45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is likej a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.
47 “Once again, the kingdom of heaven is likek a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kindsl of fish. 48 When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away. 49 This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteousm 50 and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.n
“Yes,” they replied.