When the Son of man comes in his
glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his
throne of glory.
All nations will be assembled
before him and he will separate people one from another as the
shepherd separates sheep from goats.
He will place the sheep on his
right hand and the goats on his left.
Then the King will say to those
on his right hand, "Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take as
your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of
For I was hungry and you gave me
food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you
made me welcome,
lacking clothes and you clothed
me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me."
Then the upright will say to him
in reply, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty
and give you drink?
When did we see you a stranger
and make you welcome, lacking clothes and clothe you?
When did we find you sick or in
prison and go to see you?"
And the King will answer, "In
truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of
these brothers of mine, you did it to me."
Then he will say to those on his
left hand, "Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the
eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
For I was hungry and you never
gave me food, I was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink,
I was a stranger and you never
made me welcome, lacking clothes and you never clothed me, sick and
in prison and you never visited me."
Then it will be their turn to
ask, "Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or
lacking clothes, sick or in prison, and did not come to your help?"
Then he will answer, "In truth I
tell you, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least
of these, you neglected to do it to me."
And they will go away to eternal
punishment, and the upright to eternal life.
Matthew 25: 31-46
- The Final Judgment