Matthew 25:46

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And these shall goe away into euerlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternall.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And these shall go away into eternal punishment: but the righteous into eternal life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And these will go away into eternal punishment; but the upright into eternal life.
- Basic English Bible

And these shall go away into eternal punishment, and the righteous into life eternal.
- Darby Bible

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
- Webster's Bible

And these shall go away into the Punishment of the Ages, but the righteous into the Life of the Ages.
- Weymouth Bible

These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
- World English Bible

And these schulen goo in to euerlastynge turment; but the iust men schulen go in to euerlastynge lijf.
- Wycliffe Bible

And these shall go away to punishment age-during, but the righteous to life age-during.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 25:46


25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into life everlasting - Either therefore the punishment is strictly eternal, or the reward is not: the very same expression being applied to the former as to the latter. The Judge will speak first to the righteous, in the audience of the wicked. The wicked shall then go away into everlasting fire, in the view of the righteous. Thus the damned shall see nothing of the everlasting life; but the just will see the punishment of the ungodly. It is not only particularly observable here, That the punishment lasts as long as the reward; but, That this punishment is so far from ceasing at the end of the world, that it does not begin till then.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:46


Mt 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. We shall not enter into the discussions that have arisen over this controverted passage. These things are certain: (1) A separation between the righteous and the wicked takes place at judgment. (2) The righteous inherit the kingdom; the wicked "depart into everlasting fire". (3) The state of the righteous is "life eternal"; the state of the wicked is "everlasting punishment". (4) The duration of these two states is the same, exactly the same Greek word being used in each case ("aionios"). Then if the state of punishment has an end, so has the life.

Discussion for Matthew 25

  • Wayne
    Cosmos, we cannot be firm in the Lord with our might. He is strong we are weak. Talk to the Lord stating your problem. Tell Him you have to help me because I cannot do it. Tell Him, you have to do it. You have to make it work in me. He loves to cleanse in our inner man. He works in our spirits for our purification. Trust Him. He will do it! God Bless!
  • Irene123
    The 10 virgins ( I don't get the significance of the no.?) I went to M. Henry on this, but he was no help. To me the 'oil' is our praying EVERYDAY for the infilling of the Holy Ghost; to keep prayed up. The Spirit is the oil in our daily walk. I may be way off about this .................?
  • Lionell
    John 5:19 (KJV)

    19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

    John 5:30 (KJV)
    30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of t
  • E Riley
    REPLY TO: Cosmos Ekyinaba

    My sister you cannot do it alone/ is spiritual battle (KJV Eph. 6:11-17). Apostle Paul struggled with flesh (Romans 7:14-25) he said the good I want I do not do. He reassures (1.Cor:10:13) God will not allow more than you can bear. You must choose in the MOMENT of temptation for God to help (Matt. 10:19).


  • Ben
    You left out the word "over" - make thee ruler over many things
  • Paul
    In today's time, I believe many have lost site of this one verse. Many people don't focus or can't focus on the end because they are so occupied with the current and the right now. This simple and yet powerful verse should always stay on the mind of the believers. The part that really gets me is when HE says you have been faithful ovr a "few" things. The question that comes to my mind is, Lord what are those few things that I may continue to abide in doing? Is it merely just doing what it takes to remain in your perfect will? Or is it just living holy and living completly by his words? I just wasnt to hear him say well done.

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