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31 (A)“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, 32 (B)and all the nations[a] will be assembled before him. And he will separate them 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.

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Footnotes

  1. 25:32 All the nations: before the end the gospel will have been preached throughout the world (Mt 24:14); thus the Gentiles will be judged on their response to it. But the phrase all the nations includes the Jews also, for at the judgment “the Son of Man…will repay everyone according to his conduct” (Mt 16:27).

11 Rather, he requites mortals for their conduct,
    and brings home to them their way of life.(A)

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13     so too, my Lord, does mercy,
For you repay each man
    according to his deeds.(A)

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10 I, the Lord, explore the mind
    and test the heart,
Giving to all according to their ways,
    according to the fruit of their deeds.(A)

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and to grant rest along with us to you who are undergoing afflictions, at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with his mighty angels, in blazing fire, inflicting punishment on those who do not acknowledge God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.(A)

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