Matthew 25


25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins,
 who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
25:2 And five of them were wise, and five [were] foolish.
25:3 They that [were] foolish took their lamps, and took no oil
 with them:
25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the
 bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
25:8 And the foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil: for
 our lamps are gone out.
25:9 But the wise answered, saying, [Not so]; lest there be not
 enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and
 buy for yourselves.
25:10 And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came; and
 they that were ready, went in with him to the marriage, and the
 door was shut.
25:11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord,
 open to us.
25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say to you, I know you
 not.
25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour
 in which the Son of man cometh.
25:14 For [the kingdom of heaven is] as a man traveling into a
 far country, [who] called his own servants, and delivered to
 them his goods.
25:15 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to
 another one; to every man according to his several ability; and
 forthwith took his journey.
25:16 Then he that had received the five talents, went and
 traded with the same, and gained other five talents.
25:17 And likewise he that [had received] two, he also gained
 other two.
25:18 But he that had received one, went and digged in the
 earth, and hid his lord's money.
25:19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and
 reckoneth with them.
25:20 And he that had received five talents, came and brought
 other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst to me five
 talents: behold, I have gained besides them five talents more.
25:21 His lord said to him, Well done [thou] good and faithful
 servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make
 thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy
 lord.
25:22 He also that had received two talents came, and said,
 Lord, thou deliveredst to me two talents: behold, I have gained
 two other talents besides them.
25:23 His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful
 servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make
 thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy
 lord.
25:24 Then he who had received the one talent came, and said,
 Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou
 hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strewed:
25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the
 earth: lo, [there] thou hast [what is] thine.
25:26 His lord answered and said to him, [Thou] wicked and
 slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I have not
 sown, and gather where I have not strewed:
25:27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the
 exchangers, and [then] at my coming I should have received my
 own with interest.
25:28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give [it] to him
 who hath ten talents.
25:29 For to every one that hath shall be given, and he shall
 have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away
 even that which he hath.
25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into utter darkness:
 there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the
 holy angels with him, then will he sit upon the throne of his
 glory:
25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he will
 separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his]
 sheep from the goats:
25:33 And he will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats
 on the left.
25:34 Then will the King say to them on his right hand, Come, ye
 blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from
 the foundation of the world:
25:35 For I was hungry, and ye gave me food: I was thirsty, and
 ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I
 was in prison, and ye came to me.
25:37 Then will the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw
 we thee hungry, and fed [thee]? or thirsty, and gave [thee]
 drink?
25:38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took [thee] in? or naked,
 and clothed [thee]?
25:39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came to thee?
25:40 And the king will answer and say to them, Verily I say to
 you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] to one of the least of these
 my brethren, ye have done [it] to me.
25:41 Then will he say also to them on the left hand, Depart
 from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the
 devil and his angels:
25:42 For I was hungry, and ye gave me no food: I was thirsty,
 and ye gave me no drink:
25:43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye
 clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
25:44 Then will they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we
 thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or
 in prison, and did not minister to thee?
25:45 Then will he answer them, saying, Verily I say to you,
 Inasmuch as ye did [it] not to one of the least of these, ye
 did [it] not to me.
25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but
 the righteous into life eternal.
 
 

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