The Judgment of the Nations
31 "But when the Son of Man comes in His glory , and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne . 32 "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 ; 33 and He will put the sheep on His right , and the goats on the left . 34 "Then the King will say to those on His right , 'Come , you who are blessed of My Father , inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world . 35 'For I was hungry , and you gave Me something to eat ; I was thirsty , and you gave Me something to drink ; I was a stranger , and you invited Me in; 36 naked , and you clothed Me; I was sick , and you visited Me; I was in prison , and you came to Me.' 37 "Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord , when did we see You hungry , and feed You, or thirsty , and give You something to drink ? 38 'And when did we see You a stranger , and invite You in, or naked , and clothe You? 39 'When did we see You sick , or in prison , and come to You?' 40 " The King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent e that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine , even the least of them, you did it to Me.' 41 "Then He will also say to those on His left , ' Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels ; 42 for I was hungry , and you gave Me nothing to eat ; I was thirsty , and you gave Me nothing to drink ; 43 I was a stranger , and you did not invite Me in; naked , and you did not clothe Me; sick , and in prison , and you did not visit Me.' 44 "Then they themselves also will answer , 'Lord , when did we see You hungry , or thirsty , or a stranger , or naked , or sick , or in prison , and did not take care of You?' 45 "Then He will answer them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent e that you did not do it to one of the least of these , you did not do it to Me.' 46 "These will go away into eternal punishment , but the righteous into eternal life ."