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Matthew 25:1 ←
“Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
Matthew 25:2 ←
Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
Matthew 25:3 ←
Those who were foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them,
Matthew 25:4 ←
but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
Matthew 25:5 ←
Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
Matthew 25:6 ←
But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!’
Matthew 25:7 ←
Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
Matthew 25:8 ←
The foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’
Matthew 25:9 ←
But the wise answered, saying, ‘What if there isn’t enough for us and you? You go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’
Matthew 25:10 ←
While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut.
Matthew 25:11 ←
Afterward the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us.’
Matthew 25:12 ←
But he answered, ‘Most certainly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
Matthew 25:13 ←
Watch therefore, for you don’t know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
Matthew 25:14 ←
“For it is like a man going into another country, who called his own servants and entrusted his goods to them.
Matthew 25:15 ←
To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his own ability. Then he went on his journey.
Matthew 25:16 ←
Immediately he who received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents.
Matthew 25:17 ←
In the same way, he also who got the two gained another two.
Matthew 25:18 ←
But he who received the one talent went away and dug in the earth and hid his lord’s money.
Matthew 25:19 ←
“Now after a long time the lord of those servants came, and settled accounts with them.
Matthew 25:20 ←
He who received the five talents came and brought another five talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents. Behold, I have gained another five talents in addition to them.’
Matthew 25:21 ←
“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
Matthew 25:22 ←
“He also who got the two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents. Behold, I have gained another two talents in addition to them.’
Matthew 25:23 ←
“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things. I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
Matthew 25:24 ←
“He also who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you that you are a hard man, reaping where you didn’t sow, and gathering where you didn’t scatter.
Matthew 25:25 ←
I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the earth. Behold, you have what is yours.’
Matthew 25:26 ←
“But his lord answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant. You knew that I reap where I didn’t sow, and gather where I didn’t scatter.
Matthew 25:27 ←
You ought therefore to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back my own with interest.
Matthew 25:28 ←
Take away therefore the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents.
Matthew 25:29 ←
For to everyone who has will be given, and he will have abundance, but from him who doesn’t have, even that which he has will be taken away.
Matthew 25:30 ←
Throw out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Matthew 25:31 ←
“But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory.
Matthew 25:32 ←
Before him all the nations will be gathered, and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
Matthew 25:33 ←
He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Matthew 25:34 ←
Then the King will tell those on his right hand, ‘Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
Matthew 25:35 ←
for I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you took me in.
Matthew 25:36 ←
I was naked and you clothed me. I was sick and you visited me. I was in prison and you came to me.’
Matthew 25:37 ←
“Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink?
Matthew 25:38 ←
When did we see you as a stranger and take you in, or naked and clothe you?
Matthew 25:39 ←
When did we see you sick or in prison and come to you?’
Matthew 25:40 ←
“The King will answer them, ‘Most certainly I tell you, because you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
Matthew 25:41 ←
Then he will say also to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels;
Matthew 25:42 ←
for I was hungry, and you didn’t give me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink;
Matthew 25:43 ←
I was a stranger, and you didn’t take me in; naked, and you didn’t clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’
Matthew 25:44 ←
“Then they will also answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and didn’t help you?’
Matthew 25:45 ←
“Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Most certainly I tell you, because you didn’t do it to one of the least of these, you didn’t do it to me.’
Matthew 25:46 ←
These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”