, and them which do iniquity (πάντα τὰ σκάνδαλα καὶ τοῦς ποιοῦντας τὴν ἀνομιάν); all things that offend (that cause stumbling, Revised Version); Matthew 5:29, note. In itself it would naturally be understood of persons, in accordance with the meaning of "tares." But what is its relation to the following clause, for this latter cannot be merely tautological? There are two answers:

(a) The two phrases bring out different aspects under which the persons are regarded. They, as "sons of the evil one," are both stumbling blocks to others ("the sons of the kingdom"), and also active workers of lawlessness (vide infra). They sin against men (cf. Matthew 24:24b) and against God.

(b) The first term regards not so much them as their actions - their scandalous acts (Goebel); the second, the persons themselves. The former of the two answers seems preferable, as keeping closer to the parable. It also agrees with the personal use of σκάνδαλον in Matthew 16:23, and the use of αὐτούς alone in the next clause. With respect to the whole phrase, observe:

(1) It is taken partly from Zephaniah 1:3 (Hebrew), "I will consume [the verb אָסֵפ would readily lend itself to the interpretation 'gather']... the stumbling blocks with the wicked (המכשלות את־הרשעים... אספ)."

(2) Yet, as it stands, it is taken partly also from Psalm 37:1, for the Greek of them that do iniquity is the same as in the LXX. there. Besides, the context (comp. Kirkpatrick) is not dissimilar; it is that the righteous should not be envious at the prosperity of the wicked, for it is only transitory, "They shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb."

(3) The phrase, them which do iniquity (rather, lawlessness; Matthew 7:23, note), looks as though St. Paul's teaching of "the man of sin" (ὁ ἄνθρωπος τῆς ἀνομίας: Westcott and Hort, in 2 Thessalonians 2:3; cf. 7, 8) might have some basis in the direct teaching of the Lord (cf. ver. 43, note; and on this question generally, Chase, 'The Lord's Prayer,' etc., p. 19).

(4) Ephraem Syrus, evidently quoting this passage, but in the form in which, presumably, it existed in the 'Diatessaron,' deduces from it that the earth will be the abode of the glorified saints: "Quod autem dicit: Mandabit domum regni sui ab omni scandalo, intellige de terra et rebus creatis, quas renovabit, ibique justos suos collocabit" (Resch, 'Agrapha,' p. 295).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The Son of man shall send forth his angels,.... Meaning himself, whose ministers the angels are; who wait upon him, and are at his beck and command; even the thousand thousands that minister unto him; these will be sent forth by his orders, into the several parts of the world, where he has any churches, or an interest,

and they shall gather out of his kingdom: the Gospel church, over which Christ is king, where he rules and governs in the hearts of his people; and who are cheerfully and willingly obedient to his laws, under the influence of his Spirit and grace: but all who are in the visible Gospel church state, are not such; some are wicked and rebellious, and though they are suffered to continue, yet not always; for if not removed by censures and excommunications, they will be at last by angels; who will separate them from the saints:

even all things that offend; who are scandals to Christ, his church, and Gospel, by their wicked principles, or infamous practices; and who give offence, not only to God, and his righteous law, but lay stumbling blocks in the way of the children of God, and are the authors of divisions and offences among them:

and them that do iniquity; that do nothing else but iniquity; and who, though they profess to be religious persons, are secretly, or openly, workers of iniquity; and are even doing iniquity, in and whilst they are professing religion.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

41. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom—to which they never really belonged. They usurped their place and name and outward privileges; but "the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners [abide] in the congregation of the righteous" (Ps 1:5).

all things that offend—all those who have proved a stumbling-block to others

and them which do iniquity—The former class, as the worst, are mentioned first.

Matthew 13:41 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Parable of the Weeds Explained
40"So just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at the end of the age. 41"The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, 42and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 23:6
But evil men are all to be cast aside like thorns, which are not gathered with the hand.

Zephaniah 1:3
"I will sweep away both man and beast; I will sweep away the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea-- and the idols that cause the wicked to stumble." "When I destroy all mankind on the face of the earth," declares the LORD,

Matthew 3:12
His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire."

Matthew 8:20
Jesus replied, "Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."

Matthew 24:31
And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
Treasury of Scripture

The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

The son.

Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and …

Mark 13:27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his …

Hebrews 1:6,7,14 And again, when he brings in the first-begotten into the world, he …

Revelation 5:11,12 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the …

and they.

Matthew 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, …

Matthew 18:7 Woe to the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses …

Romans 16:17,18 Now I beseech you, brothers, mark them which cause divisions and …

2 Peter 2:1,2 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there …

things that offend. or, scandals. and them.

Matthew 7:22,23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied …

Luke 13:26,27 Then shall you begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in your presence, …

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Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defiles, …

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