MAT.25:1 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
MAT.25:2 “Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
MAT.25:3 “Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them,
MAT.25:4 “but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
MAT.25:5 “But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
MAT.25:6 “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’
MAT.25:7 “Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.
MAT.25:8 “And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’
MAT.25:9 “But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’
MAT.25:10 “And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
MAT.25:11 “Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’
MAT.25:12 “But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
MAT.25:13 “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
MAT.25:14 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them.
MAT.25:15 “And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey.
MAT.25:16 “Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents.
MAT.25:17 “And likewise he who had received two gained two more also.
MAT.25:18 “But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money.
MAT.25:19 “After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them.
MAT.25:20 “So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’
MAT.25:21 “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
MAT.25:22 “He also who had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.’
MAT.25:23 “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
MAT.25:24 “Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed.
MAT.25:25 ‘And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’
MAT.25:26 “But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed.
MAT.25:27 ‘So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest.
MAT.25:28 ‘Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.
MAT.25:29 ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.
MAT.25:30 ‘And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
MAT.25:31 “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.
MAT.25:32 “All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.
MAT.25:33 “And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
MAT.25:34 “Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
MAT.25:35 ‘for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;
MAT.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.’
MAT.25:37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?
MAT.25:38 ‘When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?
MAT.25:39 ‘Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’
MAT.25:40 “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
MAT.25:41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:
MAT.25:42 ‘for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink;
MAT.25:43 ‘I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’
MAT.25:44 “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’
MAT.25:45 “Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’
MAT.25:46 “And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”