Matthew 25:35
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New International Version
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,

New Living Translation
For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.

English Standard Version
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,

Berean Study Bible
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 took Me in,

Berean Literal Bible
For I hungered, and you gave Me to eat; I thirsted, and you gave Me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took Me in;

New American Standard Bible
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;

King James Bible
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
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 took Me in;

International Standard Version
because 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 welcomed me.

NET Bible
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For I was hungry and you gave me food, and I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you took me in.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
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 took me into your home.

New American Standard 1977
‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;

Jubilee Bible 2000
for I was hungry, and ye gave me food; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in;

King James 2000 Bible
For I was hungry, and you gave me food: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in:

American King James Version
For I was an hungered, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in:

American Standard Version
for I was hungry, and ye gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in:

Darby Bible Translation
for I hungered, and ye gave me to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in;

English Revised Version
for I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in;

Webster's Bible Translation
For I was hungry, and ye gave me food: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

Weymouth New Testament
For when I was hungry, you gave me food; when I was thirsty, you gave me drink; when I was homeless, you gave me a welcome;

World English Bible
for I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you took me in.

Young's Literal Translation
for I did hunger, and ye gave me to eat; I did thirst, and ye gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and ye received me;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
25:31-46 This is a description of the last judgment. It is as an explanation of the former parables. There is a judgment to come, in which every man shall be sentenced to a state of everlasting happiness, or misery. Christ shall come, not only in the glory of his Father, but in his own glory, as Mediator. The wicked and godly here dwell together, in the same cities, churches, families, and are not always to be known the one from the other; such are the weaknesses of saints, such the hypocrisies of sinners; and death takes both: but in that day they will be parted for ever. Jesus Christ is the great Shepherd; he will shortly distinguish between those that are his, and those that are not. All other distinctions will be done away; but the great one between saints and sinners, holy and unholy, will remain for ever. The happiness the saints shall possess is very great. It is a kingdom; the most valuable possession on earth; yet this is but a faint resemblance of the blessed state of the saints in heaven. It is a kingdom prepared. The Father provided it for them in the greatness of his wisdom and power; the Son purchased it for them; and the blessed Spirit, in preparing them for the kingdom, is preparing it for them. It is prepared for them: it is in all points adapted to the new nature of a sanctified soul. It is prepared from the foundation of the world. This happiness was for the saints, and they for it, from all eternity. They shall come and inherit it. What we inherit is not got by ourselves. It is God that makes heirs of heaven. We are not to suppose that acts of bounty will entitle to eternal happiness. Good works done for God's sake, through Jesus Christ, are here noticed as marking the character of believers made holy by the Spirit of Christ, and as the effects of grace bestowed on those who do them. The wicked in this world were often called to come to Christ for life and rest, but they turned from his calls; and justly are those bid to depart from Christ, that would not come to him. Condemned sinners will in vain offer excuses. The punishment of the wicked will be an everlasting punishment; their state cannot be altered. Thus life and death, good and evil, the blessing and the curse, are set before us, that we may choose our way, and as our way so shall our end be.
Study Bible
The Sheep and the Goats
34Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35For 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 took Me in, 36I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you visited Me.’…
Cross References
Job 31:32
"The alien has not lodged outside, For I have opened my doors to the traveler.

Isaiah 58:7
"Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

Ezekiel 18:7
if a man does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge, does not commit robbery, but gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,

Ezekiel 18:16
or oppress anyone, or retain a pledge, or commit robbery, but he gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,

Romans 12:13
Share with the saints who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Hebrews 13:2
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.

James 2:15
Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food.

James 2:16
If one of you tells him, "Go in peace; stay warm and well fed," but does not provide for his physical needs, what good is that?
Treasury of Scripture

For I was an hungered, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in:

I was an.

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Matthew 10:40-42 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives …

Matthew 26:11 For you have the poor always with you; but me you have not always.

Deuteronomy 15:7-11 If there be among you a poor man of one of your brothers within any …

Job 29:13-16 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came on me: and I caused …

Job 31:16-21 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the …

Psalm 112:5-10 A good man shows favor, and lends: he will guide his affairs with discretion…

Proverbs 3:9,10 Honor the LORD with your substance, and with the first fruits of …

Proverbs 11:24,25 There is that scatters, and yet increases; and there is that withholds …

Proverbs 14:21,31 He that despises his neighbor sins: but he that has mercy on the …

Proverbs 19:17 He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he …

Proverbs 22:9 He that has a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he gives of his …

Ecclesiastes 11:1,2 Cast your bread on the waters: for you shall find it after many days…

Isaiah 58:7-11 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the …

Ezekiel 18:7,16 And has not oppressed any, but has restored to the debtor his pledge, …

Daniel 4:27 Why, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your …

Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require …

Mark 14:7 For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you will you …

Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all …

Luke 14:12-14 Then said he also to him that bade him, When you make a dinner or …

John 13:29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had …

Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul…

Acts 9:36-39 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by …

Acts 10:31 And said, Cornelius, your prayer is heard, and your alms are had …

Acts 11:29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined …

2 Corinthians 8:1-4,7-9 Moreover, brothers, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed …

2 Corinthians 9:7-14 Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; …

Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working …

1 Timothy 6:17-19 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, …

Philemon 1:7 For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because the bowels …

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, …

Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices …

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To …

1 Peter 4:9,10 Use hospitality one to another without grudging…

1 John 3:16-19 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life …

thirsty.

Matthew 25:42 For I was an hungered, and you gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and …

Proverbs 25:21 If your enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, …

Romans 12:20 Therefore if your enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him …

I was a.

Matthew 25:43 I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you clothed …

Genesis 18:2-8 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, see, three men stood by …

Genesis 19:1-3 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate …

Acts 16:15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she sought us, saying, …

Romans 12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

Romans 16:23 Gaius my host, and of the whole church, salutes you. Erastus the …

1 Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, …

Hebrews 13:1-3 Let brotherly love continue…

1 Peter 4:9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

3 John 1:5-8 Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do to the brothers, and to strangers…

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