1611 King James Bible

Matthew 25

The parable of the ten virgins,

Matthew 25:1 Then shall the kingdome of heauen be likened vnto ten Uirgins, which tooke their lamps, & went forth to meet the bridegrome. Matthew 25:2 And fiue of them were wise, and fiue were foolish. Matthew 25:3 They that were foolish tooke their lampes, and tooke no oyle with them: Matthew 25:4 But the wise tooke oyle in their vessels with their lampes. Matthew 25:5 While the bridegrome taried, they all slumbred and slept. Matthew 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegrome commeth, goe ye out to meet him. Matthew 25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lampes. Matthew 25:8 And the foolish said vnto the wise, Giue vs of your oyle, for our lampes are gone out. Matthew 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, [Not so], lest there be not ynough for vs and you, but goe ye rather to them that sell, and buy for your selues. Matthew 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegrome came, and they that were ready, went in with him to the marriage, and the doore was shut. Matthew 25:11 Afterward came also the other virgines, saying, Lord, Lord, open to vs. Matthew 25:12 But he answered, and said, Uerely I say vnto you, I know you not. Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day, nor the houre, wherein the Sonne of man commeth.

and of the talents.

Matthew 25:14 For [the kingdome of heauen is] as a man trauailing into a farre countrey, who called his owne seruants, and deliuered vnto them his goods: Matthew 25:15 And vnto one he gaue fiue talents, to another two, and to another one, to euery man according to his seuerall ability, & straightway tooke his iourney. Matthew 25:16 Then hee that had receiued the fiue talents, went and traded with the same, and made [them] other fiue talents. Matthew 25:17 And likewise he that had receiued two, he also gained other two. Matthew 25:18 But hee that had receiued one, went and digged in the earth, and hid his lordes money. Matthew 25:19 After a long time, the lord of those seruants commeth, and reckoneth with them. Matthew 25:20 And so hee that had receiued fiue talents, came and brought other fiue talents, saying, Lord, thou deliueredst vnto me fiue talents, behold, I haue gained besides them, fiue talents moe. Matthew 25:21 His lord said vnto him, Well done, thou good and faithfull seruant, thou hast been faithfull ouer a few things, I wil make thee ruler ouer many things: enter thou into the ioy of thy lord. Matthew 25:22 He also that had receiued two talents, came and said, Lord, thou deliueredst vnto me two talents: behold, I haue gained two other talents besides them. Matthew 25:23 His lord said vnto him, Well done, good and faithfull seruant, thou hast beene faithfull ouer a few things, I wil make thee ruler ouer many things: enter thou into the ioy of thy lord. Matthew 25:24 Then he which had receiued the one talent, came & said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sowen, & gathering where thou hast not strawed: Matthew 25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hidde thy talent in the earth: loe, there thou hast that is thine. Matthew 25:26 His lord answered, and said vnto him, Thou wicked and slouthfull seruant, thou knewest that I reape where I sowed not, and gather where I haue not strawed: Matthew 25:27 Thou oughtest therefore to haue put my money to the exchangers, and then at my comming I should haue receiued mine owne with vsurie. Matthew 25:28 Take therefore the talent from him, and giue it vnto him which hath ten talents. Matthew 25:29 For vnto euery one that hath shall be giuen, and he shall haue abundance: but from him that hath not, shal be taken away, euen that which he hath. Matthew 25:30 And cast yee the vnprofitable seruant into outer darkenesse, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Also the description of the last judgment.

Matthew 25:31 When the Sonne of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy Angels with him, then shall hee sit vpon 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 shepheard diuideth his sheepe from the goats. Matthew 25:33 And he shall set the sheepe on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say vnto them on his right hand, Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdome prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Matthew 25:35 For I was an hungred, and yee gaue me meate: I was thirstie, and ye gaue me drinke: I was a stranger, and ye tooke me in: Matthew 25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sicke, and yee visited me: I was in prison, and ye came vnto me. Matthew 25:37 Then shal the righteous answere him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fedde thee? or thirstie, and gaue thee drinke? Matthew 25:38 When saw wee thee a stranger, and tooke thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Matthew 25:39 Or when saw we thee sicke, or in prison, and came vnto thee? Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answere, and say vnto them, Uerely I say vnto you, in as much as ye haue done it vnto one of the least of these my brethren, ye haue done it vnto me. Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also vnto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into euerlasting fire, prepared for the deuill and his angels. Matthew 25:42 For I was an hungred, and yee gaue me no meat: I was thirstie, and ye gaue me no drinke: Matthew 25:43 I was a stranger, and yee tooke me not in: naked, and ye clothed mee not: sicke, and in prison, and yee visited me not. Matthew 25:44 Then shall they also answere him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sicke, or in prison, and did not minister vnto thee? Matthew 25:45 Then shall he answere them, saying, Uerely, I say vnto you, in as much as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. Matthew 25:46 And these shall goe away into euerlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternall.

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