Matthew 25:33
New International Version
He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

New Living Translation
He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left.

English Standard Version
And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left.

Berean Study Bible
He will place the sheep on His right and the goats on His left.

Berean Literal Bible
And indeed He will set the sheep on His right hand, and the goats on His left.

King James Bible
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

New King James Version
And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.

New American Standard Bible
and He will put the sheep on His right, but the goats on the left.

NASB 1995
and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.

NASB 1977
and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.

Amplified Bible
and He will put the sheep on His right [the place of honor], and the goats on His left [the place of rejection].

Christian Standard Bible
He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on the left.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will put the sheep on His right and the goats on the left.

American Standard Version
and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he will place the sheep at his right and the goats at his left.

Contemporary English Version
He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left.

English Revised Version
and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

Good News Translation
He will put the righteous people at his right and the others at his left.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will put the sheep on his right but the goats on his left.

International Standard Version
He will put the sheep on his right but the goats on his left.

Literal Standard Version
and He will set the sheep indeed on His right hand, and the goats on the left.

NET Bible
He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

New Heart English Bible
He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

Weymouth New Testament
and will make the sheep stand at His right hand, and the goats at His left.

World English Bible
He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

Young's Literal Translation
and he shall set the sheep indeed on his right hand, and the goats on the left.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Sheep and the Goats
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. 33 He will place the sheep on His right and the goats on His left. 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.…

Cross References
1 Kings 2:19
So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah. The king stood up to greet her, bowed to her, and sat down on his throne. Then the king had a throne brought for his mother, who sat down at his right hand.

Psalm 45:9
The daughters of kings are among your honored women; the queen stands at your right hand, adorned with the gold of Ophir.

Ecclesiastes 10:2
A wise man's heart inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left.


Treasury of Scripture

And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

the sheep.

Psalm 79:13
So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.

Psalm 95:7
For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,

Psalm 100:3
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

his.

Genesis 48:13,14,17-19
And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him…

Psalm 45:9
Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

Psalm 110:1
A Psalm of David. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.









Verse 33. - The sheep on his right hand. The sheep are the type of the docile, the profitable, the innocent, the good (see Romans 2:7, 10). The right hand is the place of favour and honour (Genesis 48:17; Luke 1:11; Mark 16:5). The goats (ἐρίφια, kids) on the left. The diminutive is here used for the goats, to convey an impression of their worthlessness. Compare κυνάρια, "whelps," in the conversation of our Lord with the Syro-Phoenician woman (Matthew 15:26, 27). They are the type of the unruly, the proud (Isaiah 14:9, Hebrew), the unprofitable, the evil (see Romans 2:8, 9). This judicial distinction between the right and left hands is found in classical writers. Thus Plato, 'De Republica,' 10:13, tells of what a certain man, who revived after a cataleptic attack, saw when his soul left his body. he came to a mysterious place, where were two chasms in the earth, and two openings in the heavens opposite to them, and the judges of the dead sat between these. And when they gave judgment, they commanded the just to go on the right hand, and upwards through the heavens; but the unjust they sent to the left, and downwards; and both the just and unjust had upon them the marks of what they had done in the body. So Virgil makes the Elysian Fields to lie on the right of the palace of Dis, and the penal Tartarus on the left ('AEn.,' 6:540, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
He will place
στήσει (stēsei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2476: A prolonged form of a primary stao stah'-o; to stand, used in various applications.

the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 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 4263: A sheep. Probably neuter of a presumed derivative of probaino; something that walks forward, i.e., a sheep.

on
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.

right
δεξιῶν (dexiōn)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 1188: On the right hand, right hand, right. From dechomai; the right side or hand.

and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

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

goats
ἐρίφια (eriphia)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 2055: A goat, kid. From eriphos; a kidling, i.e. goat.

on
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

[His] left.
εὐωνύμων (euōnymōn)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 2176: From eu and onoma; properly, well-named, i.e. The left; neuter as adverbial, at the left hand.


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