The Ten Virgins - Matthew 25

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto  ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet  the bridegroom. Matthew 25:1  KJV

Matthew 25:2 And five of them were wise, and  five were foolish. 

Matthew 25:3 They that were foolish took  their lamps, and took no oil with them: 

Matthew 25:4 But the wise  took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 

Matthew 25:5 While the  bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 

Matthew 25:6  And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 

Matthew 25:7 Then all  those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 

Matthew 25:8 And  the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our  lamps are gone out. 

Matthew 25:9 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. 

Matthew 25:10  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. 

Matthew 25:11 Afterward came also the other  virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 

Matthew 25:12 But he  answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.   

Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor  the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.  

Matthew 25:14 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. 

Matthew 25:15 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. 

Matthew 25:16 Then he that had received the five  talents went and traded with the same, and made them  other five talents. 

Matthew 25:17 And likewise he that had  received two, he also gained other two. 

Matthew 25:18 But he that  had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his  lord’s money. 

Matthew 25:19 After a long time the lord of those  servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. 

Matthew 25:20 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.  

Matthew 25:21 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. 

Matthew 25:22 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.  

Matthew 25:23 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. 

Matthew 25:24 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: 

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

Matthew 25:26 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: 

Matthew 25:27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my  money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should  have received mine own with usury. 

Matthew 25:28 Take therefore  the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten  talents. 

Matthew 25:29 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. 

Matthew 25:30 And  cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there  shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  

Matthew 25:31 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: 

Matthew 25:32 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:  

Matthew 25:33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the  goats on the left. 

Matthew 25:34 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: 

Matthew 25:35 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: 

Matthew 25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick,  and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.  

Matthew 25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord,  when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty,  and gave thee drink? 

Matthew 25:38 When saw we thee a  stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?  

Matthew 25:39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came  unto thee? 

Matthew 25:40 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. 

Matthew 25:41 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: 

Matthew 25:42 For I was an  hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave  me no drink: 

Matthew 25:43 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. 

Matthew 25:44 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? 

Matthew 25:45 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. 

Matthew 25:46 And these  shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous  into life eternal.  

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