Matthew Chapter 25

The holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. See references below.

Matthew 25:1-13

Psalms 45:13-15

Earthly celebration.

Isaiah 52:1

Earthly celebration.

Matthew 22:1-14

John 14:1-4

Hebrews 11:16

Revelation 19:7,8

Revelation 21:2 (P)

Revelation 22:19

JND v2, pp257,258

JND Collected writings. Notes on the Revelation.

Marriage supper of the Lamb. With Babylon out of the way the last Hallelujah ushers in the glorious Lamb's wife who has made herself ready. See references below.

Matthew 25:1-13

Psalms 45:13

Isaiah 54:1-10

Isaiah 61:10

Hosea 2:15-17

Matthew 8:11

Matthew 22:1-14

Luke 13:29

John 2:1-12

Ephesians 5:25-27

Hebrews 11:10-16

Revelation 3:5

Revelation 19:6-9 (P)

Note links below cover both the earthly and heavenly aspects of the wife.

JND v5, pp70-74

JND Collected writings.

Christ as the Morning Star

Until the day dawn and the morning star arise in your hearts. As we see the first light of the day, the morning star shines brighter at that moment. The coming day becomes a reality. See links in Psalm 72:1-19,Num 24:17,Rev 22:16,and others below.

Matthew 25:1-13

Being ready.

Numbers 24:17

Psalms 72:1-19

Matthew 17:1,2

His face shone as the sun.

2 Peter 1:19 (P,M)

Revelation 22:16

JT v48, pp366

JND v32, pp252

JND Collected writings.

The parable of the 10 virgins. Need to be watching and ready for the bridegroom whether it be the faithful remnant or the church. The bridegroom tarrying is a test, see connections as to the morning star and other references as to watching and waiting.

Matthew 25:1-13 (P,M)

The bride is not emphasized here, but more the virgins not being ready. and those (professing believers)who had no oil in their lamps.

Matthew 22:2

Wedding feast.

Mark 13:35-37


Luke 12:40

Be ye ready.

Luke 21:36

Watch therefore.

John 3:29

John the baptist as the friend of the bridegroom.

1 Thessalonians 1:10

To await his Son from the heavens.

2 Peter 1:19

Until the day dawn and the morning star arise in your hearts.

Revelation 2:28

Overcomer in Thyatira promised the morning star.

Revelation 19:7

The marriage of the Lamb is come.

Revelation 21:2

As a bride adorned for her husband.

Revelation 21:9

the bride the Lambs wife.

Revelation 22:16

The bright and morning star.

FER v7, pp190

FER v9, pp331

JBS v1, pp473,474

JBS v2, pp194

JT v48, pp414,415

JT v48, pp455

JT v48, pp463

JT v48, pp467-474

JND v2, pp292

JND Collected writings.

JND v5, pp115,116

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp180

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp210

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp239

JND Collected writings.

JND v32, pp248

JND Collected writings

Foolish virgins.

Matthew 25:3 (P)

2 Timothy 3:5 (P)

It was given to her (the Lamb's wife) that she should be clothed in fine linen, bright and pure; for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints. See important footnote "e" in JND bible that it is actual not imputed righteousness. See links below.

Matthew 25:10

Psalms 45:13

Psalms 132:9

Isaiah 61:10

Note Ps.45:13, 132:9 and Is.61:10 relate to the earthly wife.

Matthew 22:2

John 14:1-4

Romans 2:7

1 Corinthians 3:12-14

Ephesians 5:25-27

Philippians 1:10,11

Revelation 3:5

Revelation 19:8 (P)

Note the garment given to the Lambs wife is the result of her righteous acts in her responsible history here. Compare Eph.5:26,27 where the wife is maintained by the Lord for the time of presentation.

Revelation 21:2,9

Revelation 22:19

John the Baptist

John the friend of the bridegroom.

Matthew 25:10

Matthew 22:1-14

John 3:29 (P)

The kingdom of the heavens like a king who made a wedding feast for his son.

Matthew 25:10

Matthew 22:1-14 (P)

Luke 14:16-23

John 3:29

Revelation 19:7

Revelation 21:2,9

I am about to spue thee out of my mouth. See Matt 7:21,25:12.

Matthew 25:12

Matthew 7:21

Revelation 3:16 (P)

JND v5, pp7

JND Collected writings.

JND v2, pp332,333

JND Collected writings.

Christ seated at the right hand of God, enemies made as footstool at His feet. # Indicates His present position at the right hand of God in references below,** indicates Him taking His own throne of glory in the future.

Matthew 25:31


Psalms 2:6-8


Psalms 8:6


Psalms 68:18


Psalms 110:1 (P,M)

Daniel 7:9


Zechariah 6:13


Matthew 26:64


Mark 12:35-37


Mark 14:62


Mark 16:19


Luke 20:41-44


Acts 2:33-35


1 Corinthians 15:25,25


Ephesians 1:22


Ephesians 4:8


Colossians 1:16


Hebrews 1:3,13


Hebrews 2:6-8


Hebrews 4:14


Hebrews 8:1


Hebrews 10:12,13


Revelation 1:4


JND v2, pp285

JND Collected writings.

JND v2, pp338

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp312

JND Collected writings. Note Christ rises from the right hand of the Farthers throne, to take His own throne.

JND v32, pp251

JND Collected writings.

Times of the Gentiles

A steam of fire issues from the Ancient of days, judgments set, books opened and the beast destroyed. See many links in Isaiah 2:12 and other links below.

Matthew 25:31,32

Psalms 50:3

Isaiah 2:12

Isaiah 30:33

Isaiah 66:15

Jeremiah 17:10

Daniel 7:10-12 (P,M)

2 Thessalonians 2:7,8

Hebrews 9:27

Revelation 5:11

And the number was ten thousands of ten thousands and thousands of thousands.

Revelation 11:18

Revelation 13:8

Revelation 20:11,12

JND v11, pp317

JND Collected writings.

The Coming Messiah

Christ sitting on His throne of glory, judging the nations, related to their treatment of His people, probably during the time of the Tribulation. See references in Matt.10:15.

Matthew 25:31-46 (P,M)

Matthew 10:15

JT v48, pp460

JT v48, pp474-476

JND v2, pp322

JND Collected writings.

JND v2, pp343

JND Collected writings.

JND v32, pp250,254

JND Collected writings.

Day of the Lord (Judgement in the Tribulation)

Judgment day, most events prior to the Millennium, but also may look on to the Great White Throne. See many references in Deut 28:1-69, Jer 17:10, Is.2:12,Is.24:1-23, Joel 3:2,9-17 and N.T. references below.

Matthew 25:31-46

Deuteronomy 28:1-68

More long term historical judgments related to Isreal and Judah.

Psalms 96:13

Isaiah 2:12

Day of the Lord.

Isaiah 24:1-23

Day of the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:10

Joel 3:2,9-17


Matthew 10:15 (P)

Matthew 11:22-24

Matthew 12:36-42

Matthew 13:42

Matthew 16:27

Matthew 24:15-21

Matthew 24:5,6

Mark 12:38-40

Luke 8:17

Luke 10:14

Luke 12:47,48

Luke 17:26-30

John 12:48

Acts 17:31

Romans 2:5,6,16

Romans 3:23

2 Thessalonians 1:8-10

Hebrews 9:27,28

Hebrews 10:29-31

1 Peter 1:7,13

2 Peter 2:9

Jude 1:14-15

Revelation 20:11-13

Great white throne.

JND v11, pp145

JND Collected writings, general comments about ch. 10.


Gathering of all the nations into the valley of Jehoshaphat. See references in Isaiah 2:12, Day of the Lord. This valley is in a different location related to the valley of Megiddon. See Zech12:11. Link with Matt.25:31-46.

Matthew 25:31-46 (P)

Main link with Joel Ch.3. Jehoshaphat means "Jehovah is judge".

Isaiah 2:12

Isaiah 13:10-13

Isaiah 34:3

Isaiah 63:1-6

Ezekiel 39:20 (P)

Not Armageddon but similar in carnage.

Joel 3:1,2,9-17 (P)

Joel 3:2

"Have parted my land". May be judgement against nations in pressuring Israel for Israel / Palestine partition.

Micah 4:11-13 (P)

Hint of Armageddon?

Zephaniah 3:8

Zechariah 9:11-17

Zechariah 12:3-9

Nations gathered agaist Jerusalem.

Zechariah 14:2,12-15

Matthew 10:15

Matthew 24:22

Revelation 14:17-20

Note the carnage of Armageddon (1,600 stadia,about 184 miles)possibly begins on the plains of Megiddo, goes down through the valley of Jehosaphat and Jerusalem and Edom.

Revelation 16:12-16

Revelation 17:14

The Lamb overcomes the beast and the false prophet.

Revelation 19:11-21

JND v2, pp339,343

JND Collected writings.

JND v2, pp365

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp276,308

JND Collected writings.

Christ Instructing His Disciples about the Completion of the Age

Thus also shall be the coming of the Son of man. See scripture links in Mark 13:32 and Luke 21:34. The Lord answers the disciples' question about the time of His return. "No one knows that but my Father alone".

Matthew 25:31

Deuteronomy 29:29

Hidden things belong to Jehovah, and the revealed to us and our children.

Matthew 24:36-39 (P)

Mark 13:32

Link with Matt. 24:38,39.

Luke 17:23-26

Luke 21:34

Link with Matt. 24:38,39.

Acts 1:6,7

2 Peter 3:4


Solomon's reign, looks forward to Christ's rule in the Millennium.

Matthew 25:31-46

Genesis 49:10

Numbers 14:21

Deuteronomy 28:1-2

2 Samuel 7:12-16

2 Samuel 23:3-4

1 Kings 8:20

1 Chronicles 17:11

Psalms 2:1-12

Psalms 8:6

Psalms 67:4

Psalms 72:1-19 (P,M)

Psalms 96:10

Psalms 110:1-7

Psalms 118:26

Psalms 132:17

Isaiah 1:25-27

Isaiah 2:2-4

Isaiah 4:3-6

Isaiah 9:6-7

Isaiah 11:3-10

Isaiah 12:3-6

Isaiah 24:23

Isaiah 25:6-8

Isaiah 30:15-26

Isaiah 32:1-18

Isaiah 33:17-22

Isaiah 35:1-10

Isaiah 35:1-2

Isaiah 40:1-28

Isaiah 41:17-20

Isaiah 42:1

Isaiah 44:3

Isaiah 49:1-26

Isaiah 51:11

Isaiah 51:3

Isaiah 54:1-17

Isaiah 55:12-13

Isaiah 58:8-12

Isaiah 60:19-21

Isaiah 61:1-8

Isaiah 65:18-25

Jeremiah 3:17

Jeremiah 23:5-8

Jeremiah 30:3-9

Jeremiah 31:1-40

Ezekiel 20:33-38

Ezekiel 21:27 (G)

Ezekiel 28:25-26

Ezekiel 34:23-31

Ezekiel 36:27-28

Ezekiel 40:1-49

Ezekiel 41:1-26

Ezekiel 42:1-20

Ezekiel 43:1-27

Ezekiel 44:1-31

Ezekiel 45:1-25

Ezekiel 46:1-24

Ezekiel 47:1-23

Ezekiel 48:1-35

Daniel 2:44-45

Daniel 7:14,27-28

Hosea 3:4-5

Hosea 6:1-4

Hosea 14:4-7

Joel 2:21-27

Joel 3:18-21

Amos 9:8-15

Obadiah 1:17

Micah 4:1-13

Micah 5:4-5

Habakkuk 2:14

Zephaniah 3:8-20

Haggai 2:6-9,20-23

Zechariah 1:16-17

Zechariah 2:10-12

Zechariah 8:1-23

Note touch of longevity in vs.4 " multitude of days".

Zechariah 9:10

See connection to vs.8 in Psalm 72.

Zechariah 14:1-11

Malachi 4:1-3

Matthew 13:41-43

1 Corinthians 15:23-28

Ephesians 1:10

2 Peter 1:19

Revelation 7:17

Revelation 20:1-6

Revelation 21:9-27

Revelation 22:1-5

God's judgment on the wicked.

Matthew 25:32,41-46

Psalms 75:8 (G)

Isaiah 34:8-10

Isaiah 51:17

Jeremiah 25:15

Matthew 13:28-30,40-42

Mark 9:48

2 Thessalonians 1:7

Revelation 14:9-11

Revelation 20:10

Bottomless pit. See Isaiah 66:24 and Matt 25:41.

Matthew 25:41

Isaiah 66:24

Luke 8:31 (G)


Dragon's tail draws a third part of the stars of heaven; and he cast them to the earth. He stands before the woman that when she brings forth he might devour her child. See references below.

Matthew 25:41

Eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. We see in Rev.12:4 the devil and 1/3 of the angels.

Matthew 2:16-18

Herod destroys children in Bethlehem and its borders. Sadly this fulfills Jer.31:15.

2 Peter 2:4

Angels who had sinned.

Jude 1:6

Angels who had sinned.

Revelation 12:4 (P)

JND v2, pp195

JND Collected writings. Notes on Revelation.

JND v2, pp326

JND Collected writings.

Lake of Fire

Those cursed of the nations (on the left) go to eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

Matthew 25:41 (P)

Daniel 12:12

Luke 8:31

Hebrews 9:27

Hebrews 10:31

2 Peter 2:4

Jude 1:6

Revelation 1:18

Revelation 20:1,10

Angels who kept not their own original state. He keeps in eternal chains of darkness. See many references below.

Matthew 25:41

Genesis 6:1,2

Sons of God generally viewed as angels.

Luke 8:31

2 Peter 2:4

Jude 1:6 (P)

Revelation 1:18

Christ has control of these beings. He is head of all principalities and authorities. He has the keys of death and of hades.

Revelation 12:4

Day of the Lord (Judgement in the Tribulation)

The beast and the kings of the earth are gathered together to make war with Christ and his army. The beast and the false prophet were taken and alive both cast into the lake of fire. See many references below.

Matthew 25:41

Psalms 2:2

Isaiah 2:12

Day of the Lord.

Isaiah 66:24

Lake of fire.

Joel 3:2


Revelation 11:18

Revelation 13:1

Revelation 16:13,14

Revelation 16:16

Revelation 17:13,14

Revelation 19:19,20 (P)

Revelation 22:19

JND v5, pp82

JND v2, pp251,252

JND Collected writings. Notes on the Revelation.

Gog and Magog

After the 1,000 years Satan is loosed. He goes out to deceive the nations and gathers them to war. They surround the city and the camp of the saints. Fire comes down from heaven and devours them. The devil is cast into the lake of fire. See links below.

Matthew 25:41

The cursed go into eternal fire.

Genesis 10:2,3

Gog and Magog.

Psalms 18:44

Shows the state of rebelling at the end of the millenium.

Psalms 66:3

Shows the state of rebelling at the end of the millenium.

Psalms 81:15

Shows the state of rebelling at the end of the millenium.

Psalms 87:2-3

The city of God.

Isaiah 66:24

Probably the lake of fire.

Ezekiel 38:2,16

Gog and his allies against Isreal.

2 Peter 3:7

Fire and day of judgment.

Revelation 14:10-11

Revelation 19:20

Revelation 20:7-10 (P)

JND v5, pp92,93

JND Collected writings.

JT v48, pp513,514

JND v11, pp326

JND Collected writings.