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Matthew 25

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.”


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