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Separate the sheep from the goats

Posted by ESC on January 28, 2006

In Reply to: Separate the sheep from the goats posted by rosemary on January 27, 2006

: what's the origin of the phrase to separate the sheep from the goats.

The Bible.

Matthew 25
31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.