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

  • Irene123
    To Bro. Henriques on ten virgins - Thank-you for your reply. Yes, I knew '10' referred to His chosen, only half being saved. It was just the #10 I was curious about.
  • Bro. Luke Henriques
    Dear Irene 123,

    The 10 in the above scripture is not referring to just ten individuals , but Ten is a whole number meaning the whole body of Christ . Sad to say though , not all of the whole body lives and walks in the Spirit of God as we are called to be , For the oil of the spirit of God should be overflowing in us all the while as a flowing Stream .
  • Mehl Garcia
    The virgins are all the mankind who believes in Jesus as the Son of God. Virgins were having no other god but worship the true God. God of Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob. It is spiritual state of worship and not the natural mankind sexual intercourse.
  • Themis Koutras
    When JESUS CHRIST talks about been a vergin he is not talking about our sex life unless we are not married because mariege is of GOD he is talking about been a vergin in sin crime abomination so on which could mean to repent from evil and turn holy like him this is acheive by praying JESUS CHRIST will compleate the work he began in us it is to become a faithful Christian from now on as he is amen
  • 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!
  • 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

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