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Matthew 25:31

    Matthew 25:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But when the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then will he be seated in his glory:

    Webster's Revision

    But when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory:

    World English Bible

    "But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory:

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 25:31

    When the Son of man shall come - This must be understood of Christ's coming at the last day, to judge mankind: though all the preceding part of the chapter may be applied also to the destruction of Jerusalem.

    Holy angels - The word αγιοι is omitted by many excellent manuscripts, versions, and fathers. Mill and Bengel approve of the omission, and Griesbach has left it out of the text. It is supposed by some that our Lord will have other angels (messengers) with him in that day, besides the holy ones. The evil angels may be in attendance to take, as their prey, those who shall be found on his left hand.

    The throne of his glory - That glorious throne on which his glorified human nature is seated, at the right hand of the Father.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 25:31

    When the Son of man ... - This is in answer to the question which the disciples proposed to Jesus respecting the end of the world, Matthew 24:3. That this refers to the last judgment, and not, as some have supposed, to the destruction of Jerusalem, appears:

    1. From the fact that it was in answer to an express inquiry respecting "the end" of the world.

    2. "All nations" were to be assembled, which did not take place at the destruction of Jerusalem.

    3. A separation was to take place between the righteous and the wicked, which was not done at Jerusalem.

    4. The rewards and punishments are declared to be "eternal."

    None of these things took place at the destruction of Jerusalem.

    In his glory - In his own proper honor. With his glorified body, and as the head and king of the universe, Acts 1:11; Ephesians 1:20-22; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; 1 Corinthians 15:24-25, 1 Corinthians 15:52.

    The throne of his glory - This means, in the language of the Hebrews, his glorious or splendid throne. It is not to be taken literally, as if there would be a material throne or seat for the King of Zion. It expresses the idea that he will come "as a king and judge" to assemble his subjects before him, and to appoint them their rewards.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 25:31

    25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him - With what majesty and grandeur does our Lord here speak of himself Giving us one of the noblest instances of the true sublime. Indeed not many descriptions in the sacred writings themselves seem to equal this. Methinks we can hardly read it without imagining ourselves before the awful tribunal it describes.