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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
Matthew, 25:31

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WHEN 1 the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all his holy angels with him; then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory.  1
  And before him shall be gathered all nacions, and he shall sever them won from another, as a shepherd putteth asunder the sheep from the goats. And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on his left.  2
  Then shall the king say to them on his right hand—Come ye blessed children of my father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:  3
  For I was anhungred, and ye gave me meat; I thirsted and ye gave me drink; I was harbourless, and ye lodged me;  4
  I was naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me.  5
  Then shall the just answer him, saying,—Master, when saw we thee anhungred, and fed thee; or athirst, and gave thee drink?  6
  When saw we thee harbourless, and lodged thee; or naked, and clothed thee? or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?  7
  And the king shall answer and say unto them,—Verily I say unto you, in as much as ye have done it unto won of the leest of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.  8
  Then shall the king say unto them that shalbe on the left hand,—Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, which is prepared for the devil and his angels:  9
  For I was anhungred, and ye gave me no meat; I thirsted, and ye gave me no drink; I was harbourless, and ye lodged me not; I was naked, and ye clothed me not; I was sick and in prison, and ye visited me not.  10
  Then shall they also answer him, saying,—Master, when saw we thee anhungred or athirst or harbourless or naked or sick or in prison, and have not ministred unto thee?  11
  Then shall he answer them, and say,—Verily, I say unto you, in as much as ye did it not to won of the leest of these, ye did it not to me.  12
  And these shall go into everlasting punishment; and the righteous into life eternal.  13
 
Note 1. S. Matthew, xxv. 31. I have taken this incomparable vision or myth from Tyndale’s translation, 1526, to show how much our Bible owes to him: but I have kept the following words from the Authorised Version. Glory, throne of his glory, foundation, unto in one place for to: and punishment for pain. I have also omitted ye once and hand once. I have modernised Tyndale’s spelling for convenience, but have kept won (one) to show how old that pronunciation was: and have left other old spellings alongside of it to keep it company, lest it should seem a misprint. I followed Dr. Bosworth’s reprint. [back]
 
 
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