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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO SAINT MATTHEW

- Matthew 25 -

 








CHAPTER 25





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

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

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

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

5 While the bridegroom tarried, they
all slumbered and slept.

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

7 Then all those virgins arose, and
trimmed their lamps.

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

9 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.

10 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.

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

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

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

14 #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.

15 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.


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

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

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

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

20 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.


21 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.


22 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.


23 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.


24 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:

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

26 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:


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

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

29 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.


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

31 #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:

32 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:


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


34 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:

35 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:

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

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

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

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

40 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.

41 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:

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

43 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.

44 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?

45 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.

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

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