Matthew 25:10-4110 And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and a those who were ready went in with him to b the marriage feast, and c the door was shut. 11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying d ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ 12 e But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you f I do not know you.’ 13 g Watch therefore, for you h know neither the day nor the hour.
The Parable of the Talents14 i “For j it will be like a man k going on a journey, who called his servants ▼
▼ Greek bondservants; also verse 19and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five m talents ▼
▼ A talent was a monetary unit worth about twenty years’ wages for a laborerto another two, to another one o to each according to his ability. Then he p went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18 But he who had received the one talent went and q dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. 19 Now r after a long time the master of those servants came and s settled accounts with them. 20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ 21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and t faithful servant. ▼
▼ Greek bondservant; also verses 23, 26, 30v You have been faithful over a little; w I will set you over much. Enter into x the joy of your master.’ 22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.’ 23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be y a hard man, reaping z where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here aa you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered him, ‘You ab wicked and ac slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29 ad For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And ae cast af the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place ag there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
The Final Judgment31 ah “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him ai then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him aj will be gathered ak all the nations, and al he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates am the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then an the King will say to ao those on his right, ‘Come, you ap who are blessed by my Father aq inherit ar the kingdom as prepared for you at from the foundation of the world. 35 For au I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you av gave me drink aw I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 ax I was naked and you clothed me ay I was sick and you az visited me ba I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And bb the King will answer them bc ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these bd my brothers ▼
▼ Or brothers and sistersyou did it to me.’ 41 “Then he will say to those on his left bf ‘Depart from me, you bg cursed, into bh the eternal fire prepared for bi the devil and his angels.
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