Matthew 25:32
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English Standard Version
Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

King James Bible
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:

American Standard Version
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;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all nations shall be gathered together before him, and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats:

English Revised Version
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:

Webster's Bible Translation
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:

Weymouth New Testament
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;

Matthew 25:32 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

All the nations (πάντα τὰ ἔθνη)

The whole human race; though the word is generally employed in the New Testament to denote Gentiles as distinguished from Jews.

Separate them (αὐτοὺς)

Masculine, while the word nations is neuter. Nations are regarded as gathered collectively; but in contemplating the act of separation the Lord regards the individuals.

The sheep from the goats (or kids, so Rev. in margin)

"The bald division of men into sheep and goats is, in one sense, so easy as not to be worth performing; and in another sense it is so hard as only to be possible for something with supernatural insight" (John Morley, "Voltaire"). Goats are an appropriate figure, because the goat was regarded as a comparatively worthless animal. Hence the point of the elder son's complaint in the parable of the Prodigal: Not so much as a kid (Luke 15:29). The diminutive (ἐρίφια) expresses contempt.

Matthew 25:32 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

before.

Psalm 96:13 Before the LORD: for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness...

Psalm 98:9 Before the LORD; for he comes to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

Acts 17:30,31 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to repent...

Romans 2:12,16 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law...

Romans 14:10-12 But why do you judge your brother? or why do you set at nothing your brother...

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body...

Revelation 20:12-15 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened...

he shall separate.

Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner...

Matthew 13:42,43,49 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth...

Psalm 1:5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

Psalm 50:3-5 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him...

Ezekiel 20:38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me...

Ezekiel 34:17-22 And as for you, O my flock, thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he goats...

Malachi 3:18 Then shall you return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serves God and him that serves him not.

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness...

as.

Psalm 78:52 But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.

John 10:14,27 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine...

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:10
The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; against them he will thunder in heaven. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth; he will give strength to his king and exalt the horn of his anointed."

Ezekiel 34:17
"As for you, my flock, thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and male goats.

Ezekiel 34:20
"Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them: Behold, I, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.

Matthew 13:49
So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous

Matthew 28:19
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.

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