The Parable of the Ten Virgins1 Then shall be likened the kingdom of the heavens to ten virgins, the ones who having taken their lamps went forth to meet the groom. 2 And five [3were 1of 1them] practical, and the five moronish. 3 The ones who were moronish, having taken their lamps, did not take [2with 3themselves 1oil]. 4 But the practical took oil in their receptacles with their lamps. 5 [4passing time 1But 2the 3groom], they all slumbered and slept. 6 And in the middle of the night a cry came, Behold, the groom comes, go forth to meet him! 7 Then arose all those virgins, and they trimmed their lamps. 8 And the moronish [2to the 3practical 1said], Give to us from your oil! for our lamps are extinguishing. 9 [4answered 1And 2the 3practical], saying, No, lest at any time it should not be sufficient to us and to you; but you go rather to the ones selling, and buy for yourselves. 10 [3going forth 1And 2of their] to buy, [3came 1the 2groom]; and the ones prepared entered with him unto the wedding feasts; and [3was locked 1the 2door]. 11 And afterwards came also the remaining virgins, saying, O Master, O Master, open to us! 12 And he answering said, Amen I say to you, I do not know you. 13 Be vigilant then! for you know not the day nor the hour in which the son of man comes.
The Parable of the Talents14 For as a man traveling abroad called his own servants, and delivered up to them his possessions. 15 And to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and he traveled abroad immediately. 16 And having gone, the one [2the 3five 4talents 1receiving] worked with them, and made another five talents. 17 Likewise also the one receiving the two, he gained himself also another two. 18 And the [2the 3one 1one receiving], having gone forth dug in the ground, and concealed the money of his master. 19 And after [2time 1a long] came the master of those servants. And he takes up a reckoning with them. 20 And having come forward the one [2the 3five 4talents 1receiving], brought another five talents, saying, O Master, five talents to me you delivered; see, another five talents I gained besides them! 21 [3said 1And 4to him 2his master], Well done, O [4servant 1good 2and 3trustworthy], over a few things you were trustworthy, over many I will place you; enter into the joy of your master! 22 And coming forward also the one [2the 3two 4talents 1receiving], said, O Master, two talents you delivered up to me; see, another two talents I gained besides them! 23 [2said 3to him 1And his master], Well done, O [4servant 1good 2and 3trustworthy], over a few things you were trustworthy, over many I will place you; enter into the joy of your master! 24 And having come forward also the one [2the 3one 4talent 1having taken], said, O Master, I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you sowed not, and gathering from where you dispersed not. 25 And fearing, having gone forth, I hid your talent in the ground; see, you have yours! 26 And responding his master said to him, O Wicked [3servant 1and 2lazy], you knew that I harvest where I sowed not, and gather from where I dispersed not. 27 It was necessary then for you to put my money with the bankers; and coming I be delivered whatever was mine with interest. 28 Take then from him the talent, and give it to the one having the ten talents! 29 For to every one having shall be given, and shall abound; but from the one not having, even what he has shall be taken from him. 30 And [2the 3useless 4servant 1cast out] into [2darkness 1outer]! There, there will be the weeping and gnashing of the teeth. 31 And whenever comes the son of man in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory.
The Sheep Separated from the Goats32 And he shall gather together before him all the nations, and he will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the kids of the goats. 33 And he will set the [2indeed 1sheep] on his right, and the little kids on his left. 34 Then [3shall say 1the 2king] to the ones on his right, Come, O ones being blessed of my father, inherit the [2being prepared 3for you 1kingdom] from the founding of the world! 35 For I hungered, and you gave me to eat; I thirsted, and you gave me a drink; I was a stranger, and you brought me in; 36 naked, and you clothed me; I was sick, and you visited me; [2in 3prison 1I was], and you came to me. 37 Then [3will answer 4to him 1the 2righteous], saying, O Master, when did we see you hungering, and we nourished you; or thirsting, and we gave you a drink? 38 And when did we behold you a stranger, and brought you in? or naked, and we clothed you? 39 And when did we behold you sick or in prison, and we came to you? 40 And answering the king shall say to them, Amen I say to you, in as much as you did to one of these [3of my brethren 1the 2least] you did to me. 41 Then he will say also to the ones on his left, Go from me! O ones being cursed into the [2fire 1eternal], the one having been prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I hungered, and you did not give to me to eat; I thirsted, and you did not give me a drink; 43 I was a stranger, and you did not bring me in; naked, and you did not clothe me; sick and in prison, and you did not visit me. 44 Then [2will answer 3to him 1they also], saying, O Master, when did we behold you hungering, or thirsting, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and we did not serve to you? 45 Then he will answer to them, saying, Amen I say to you, if as much as you did not do to one [3of these 1of the 2least], not even to me did you do. 46 And these shall go forth unto [2punishment 1eternal]; but the righteous unto life eternal.
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