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Matthew 25 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:1 - 'Then shall the reign of the heavens be likened to ten virgins, who, having taken their lamps, went forth to meet the bridegroom;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:2 - and five of them were prudent, and five foolish;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:3 - they who were foolish having taken their lamps, did not take with themselves oil;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:4 - and the prudent took oil in their vessels, with their lamps.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:5 - 'And the bridegroom tarrying, they all nodded and were sleeping,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:6 - and in the middle of the night a cry was made, Lo, the bridegroom doth come; go ye forth to meet him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:7 - 'Then rose all those virgins, and trimmed their lamps,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:8 - and the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil, because our lamps are going out;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:9 - and the prudent answered, saying -- Lest there may not be sufficient for us and you, go ye rather unto those selling, and buy for yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:10 - 'And while they are going away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those ready went in with him to the marriage-feasts, and the door was shut;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:11 - and afterwards come also do the rest of the virgins, saying, Sir, sir, open to us;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:12 - and he answering said, Verily I say to you, I have not known you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:13 - 'Watch therefore, for ye have not known the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man doth come.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:14 - 'For -- as a man going abroad did call his own servants, and did deliver to them his substance,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:15 - and to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to each according to his several ability, went abroad immediately.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:16 - 'And he who did receive the five talents, having gone, wrought with them, and made other five talents;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:17 - in like manner also he who received the two, he gained, also he, other two;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:18 - and he who did receive the one, having gone away, digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:19 - 'And after a long time cometh the lord of those servants, and taketh reckoning with them;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:20 - and he who did receive the five talents having come, brought other five talents, saying, 'Sir, five talents thou didst deliver to me; lo, other five talents did I gain besides them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:21 - 'And his lord said to him, Well done, servant, good and faithful, over a few things thou wast faithful, over many things I will set thee; enter into the joy of thy lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:22 - 'And he who also did receive the two talents having come, said, Sir, two talents thou didst deliver to me; lo, other two talents I did gain besides them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:23 - 'His lord said to him, Well done, servant, good and faithful, over a few things thou wast faithful, over many things I will set thee; enter into the joy of thy lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:24 - 'And he also who hath received the one talent having come, said, Sir, I knew thee, that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou didst not sow, and gathering from whence thou didst not scatter;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:25 - and having been afraid, having gone away, I hid thy talent in the earth; lo, thou hast thine own!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:26 - 'And his lord answering said to him, Evil servant, and slothful, thou hadst known that I reap where I did not sow, and I gather whence I did not scatter!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:27 - it behoved thee then to put my money to the money-lenders, and having come I had received mine own with increase.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:28 - 'Take therefore from him the talent, and give to him having the ten talents,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:29 - for to every one having shall be given, and he shall have overabundance, and from him who is not having, even that which he hath shall be taken from him;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:30 - and the unprofitable servant cast ye forth to the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:31 - 'And whenever the Son of Man may come in his glory, and all the holy messengers with him, then he shall sit upon a throne of his glory;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:32 - and gathered together before him shall be all the nations, and he shall separate them from one another, as the shepherd doth separate the sheep from the goats,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:33 - and he shall set the sheep indeed on his right hand, and the goats on the left.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:34 - 'Then shall the king say to those on his right hand, Come ye, the blessed of my Father, inherit the reign that hath been prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:35 - for I did hunger, and ye gave me to eat; I did thirst, and ye gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and ye received me;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:36 - naked, and ye put around me; I was infirm, and ye looked after me; in prison I was, and ye came unto me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:37 - 'Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see thee hungering, and we nourished? or thirsting, and we gave to drink?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:38 - and when did we see thee a stranger, and we received? or naked, and we put around?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:39 - and when did we see thee infirm, or in prison, and we came unto thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:40 - 'And the king answering, shall say to them, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as ye did it to one of these my brethren -- the least -- to me ye did it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:41 - Then shall he say also to those on the left hand, Go ye from me, the cursed, to the fire, the age-during, that hath been prepared for the Devil and his messengers;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:42 - for I did hunger, and ye gave me not to eat; I did thirst, and ye gave me not to drink;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:43 - a stranger I was, and ye did not receive me; naked, and ye put not around me; infirm, and in prison, and ye did not look after me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:44 - 'Then shall they answer, they also, saying, Lord, when did we see thee hungering, or thirsting, or a stranger, or naked, or infirm, or in prison, and we did not minister to thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:45 - 'Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of these, the least, ye did it not to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:46 - And these shall go away to punishment age-during, but the righteous to life age-during.'

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

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