Then shall He answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to Me.
“Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’
“Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’
“He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me.’
And He will reply to them, Solemnly I declare to you, in so far as you failed to do for the least [in the estimation of men] of these, you failed to do it for Me.
Then He shall answer them, saying, Assuredly, I am saying to you, in so far as you did not do it to one of these least ones, neither did you do it to Me.
“Then the King will answer them with these words, ‘I assure you that whatever you failed to do to the humblest of My brothers you failed to do to Me.’
“Then He will answer, ‘I solemnly say to you, every time you failed to do a good deed to one of these most insignificant people, you failed to do a good deed to Me.’
- No cross references or parallel passage have been cited for this verse.
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