Matthew 25:32
New International Version
All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

New Living Translation
All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

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.

Berean Study Bible
All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate the people one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

Berean Literal Bible
And all the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

New American Standard Bible
"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;

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:

Christian Standard Bible
All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate them one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

Contemporary English Version
The people of all nations will be brought before him, and he will separate them, as shepherds separate their sheep from their goats.

Good News Translation
and the people of all the nations will be gathered before him. Then he will divide them into two groups, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

International Standard Version
All the nations will be assembled in front of him, and he will cull them out, one from another, like a shepherd separates sheep from goats.

NET Bible
All the nations will be assembled before him, and he will separate people one from another like a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

New Heart English 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And all the nations will be assembled before him and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd who separates sheep from goats.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The people of every nation will be gathered in front of him. He will separate them as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

New American Standard 1977
“And 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;

Jubilee Bible 2000
and before him shall be gathered all nations; and he shall separate them one from another as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats,

King James 2000 Bible
And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats:

American King James Version
And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides 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:

Darby Bible Translation
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;

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;

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
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,
Study Bible
The Sheep and the Goats
31When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, He will sit on His glorious throne. 32All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate the people one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33He will place the sheep on His right and the goats on His left.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:10
Those who oppose the LORD will be shattered. He will thunder from heaven against them. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth and will give power to His king. He will exalt the horn of His anointed."

Ezekiel 34:17
This is what the Lord GOD says to you, My flock: 'I will judge between one sheep and another, between the rams and the goats.

Ezekiel 34:20
Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says to them: 'Behold, I Myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.

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

Matthew 28:19
Therefore go 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, that each one may receive his due for the things done in the body, whether good or bad.

Treasury of Scripture

And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats:

before.

Psalm 96:13
Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.

Psalm 98:9
Before the LORD; for he cometh 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 commandeth all men every where to repent: …

he shall separate.

Matthew 3:12
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

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.

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…







Lexicon
All
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

nations
ἔθνη (ethnē)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1484: Probably from etho; a race, i.e. A tribe; specially, a foreign one.

will be gathered
συναχθήσονται (synachthēsontai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4863: From sun and ago; to lead together, i.e. Collect or convene; specially, to entertain.

before
ἔμπροσθεν (emprosthen)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1715: From en and pros; in front of (literally or figuratively) or time).

Him,
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

He will separate
ἀφορίσει (aphorisei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 873: To rail off, separate, place apart. From apo and horizo; to set off by boundary, i.e. limit, exclude, appoint, etc.

[the people]
αὐτοὺς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

one from another,
ἀλλήλων (allēlōn)
Personal / Reciprocal Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 240: One another, each other. Genitive plural from allos reduplicated; one another.

as
ὥσπερ (hōsper)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5618: Just as, as, even as. From hos and per; just as, i.e. Exactly like.

a shepherd
ποιμὴν (poimēn)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4166: A shepherd; hence met: of the feeder, protector, and ruler of a flock of men. Of uncertain affinity; a shepherd.

separates
ἀφορίζει (aphorizei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 873: To rail off, separate, place apart. From apo and horizo; to set off by boundary, i.e. limit, exclude, appoint, etc.

the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sheep
πρόβατα (probata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4263: A sheep. Probably neuter of a presumed derivative of probaino; something that walks forward, i.e., a sheep.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

goats.
ἐρίφων (eriphōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2056: A goat. Perhaps from the same as erion; a kid or goat.
(32) Before him shall be gathered all nations.--Better, all the nations, or even better, perhaps, all the Gentiles. The word is that which, when used, as here, with the article, marks out, with scarcely an exception, the heathen nations of the world as distinguished from God's people Israel (as, e.g., in Romans 15:11-12; Ephesians 2:11). The word, thus taken, serves as the key to the distinctive teaching that follows. We have had in this chapter, (1) in the Wise and Foolish Virgins, the law of judgment for all members of the Church of Christ; (2) in the Talents, that for all who hold any office or ministry in the Church: now we have (3) the law by which those shall be judged who have lived and died as heathens, not knowing the name of Christ, and knowing God only as revealed in Nature or in the law written in their hearts. Every stage in what follows confirms this interpretation.

As a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats.--Elsewhere the shepherd's work is the symbol of protective, self-sacrificing love, and, as such, our Lord had emphatically claimed for Himself the title of the Good Shepherd (John 10:14). Here we are reminded that even the shepherd has at times to execute the sentence of judgment which involves separation. The "right" hand and the "left" are used, according to the laws of what we might almost call a natural symbolism, as indicating respectively good and evil, acceptance and rejection.

Verse 32. - Shall be gathered (Matthew 24:31). The angels shall gather them, the dead being first raised to life. All (τὰ, the) nations. Not the heathen only, but all mankind (see preliminary note). The criteria upon which the judgment proceeds, in the following verses, seem to imply that all men have the opportunity of receiving or rejecting the gospel (Matthew 24:14; Mark 13:10; Romans 11:32). How this can apply to those who died before the incarnation of Christ and the consequent evangelization of the world, we know not, though we may believe that, ere the end comes, Christ will have been preached in every quarter of the globe. That some process of enlightenment goes on in the unseen world we learn from the mysterious passage, 1 Peter 3:18-20; but we have no reason to suppose that probation is extended to the other life, or that souls will there have the offer of accepting or repelling the claims of Jesus (but see Philippians 2:10; 1 Peter 4:6). By describing mankind as "all the nations," Christ shows the minute particularity of the judgment, which will enter into distinctions of country, race, etc., and while it is universal will be strictly impartial. He is the Shepherd of all mankind, whether considered as sheep or goats, and can therefore distinguish and class them perfectly. Those who have never heard of Christ (if such there shall be) can be tried only by the standard of natural religion (Romans 1:20). Shall separate them (αὐτοὺς). Individuals of all the nations. Hitherto good and bad had been mingled together, often indistinguishable by man's eye or judgment; now an eternal distinction is made by an unerring hand (Matthew 13:49). The ideals already found in Ezekiel 34:17, "Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he goats." As a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats. The flocks of sheep and goats generally keep together during the day (Genesis 30:33), but are separated at night or when being driven. The Syrian goat is usually black. The Lord delights in employing simple pastoral illustrations in his teaching. 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.
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