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Matthew 25 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps[fn] and went to meet the bridegroom.[fn]

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Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.

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For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them,

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but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.

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As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept.

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But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’

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Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps.

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And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’

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But the wise answered, saying, ‘Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’

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And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut.

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

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But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’

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Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.

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“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants[fn] and entrusted to them his property.

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To one he gave five talents,[fn] to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.

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He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more.

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So also he who had the two talents made two talents more.

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But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money.

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Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them.

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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.’

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His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.[fn] You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

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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.’

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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.’

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He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed,

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so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’

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But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed?

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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.

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So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents.

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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.

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And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

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“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.

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Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

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And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left.

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Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

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For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,

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I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’

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Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?

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And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?

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And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’

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And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,[fn] you did it to me.’

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“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

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For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,

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I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’

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Then they also will answer, 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?’

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Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’

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And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
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Or torches
Some manuscripts add and the bride
Greek bondservants; also verse 19
A talent was a monetary unit worth about twenty years’ wages for a laborer
Greek bondservant; also verses 23, 26, 30
Or brothers and sisters

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