New American Standard Bible
and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.
King James Bible
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Darby Bible Translation
and he will set the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on his left.
World English Bible
He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Young's Literal Translation
and he shall set the sheep indeed on his right hand, and the goats on the left.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Shall set the sheep ... - By "the sheep" are denoted, here, the righteous. The name is given to them because the sheep is an emblem of innocence and harmlessness. See John 10:7, John 10:14-16, John 10:27; Psalm 100:3; Psalm 74:1; Psalm 23:1-6.
On the right hand - The right hand is the place of honor, and denotes the situation of those who are honored, or those who are virtuous. See Ecclesiastes 10:2; Ephesians 1:20; Psalm 110:1; Acts 2:25, Acts 2:33.
The goats - The wicked. See Ezekiel 34:17.
The left - That is, the left hand. This was the place of dishonor, denoting condemnation. See Ecclesiastes 10:2.
Library'They that were Ready'
'They that were ready went in with him to the marriage.' --MATT. xxv. 10. It is interesting to notice the variety of aspects in which, in this long discourse, Jesus sets forth His Second Coming. It is like the flood that swept away a world. It is like a thief stealing through the dark, and breaking up a house. It is like a master reckoning with his servants. These three metaphors suggest solemn, one might almost say alarming, images. But then this parable comes in and tells how that coming is like …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Traders for the Master
Parable of the Talents (Matt. , xxv. , 14-30) Compared with that of the Pounds (Luke, xix. , 12).
The Ten virgins.
1 Kings 2:19
So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah. And the king arose to meet her, bowed before her, and sat on his throne; then he had a throne set for the king's mother, and she sat on his right.
Kings' daughters are among Your noble ladies; At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.
A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him toward the left.
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