the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he
will sit on his glorious throne. Before
him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from
another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats,
and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the
left. Then the King will say
to those at his right hand, 'Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the
kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
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,
I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I
was in prison and you came to me.' Then
the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed
thee, or thirsty and give thee drink?
And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and
clothe thee? And when did we
see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?'
And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it
to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.'
Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'Depart from me, you
cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels;
for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you
gave me no drink, I was a
stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick
and in prison and you did not visit me.'
Then they also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see thee hungry or
thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister
to thee?' Then he will answer
them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of
these, you did it not to me.' And
they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal