Matthew 25
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The Parable of the Ten Virgins

1"Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be likened to ten virgins, who, taking their lamps, went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2And five of them were foolish, and five wise; 3for the foolish, taking their lamps, did not take oil with them; 4but the wise took oil in the vessels with their lamps. 5Now, the bridegroom tarrying, they all became drowsy, and were sleeping; 6but at midnight a cry has been made, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him!' 7"Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us of your oil, because our lamps are going out.' 9But the wise answered, saying, 'Perhaps there will not be enough for us and you; go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.' 10And, while they were going away to buy, the bridegroom came, and the ready ones went in with him to the marriage feast; and the door was shut. 11"And afterward come also the remaining virgins, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!' 12But he, answering, said, 'Verily I say to you, I know you not.' 13Watch, therefore, because ye know not the day, nor the hour!

The Parable of the Talents
(Luke 19:11–27)

14"For it is as when a man, going abroad, called his own servants, and delivered to them his goods: 15and to one, indeed, he gave five talents; and to another, two; and to another, one?to each according to his own ability; and he went abroad. 16"Straightway the one receiving the five talents, going, traded with them, and gained five others. 17Likewise he also who received two gained other two. 18And he who received one, going away, digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.

19And, after a long time, the lord of those servants comes, and makes a reckoning with them. 20And the one who received the five talents, coming near brought other five talents, saying, 'Lord, you delivered to me five talents; behold, I gained other five talents.' 21His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will set you over many; enter into the joy of your lord.'

22"He also, who received the two talents, coming near, said, 'You delivered to me two talents; behold, I gained other two talents.' 23His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things; I will set you over many things: enter into the joy of your lord.'

24And he who received the one talent, coming near said, 'Lord, I knew you, that you are a hard man; reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter; 25and, being afraid, going away, I hid your talent in the earth: behold, you have your own.'

26But his lord, answering, said to him, 'Wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I did not scatter. 27It behooved you, therefore, to put my money to the bankers; and, at my coming, I would have received my own with interest. 28Take from him, therefore, the talent, and give it to him who has the ten talents.'

29For, to every one that has, shall be given, and he shall be made to abound; but from him that has not shall be taken away even what he has; 30and cast out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness: there will be the weeping, and the gnashing of teeth!

The Sheep and the Goats

31"And, when the Son of man cometh in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then will He sit on the throne of His glory; 32and there will be gathered before Him all the nations; and He will separate them one from another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; 33and He will set the sheep, indeed, on His right hand, but the goats on the left.

34"Then will the King say to those on His right hand, 'Come, ye blessed of My Father! inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the founding of the world: 35for I hungered, and ye gave Me to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took Me in; 36naked, and ye clothed Me; I was sick, and ye looked after Me; I was in prison, and ye came to Me.' 37"Then will the righteous answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see Thee hungering, and fed Thee? or thirsting, and gave Thee drink? 38And when did we see Thee a stranger, and took Thee in; or naked, and clothed Thee? 39And, when did we see Thee sick, or in prison, and came to Thee?' 40"And, answering, the King will say to them, 'Verily I say to you, inasmuch as ye did it to one of My brethren, even the least, ye did it to Me.'

41Then will He say also to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, ye accursed! into the eternal fire which was prepared for the Devil and his angels; 42for I hungered, and ye did not give Me to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave Me no drink; 43I was a stranger, and ye took Me not in; naked, and ye did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and ye did not look after Me.' 44"Then will they also answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see Thee hungering, or thirsting, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to Thee?' 45"Then will He answer them, saying, 'Verily I say to you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of these least, ye did it not to Me!' 46"And these shall go away into age-lasting punishment, but the righteous into age-lasting life."

Worrell New Testament (1904)

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Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible.

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