How do the weedlike ones weep and gnash their teeth? (Matt. 13:42)
“The sons of the wicked one” are tormented by the fact that “the sons of the kingdom” have exposed the spiritually poisonous condition of these weedlike ones.
They also bemoan the diminishing support they receive from their church members, as well as their loss of control over the laity.—Read Isaiah 65:13, 14.