He will judge(A) between the nations
    and will settle disputes(B) for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
    and their spears into pruning hooks.(C)
Nation will not take up sword against nation,(D)
    nor will they train for war anymore.

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They will neither harm nor destroy(A)
    on all my holy mountain,(B)
for the earth(C) will be filled with the knowledge(D) of the Lord
    as the waters cover the sea.

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27 For the Son of Man(A) is going to come(B) in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.(C)

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If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble,(A) cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to stumble,(B) gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.(C)

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28 Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne,(A) you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.(B)

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27 For as lightning(A) that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming(B) of the Son of Man.(C)

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30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth[a] will mourn(A) when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven,(B) with power and great glory.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 24:30 Or the tribes of the land
  2. Matthew 24:30 See Daniel 7:13-14.

The Day and Hour Unknown(A)(B)

36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[a] but only the Father.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 24:36 Some manuscripts do not have nor the Son.

44 So you also must be ready,(A) because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

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The Sheep and the Goats

31 “When the Son of Man comes(A) in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.(B) 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate(C) the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.(D) 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom(E) prepared for you since the creation of the world.(F) 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,(G) 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me,(H) I was sick and you looked after me,(I) I was in prison and you came to visit me.’(J)

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’(K)

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me,(L) you who are cursed, into the eternal fire(M) prepared for the devil and his angels.(N) 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’(O)

46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.(P)(Q)

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64 “You have said so,”(A) Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One(B) and coming on the clouds of heaven.”[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 26:64 See Psalm 110:1; Daniel 7:13.

38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man(A) will be ashamed of them(B) when he comes(C) in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”

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43 If your hand causes you to stumble,(A) cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell,(B) where the fire never goes out.(C) [44] [a] 45 And if your foot causes you to stumble,(D) cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.(E) [46] [b] 47 And if your eye causes you to stumble,(F) pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,(G) 48 where

“‘the worms that eat them do not die,
    and the fire is not quenched.’[c](H)

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 9:44 Some manuscripts include here the words of verse 48.
  2. Mark 9:46 Some manuscripts include here the words of verse 48.
  3. Mark 9:48 Isaiah 66:24

40 You also must be ready,(A) because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

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48 But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows.(A) From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.

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The Rich Man and Lazarus

19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day.(A) 20 At his gate was laid a beggar(B) named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table.(C) Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham,(D) have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’(E)

25 “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things,(F) but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.(G) 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’

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22 Then he said to his disciples, “The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man,(A) but you will not see it.(B) 23 People will tell you, ‘There he is!’ or ‘Here he is!’ Do not go running off after them.(C) 24 For the Son of Man in his day[a] will be like the lightning,(D) which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. 25 But first he must suffer many things(E) and be rejected(F) by this generation.(G)

26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah,(H) so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.

28 “It was the same in the days of Lot.(I) People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.

30 “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.(J) 31 On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything.(K) 32 Remember Lot’s wife!(L) 33 Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it.(M) 34 I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. 35 Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.”(N) [36] [b]

37 “Where, Lord?” they asked.

He replied, “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.”(O)

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 17:24 Some manuscripts do not have in his day.
  2. Luke 17:36 Some manuscripts include here words similar to Matt. 24:40.

27 At that time they will see the Son of Man(A) coming in a cloud(B) with power and great glory. 28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”(C)

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Jesus Comforts His Disciples

14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled.(A) You believe(B) in God[a];(C) believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there(D) to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back(E) and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. John 14:1 Or Believe in God

11 “Men of Galilee,”(A) they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back(B) in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

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