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Matthew 25 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Parable of Ten Virgins

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:1 - “Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:2 - “Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:3 - “For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:4 - but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:5 - “Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:6 - “But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:7 - “Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:8 - “The foolish said to the prudent, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:9 - “But the prudent answered, ‘No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:10 - “And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:11 - “Later the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open up for us.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:12 - “But he answered, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:13 - “Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.

Parable of the Talents

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:14 - “For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:15 - “To one he gave five [fn]talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability; and he went on his journey.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:16 - “Immediately the one who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:17 - “In the same manner the one who had received the two talents gained two more.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:18 - “But he who received the one talent went away, and dug a hole in the ground and hid his [fn]master’s money.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:19 - “Now after a long time the master of those slaves *came and *settled accounts with them.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:20 - “The one who had received the five talents came up and brought five more talents, saying, ‘Master, you entrusted five talents to me. See, I have gained five more talents.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:21 - “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your [fn]master.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:22 - “Also the one who had received the two talents came up and said, ‘Master, you entrusted two talents to me. See, I have gained two more talents.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:23 - “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:24 - “And the one also who had received the one talent came up and said, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow and gathering where you scattered no seed.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:25 - ‘And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:26 - “But his master answered and said to him, ‘You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I scattered no seed.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:27 - ‘Then you ought to have put my money [fn]in the bank, and on my arrival I would have received my money back with interest.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:28 - ‘Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:29 - “For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:30 - “Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

The Judgment

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:31 - “But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:32 - “All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:33 - and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:34 - “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:35 - ‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:36 - naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:37 - “Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink?

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:38 - ‘And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You?

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:39 - ‘When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:40 - “The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:41 - “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:42 - for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:43 - I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:44 - “Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not [fn]take care of You?’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:45 - “Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:46 - “These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
NASB Footnotes
A talent was worth about fifteen years' wages of a laborer
Or, lord's
Or, lord
Literally: to the bankers
Or, serve

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