41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me,(A) you who are cursed, into the eternal fire(B) prepared for the devil and his angels.(C) 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.’(D)

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

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16 For God so loved(A) the world that he gave(B) his one and only Son,(C) that whoever believes(D) in him shall not perish but have eternal life.(E)

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My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there(A) to prepare a place for you?

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25 And this is what he promised us—eternal life.(A)

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11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life,(A) and this life is in his Son.(B) 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.(C)

Concluding Affirmations

13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God(D) so that you may know that you have eternal life.(E)

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23 For the wages of sin is death,(A) but the gift of God is eternal life(B) in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 6:23 Or through

Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight.(A) We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.(B)

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25 And this is what he promised us—eternal life.(A)

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11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life,(A) and this life is in his Son.(B) 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.(C)

Concluding Affirmations

13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God(D) so that you may know that you have eternal life.(E)

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The Judgment of the Dead

11 Then I saw a great white throne(A) and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence,(B) and there was no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small,(C) standing before the throne, and books were opened.(D) Another book was opened, which is the book of life.(E) The dead were judged(F) according to what they had done(G) as recorded in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades(H) gave up the dead(I) that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done.(J) 14 Then death(K) and Hades(L) were thrown into the lake of fire.(M) The lake of fire is the second death.(N) 15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life(O) was thrown into the lake of fire.

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