Matthew 25:32

And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And before him shall be gathered all nations, and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepheard diuideth his sheepe from the goats.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and before him shall be gathered all the nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And before him all the nations will come together; and they will be parted one from another, as the sheep are parted from the goats by the keeper.
- Basic English Bible

and all the nations shall be gathered before him; and he shall separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats;
- Darby Bible

And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
- Webster's Bible

and all the nations will be gathered into His presence. And He will separate them from one another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats;
- Weymouth Bible

Before him all the nations will be gathered, and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
- World English Bible

and alle folkis schulen be gaderid bifor hym,
- Wycliffe Bible

and gathered together before him shall be all the nations, and he shall separate them from one another, as the shepherd doth separate the sheep from the goats,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:32


Mt 25:32 Before him shall be gathered all nations. It will be the day of the final account of all the world. He shall separate them. Now for the first time the separation takes place. The two classes have been mingled on the earth; every nation, country, town and city has had its wicked as well as righteous; nay, even into the church the bad have crept, but now they are separated forever.

Discussion for Matthew 25

  • A Christian
    Perhaps the wise virgins knew their spiritual condition needed work that could only be performed under the anaesthetic of darkness?
  • Anne
    We should share our gifts and talents with others 1 Peter 4:10 tells us "As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another; as good stewards of the manifold grace of God".
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    We are taking about taking oil, that oil is the words of the King Jame bible in order to keep our light shining in Christ Jesus the Son of God. I see many foolish Christians of the hour looking for water and no oil to extinguish the lamp of the words of the Gospel of Christ.

    Ephesians 5:[8] For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
  • A disciple
    "And five of them were wise, and five foolish." The *wise (having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right, and conducting oneself thereby) are those Blessed, which when the Lord comes shall find so doing; and the *foolish (moron; a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment) who neglected the truth and had no *enthusiasm (possession by God within).
  • C
    Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this , To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:27
  • Insight777
    What men say is Holy on earth is open to their religious interpretation. Some religions say something is Holy when others say it is not. Fact or fiction, that "holiness" does exist, lie or truth, all deal with people that do not agree. Physical response to what is spiritual belief is what Jesus taught against. Jesus wants people to believe truth but to not kill people that do not understand truth.

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