Book 40 of 66: Matthew: Chapter 025 of 28

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Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins,
which took their lamps,
and went forth to meet the bridegroom.


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And five of them were wise,
and five were foolish.


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They that were foolish took their lamps,
and took no oil with them:


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But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.


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While the bridegroom tarried,
they all slumbered and slept.


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And at midnight there was a cry made,
Behold,
the bridegroom cometh;
go ye out to meet him.


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Then all those virgins arose,
and trimmed their lamps.


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And the foolish said unto the wise,
Give us of your oil;
for our lamps are gone out.


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But the wise answered,
saying,
Not so;
lest there be not enough for us and you:
but go ye rather to them that sell,
and buy for yourselves.


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And while they went to buy,
the bridegroom came;
and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage:
and the door was shut.


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Afterward came also the other virgins,
saying,
Lord,
Lord,
open to us.


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But he answered and said,
Verily I say unto you,
I know you not.


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Watch therefore,
for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.


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For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country,
who called his own servants,
and delivered unto them his goods.


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And unto one he gave five talents,
to another two,
and to another one;
to every man according to his several ability;
and straightway took his journey.


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Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same,
and made them other five talents.


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And likewise he that had received two,
he also gained other two.


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But he that had received one went and digged in the earth,
and hid his lord's money.


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After a long time the lord of those servants cometh,
and reckoneth with them.


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And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents,
saying,
Lord,
thou deliveredst unto me five talents:
behold,
I have gained beside them five talents more.


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His lord said unto him,
Well done,
thou good and faithful servant:
thou hast been faithful over a few things,
I will make thee ruler over many things:
enter thou into the joy of thy lord.


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He also that had received two talents came and said,
Lord,
thou deliveredst unto me two talents:
behold,
I have gained two other talents beside them.


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His lord said unto him,
Well done,
good and faithful servant;
thou hast been faithful over a few things,
I will make thee ruler over many things:
enter thou into the joy of thy lord.


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Then he which had received the one talent came and said,
Lord,
I knew thee that thou art an hard man,
reaping where thou hast not sown,
and gathering where thou hast not strawed:


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And I was afraid,
and went and hid thy talent in the earth:
lo,
there thou hast that is thine.


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His lord answered and said unto him,
Thou wicked and slothful servant,
thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not,
and gather where I have not strawed:


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Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers,
and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.


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Take therefore the talent from him,
and give it unto him which hath ten talents.


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For unto every one that hath shall be given,
and he shall have abundance:
but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.


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And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness:
there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


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When the Son of man shall come in his glory,
and all the holy angels with him,
then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:


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And before him shall be gathered all nations:
and he shall separate them one from another,
as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:


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And he shall set the sheep on his right hand,
but the goats on the left.


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Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand,
Come,
ye blessed of my Father,
inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:


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For I was an hungred,
and ye gave me meat:
I was thirsty,
and ye gave me drink:
I was a stranger,
and ye took me in:


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Naked,
and ye clothed me:
I was sick,
and ye visited me:
I was in prison,
and ye came unto me.


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Then shall the righteous answer him,
saying,
Lord,
when saw we thee an hungred,
and fed thee?
or thirsty,
and gave thee drink?


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When saw we thee a stranger,
and took thee in?
or naked,
and clothed thee?


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Or when saw we thee sick,
or in prison,
and came unto thee?


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And the King shall answer and say unto them,
Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,
ye have done it unto me.


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Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand,
Depart from me,
ye cursed,
into everlasting fire,
prepared for the devil and his angels:


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For I was an hungred,
and ye gave me no meat:
I was thirsty,
and ye gave me no drink:


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I was a stranger,
and ye took me not in:
naked,
and ye clothed me not:
sick,
and in prison,
and ye visited me not.


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Then shall they also answer him,
saying,
Lord,
when saw we thee an hungred,
or athirst,
or a stranger,
or naked,
or sick,
or in prison,
and did not minister unto thee?


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Then shall he answer them,
saying,
Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these,
ye did it not to me.


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And these shall go away into everlasting punishment:
but the righteous into life eternal.


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