Acts of Mercy (Matthew 25:34-40)

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This passage emphasizes the importance of caring for others and serving them as a way of serving God aswell as Jesus served us. It teaches that our actions towards others reflect our relationship with God, and that we will be judged based on how we have treated the least among us.

The passage also emphasizes the effect of good works, which is a prominent theme in the New Testament. The idea is that faith in Jesus is not just a matter of belief, but also of action - that we are called to love and serve others in tangible ways as an expression of our faith.

The importance of compassion, mercy, and service to others as central to the Christian life, teaches that by doing so, we are fulfilling God's will and participating in his kingdom.


Word Meaning
τότε then; at that time
εἶπον I said (aor. of λέγω)
ὁ, ἡ, τό the
βασιλεύς, έως, ὁ king
ἐκ, ἐξ from, out of (with G)
δεξιός, ά, όν right
αὐτός, ή, ὁ he; self
δεῦτε come!
εὐλογέω bless; praise
πατήρ, πατρός, ὁ father
ἐγώ I
κληρονομέω acquire; inherit
ἑτοιμάζω prepare
ὑμεῖς, ὑμῶν you
βασιλεία, ας, ἡ kingdom
ἀπό from, away from (with G)
καταβολή, ῆς, ἡ foundation
κόσμος, ου, ὁ order; the world
πεινάω be hungry
γάρ for
καί and
δίδωμι give
TpHaMfKSyl4s7qRnmvodCJ0B9cUDjzW2VA6N2683 ἐσθίω eat
διψάω be thirsty
ποτίζω water; give to drink
ξένος, η, ον foreign; stranger
εἰμί I am; be
συνάγω gather; bring together
γυμνός, ή, όν naked
περιβάλλω clothe, adorn
ἀσθενέω be sick, be weak
ἐπισκέπτομαι visit, look at
ἐν in (with D)
φυλακή, ῆς, ἡ guard; guarding
ἔρχομαι come, go
πρός towards; near, at, by (with A)