Matthew 25:31-46 Bible in Basic English

The Judgment of the Nations

31  But when the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then will he be seated in his glory: 32  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. 33  And he will put the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34  Then will the King say to those on his right, Come, you who have the blessing of my Father, into the kingdom made ready for you before the world was: 35  For I was in need of food, and you gave it to me: I was in need of drink, and you gave it to me: I was wandering, and you took me in; 36  I had no clothing, and you gave it to me: when I was ill, or in prison, you came to me. 37  Then will the upright make answer to him, saying, Lord, when did we see you in need of food, and give it to you? or in need of drink, and give it to you? 38  And when did we see you wandering, and take you in? or without clothing, and give it to you? 39  And when did we see you ill, or in prison, and come to you? 40  And the King will make answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Because you did it to the least of these my brothers, you did it to me. 41  Then will he say to those on the left, Go from me, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire which is ready for the Evil One and his angels: 42  For I was in need of food, and you gave it not to me; I was in need of drink, and you gave it not to me: 43  I was wandering, and you took me not in; without clothing, and you gave me no clothing; ill, and in prison, and you came not to me. 44  Then will they make answer, saying, Lord, when did we see you in need of food or drink, or wandering, or without clothing, or ill, or in prison, and did not take care of you? 45  Then will he make answer to them, saying, Truly I say to you, Because you did it not to the least of these, you did it not to me. 46  And these will go away into eternal punishment; but the upright into eternal life.


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