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Matthew 25:46 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And these shall go away into eternal punishment: but the righteous into eternal life.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And these shall go away into eternal punishment, and the righteous into life eternal.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, these, shall go away, into, age-abiding, correction, but, the righteous, into, age-abiding, life.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And these shall go away to punishment age-during, but the righteous to life age-during.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And these shall go into everlasting punishment: but the just, into life everlasting.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And these shall goe away into euerlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternall.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And these shall go away into the torment which is eternal, and the just into the life which is eternal.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And these will go into everlasting torment, and the righteous into everlasting life.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
these 3778
{3778} Prime
οὗτος
houtos
{hoo'-tos}
Including the nominative masculine plural (second form), nominative feminine signular (third form), and the nominate feminine plural, (fourth form). From the article G3588 and G0846; the he (she or it), that is, this or that (often with the article repeated).
shall go away 565
{0565} Prime
ἀπέρχομαι
aperchomai
{ap-erkh'-om-ahee}
From G0575 and G2064; to go off (that is, depart), aside (that is, apart) or behind (that is, follow), literally or figuratively.
z5695
<5695> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 271
into 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
everlasting 166
{0166} Prime
αἰώνιος
aionios
{ahee-o'-nee-os}
From G0165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well).
punishment: 2851
{2851} Prime
κόλασις
kolasis
{kol'-as-is}
From G2849; penal infliction.
but 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
righteous 1342
{1342} Prime
δίκαιος
dikaios
{dik'-ah-yos}
From G1349; equitable (in character or act); by implication innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively).
into 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
life 2222
{2222} Prime
ζωή
zoe
{dzo-ay'}
From G2198; life (literally or figuratively).
eternal. 166
{0166} Prime
αἰώνιος
aionios
{ahee-o'-nee-os}
From G0165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 25:46

_ _ And these shall go away — these “cursed” ones. Sentence, it should seem, was first pronounced — in the hearing of the wicked — upon the righteous, who thereupon sit as assessors in the judgment upon the wicked (1 Corinthians 6:2); but sentence is first executed, it should seem, upon the wicked, in the sight of the righteous — whose glory will thus not be beheld by the wicked, while their descent into “their own place” will be witnessed by the righteous, as Bengel notes.

_ _ into everlasting punishment — or, as in Matthew 25:41, “everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.” Compare Matthew 13:42; 2 Thessalonians 1:9, etc. This is said to be “prepared for the devil and his angels,” because they were “first in transgression.” But both have one doom, because one unholy character.

_ _ but the righteous into life eternal — that is, “life everlasting.” The word in both clauses, being in the original the same, should have been the same in the translation also. Thus the decisions of this awful day will be final, irreversible, unending.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 25:31-46.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 25:46

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into life everlasting — Either therefore the punishment is strictly eternal, or the reward is not: the very same expression being applied to the former as to the latter. The Judge will speak first to the righteous, in the audience of the wicked. The wicked shall then go away into everlasting fire, in the view of the righteous. Thus the damned shall see nothing of the everlasting life; but the just will see the punishment of the ungodly. It is not only particularly observable here, That the punishment lasts as long as the reward; but, That this punishment is so far from ceasing at the end of the world, that it does not begin till then.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
everlasting:

Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame [and] everlasting contempt.
Mark 9:44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
Mark 9:46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
Mark 9:48-49 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. ... For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
Luke 16:26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that [would come] from thence.
John 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
2 Thessalonians 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
Revelation 14:10-11 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: ... And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet [are], and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

the righteous:

Matthew 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Psalms 16:10-11 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. ... Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence [is] fulness of joy; at thy right hand [there are] pleasures for evermore.
John 3:15-16 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. ... For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
John 10:27-28 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: ... And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any [man] pluck them out of my hand.
Romans 2:7-16 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: ... In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
Romans 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 John 2:25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, [even] eternal life.
1 John 5:11-12 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. ... He that hath the Son hath life; [and] he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
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