When did we ever see you sick or in prison, and visit you?'
The King will reply, "I tell you, whenever you did this for one of the least important of these followers of mine, you did it for me!'
"Then he will say to those on his left, "Away from me, you that are under God's curse! Away to the eternal fire which has been prepared for the Devil and his angels!
I was hungry but you would not feed me, thirsty but you would not give me a drink;
I was a stranger but you would not welcome me in your homes, naked but you would not clothe me; I was sick and in prison but you would not take care of me.'
Then they will answer him, "When, Lord, did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and we would not help you?'
The King will reply, "I tell you, whenever you refused to help one of these least important ones, you refused to help me.'
These, then, will be sent off to eternal punishment, but the righteous will go to eternal life." 1