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 for Matthew 25:32

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 for Matthew 25:32

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 25:32


25:30 Cast ye the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness - For what? what had he done? It is true he had not done good. But neither is he charged with doing any harm. Why, for this reason, for barely doing no harm, he is consigned to outer darkness. He is pronounced a wicked, because he was a slothful, an unprofitable servant. So mere harmlessness, on which many build their hope of salvation, was the cause of his damnation! There shall be the weeping - Of the careless thoughtless sinner; and the gnashing of teeth - Of the proud and stubborn. The same great truth, that there is no such thing as negative goodness, is in this chapter shown three times: In the parable of the virgins; In the still plainer parable of the servants, who had received the talents; and In a direct unparabolical declaration of the manner wherein our Lord will proceed at the last day. The several parts of each of these exactly answers each other, only each rises above the preceding.

25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him - With what majesty and grandeur does our Lord here speak of himself Giving us one of the noblest instances of the true sublime. Indeed not many descriptions in the sacred writings themselves seem to equal this. Methinks we can hardly read it without imagining ourselves before the awful tribunal it describes.

25:34 Inherit the kingdom - Purchased by my blood, for all who have believed in me with the faith which wrought by love. Prepared for you - On purpose for you. May it not be probably inferred from hence, that man was not created merely to fill up the places of the fallen angels?


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.

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