His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing-floor, and he will gather his wheat into the granary, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire.” Bible other translations

“wheat…chaff.” This is the figure of speech hypocatastasis; the wheat and chaff represent people. For more on hypocatastasis, see commentary on Revelation 20:2, “dragon.”

Commentary for: Matthew 3:12