NASB — Matthew 25 — KJV

Parable of Ten Virgins

1 “Then athe kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their blamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were aprudent. 3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4 but the aprudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps. 5 Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and [began] to sleep. 6 But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet [him].’ 7 Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish said to the prudent, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the aprudent answered, ‘No, there will not be enough for us and you [too]; go instead to the dealers and buy [some] for yourselves.’ 10 And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were aready went in with him to bthe wedding feast; and cthe door was shut. 11 Later the other virgins also came, saying, ‘aLord, lord, open up for us.’ 12 But he answered, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13 aBe on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.

[1] aMt 13:24 bJn 18:3; Ac 20:8; Rv 4:5; 8:10
[2] aMt 7:24; 10:16; 25:2ff
[4] aMt 7:24; 10:16; 25:2ff
[9] aMt 7:24; 10:16; 25:2ff
[10] aMt 24:42ff bLk 12:35f cMt 7:21ff; Lk 13:25
[11] aMt 7:21ff; Lk 13:25
[13] aMt 24:42ff

Parable of the Talents

14aFor [it is] just like a man b[about] to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them. 15 To one he gave five Iatalents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability; and he bwent on his journey. 16 Immediately the one who had received the five atalents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents. 17 In the same manner the one who [had received] the two [talents] gained two more. 18 But he who received the one [talent] went away, and dug [a hole] in the ground and hid his Imaster’s money.

[14] aMt 25:14-30; Lk 19:12-27 bMt 21:33
[15] IA talent was worth about fifteen years’ wages of a laborer aMt 18:24; Lk 19:13 bMt 21:33
[16] aMt 18:24; Lk 19:13
[18] IOr lord’s

19“Now after a long time the master of those slaves *came and *asettled accounts with them. 20 The one who had received the five atalents came up and brought five more talents, saying, ‘Master, you entrusted five talents to me. See, I have gained five more talents.’ 21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and afaithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will bput you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your Imaster.’

[19] aMt 18:23
[20] aMt 18:24; Lk 19:13
[21] IOr lord aMt 24:45, 47; 25:23 bLk 12:44; 22:29; Rv 3:21; 21:7

22“Also the one who [had received] the two atalents came up and said, ‘Master, you entrusted two talents to me. See, I have gained two more talents.’ 23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and afaithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’

[22] aMt 18:24; Lk 19:13
[23] aMt 24:45, 47; 25:21

24“And the one also who had received the one atalent 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]. 25 And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’

[24] aMt 18:24; Lk 19:13

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]. 27 Then you ought to have put my money Iin the bank, and on my arrival I would have received my [money] back with interest. 28 Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.’

[27] ILit to the bankers

29aFor 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. 30 Throw out the worthless slave into athe outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

[29] aMt 13:12; Mk 4:25; Lk 8:18; Jn 15:2
[30] aMt 8:12; 22:13; Lk 13:28

The Judgment

31“But when athe Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then bHe will sit on His glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be agathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, bas the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; 33 and He will put the sheep aon His right, and the goats bon the left.

[31] aMt 16:27f; 1Th 4:16; 2Th 1:7; He 9:28; Jde 14; Rv 1:7 bMt 19:28
[32] aMt 13:49; 2Co 5:10 bEzk 34:17, 20
[33] a1K 2:19; Ps 45:9 bEc 10:2

34“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, ainherit the kingdom prepared for you bfrom the foundation of the world. 35 For aI was hungry, and you gave Me [something] to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me [something] to drink; bI was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 anaked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you bvisited Me; cI was in prison, and you came to Me.’ 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? 38 And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39 When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 aThe King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, bto the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, [even] the least [of them], you did it to Me.’

[34] aMt 5:3; 19:29; Lk 12:32; 1Co 6:9; 15:50; Ga 5:21; Jm 2:5 bMt 13:35; Lk 11:50; Jn 17:24; Ep 1:4; He 4:3; 9:26; 1P 1:20; Rv 13:8; 17:8
[35] aIs 58:7; Ezk 18:7, 16; Jm 2:15, 16 bJb 31:32; He 13:2
[36] aIs 58:7; Ezk 18:7, 16; Jm 2:15, 16 bJm 1:27 c2Ti 1:16f
[40] aMt 25:34; Lk 19:38; Rv 17:14; 19:16 bPv 19:17; Mt 10:42; He 6:10

41“Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘aDepart from Me, accursed ones, into the beternal fire which has been prepared for cthe devil and his angels; 42 for I was hungry, and you gave Me [nothing] to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; 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.’ 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 Itake care of You?’ 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.’ 46 These will go away into aeternal punishment, but the righteous into beternal life.”

[41] aMt 7:23 bMk 9:48; Lk 16:24; Jde 7 cMt 4:10; Rv 12:9
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[46] aDn 12:2; Jn 5:29; Ac 24:15 bMt 19:29; Jn 3:15f, 36; 5:24; 6:27, 40, 47, 54; 17:2f; Ac 13:46, 48; Ro 2:7; 5:21; 6:23; Ga 6:8; 1 Jn 5:11


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The parable of the ten virgins,

1Then 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.

[1] Ps 45:9, 14; So 1:3; 5:8, 16; 6:1, 8; Is 54:5; 62:4; Dn 2:44; Mt 3:2; 5:16; 9:15; 13:24, 31, 38, 44, 47; 20:1; 22:2; 24:42; Mk 2:19; Lk 5:34; 12:35; 21:34; Jn 3:29; 1Co 11:2; 2Co 11:2; Ep 5:25; Php 2:15; 2Ti 4:8; Tit 2:13; 2P 1:13; 3:12; Rv 14:4; 19:7; 21:2, 9.
[2] Jr 24:2; Mt 7:24; 13:19, 38, 47; 22:10; 1Co 10:1; 1Jn 2:19; Jde 1:5.
[3] Is 48:1; 58:2; Ezk 33:3; Mt 23:25; 2Ti 3:5; He 12:15; Rv 3:1, 15.
[4] Ps 45:7; Zc 4:2; Jn 1:15; 3:34; Ro 8:9; 2Co 1:22; Ga 5:22; 1Jn 2:20, 27; Jde 1:19.
[5] So 3:1; 5:2; Jna 1:5; Hab 2:3; Mt 24:48; 25:19; 26:40, 43; Mk 14:37; Lk 12:45; 18:8; 20:9; Ro 13:11; Ep 5:14; 1Th 5:6; He 10:36; 1P 5:8; 2P 3:4; Rv 2:25.
[6] Ps 50:3; 96:13; 98:9; Is 25:9; Am 4:12; Mal 3:1; Mt 24:31, 44; 25:1, 31; Mk 13:33; Lk 12:20, 38, 46; Jn 5:28; 1Th 4:16; 5:1; 2Th 1:7; 2P 3:10; Jde 1:14; Rv 16:15; 19:7.
[7] Lk 12:35; 2P 3:14; Rv 2:4; 3:2, 19.
[8] Jb 8:13; 18:5; 21:17; Pv 4:18; 13:9; 20:20; Mt 3:9; 13:20; Lk 8:18; 12:35; 16:24; Ac 8:24; He 4:1; Rv 3:9.
[9] Ps 49:7; Is 55:1, 6; Jr 15:1; Ezk 14:14, 20; Ac 8:22; Rv 3:17.
[10] Gn 7:16; Nu 14:28; Ps 95:11; Am 8:12; Mt 25:6, 20; Lk 12:36; 13:25; Col 1:12; 2Ti 4:8; He 3:18; 1P 1:13; Rv 1:7; 22:11, 12, 20.
[11] Mt 7:21; He 12:16.
[12] Ps 1:6; 5:5; Hab 1:13; Lk 13:26; Jn 9:31; 10:27; 1Co 8:3; Ga 4:9; 2Ti 2:19.
[13] Mt 24:42; Mk 13:33; Lk 21:36; Ac 20:31; 1Co 16:13; 1Th 5:6; 2Ti 4:5; 1P 4:7; 5:8; Rv 16:15.

and of the talents.

14For [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.

[14] Mt 21:33; Mk 13:34; Lk 16:1; 19:12; 20:9; Ro 12:6; 1Co 3:5; 4:1; 12:4, 7; Ep 4:11; 1P 4:9.
[15] Mt 18:24; Lk 12:48; 19:13.
[16] 2S 7:1; 1Ch 13:1; 22:1; 28:2; 29:1; 2Ch 1:9; 15:8; 17:3; 19:4; 31:20; 33:15; 34:1; Ne 5:14; Is 23:18; 49:23; 60:5; Ac 13:36; Ro 15:18; 1Co 9:16; 15:10; 1Ti 6:17; 2Ti 2:6; 4:5; Phm 1:6; 3Jn 1:5.
[17] Gn 18:19; 2S 19:32; 1K 18:3; 2K 4:8; Jb 29:11; 31:16; Pv 3:9; Ec 11:1; Mk 14:3; Ac 9:36; 10:2; 11:29; 2Co 8:12; 9:11; Ga 6:9; Ep 5:16; Col 4:17; 1Ti 5:10; 2Ti 1:16; He 6:10; 1P 4:10.
[18] Pv 18:9; 26:13; Hg 1:2; Mal 1:10; Lk 19:20; He 6:12; 2P 1:8.
[19] Mt 18:23; 24:48; 25:5; Lk 16:1, 19; Ro 14:7; 1Co 3:12; 2Co 5:10; Jm 3:1.
[20] Lk 19:16; Ac 20:24; 1Co 15:10; Col 1:29; 2Ti 4:1; Jm 2:18.
[21] 2Ch 31:20; Ps 16:10; Mt 10:40; 24:47; 25:23, 34, 46; Lk 12:44; 16:10; 22:28; Jn 12:26; 14:3; 17:24; Ro 2:29; 1Co 4:5; 2Co 5:9; 10:18; Php 1:23; 2Ti 2:12; He 12:2; 1P 1:7, 8; Rv 2:10, 26; 3:21; 7:17; 21:7.
[22] Lk 19:18; Ro 12:6; 2Co 8:1, 7, 12.
[23] Mt 25:21; Mk 12:41; 14:8.
[24] Jb 21:14; Is 58:3; Jr 2:31; 44:16; Ezk 18:25; Mal 1:12; 3:14; Mt 7:21; 20:12; Lk 6:46; 15:29; 19:20; Ro 8:7; 9:20.
[25] 2S 6:9; Pv 26:13; Is 57:11; Ro 8:15; 2Ti 1:6; Rv 21:8.
[26] Jb 15:5; Mt 18:32.
[27] Dt 23:19; Lk 19:22; Ro 3:19; Jde 1:15.
[28] Lk 10:42; 19:24.
[29] Lm 2:6; Ho 2:9; Mt 13:12; 21:41; Mk 4:25; Lk 8:18; 10:42; 12:19; 16:1, 9, 20; 19:25; Jn 11:48; 15:2; Rv 2:5.
[30] Jr 15:1; Ezk 15:2; Mt 3:10; 5:13; 8:12; 13:42, 50; 22:13; 24:51; Lk 13:28; 14:34; Jn 15:6; Tit 3:14; He 6:7; 2P 2:17; Jde 1:13; Rv 3:15; 21:8.

Also the description of the last judgment.

31When 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.

[31] Ps 9:7; Dn 7:13; Zc 14:5; Mt 16:27; 19:28; 25:6; 26:64; Mk 8:38; 14:62; Lk 9:26; 22:69; Jn 1:51; 5:27; Ac 1:11; 1Th 4:16; 2Th 1:7; He 1:8; Jde 1:14; Rv 1:7; 3:21; 20:11.
[32] Ps 1:5; 50:3; 78:52; 96:13; 98:9; Ezk 20:38; 34:17; Mal 3:18; Mt 3:12; 13:42, 49; Jn 10:14, 27; Ac 17:30; Ro 2:12, 16; 14:10; 1Co 4:5; 2Co 5:10; Rv 20:12.
[33] Gn 48:13, 17; Ps 45:9; 79:13; 95:7; 100:3; 110:1; Mk 16:19; Jn 10:26; 21:15; Ac 2:34; Ep 1:20; He 1:3.
[34] Gn 12:2; Dt 11:23; Ps 2:6; 24:7; 115:13; Is 9:7; 32:1; 33:22; Jr 23:5; Ezk 37:24; Dn 9:25; Zp 3:15; Zc 9:9; Mt 5:3; 20:23; 21:5; 22:11; 25:21, 23, 41; 27:37; Mk 10:40; Lk 1:31; 11:28; 12:32; 19:38; Jn 1:49; 12:13; 14:2; 19:15, 19; Ac 3:26; 15:18; Ro 8:17; 1Co 2:9; 6:9; Ga 3:13; 5:21; Ep 1:3, 4; 5:5; 1Th 2:12; 2Ti 2:12; 4:8; He 11:16; Jm 2:5; 1P 1:3, 4, 9, 19; 3:9; Rv 5:10; 13:8; 19:16; 21:7.
[35] Gn 18:2; 19:1; Dt 15:7; Jb 29:13; 31:16; Ps 112:5; Pv 3:9; 11:24; 14:21, 31; 19:17; 22:9; 25:21; Ec 11:1; Is 58:7; Ezk 18:7, 16; Dn 4:27; Mi 6:8; Mt 10:40; 25:40, 42, 43; 26:11; Mk 14:7; Lk 11:41; 14:12; Jn 13:29; Ac 4:32; 9:36; 10:31; 11:29; 16:15; Ro 12:13, 20; 16:23; 2Co 8:1, 7; 9:7; Ep 4:28; 1Ti 5:10; 6:17; Phm 1:7; He 6:10; 13:1, 16; Jm 1:27; 1P 4:9; 1Jn 3:16; 3Jn 1:5.
[36] Jb 31:19; Ezk 34:4; Mt 25:43; Lk 3:11; Ac 20:35; 28:8; Php 4:10; 2Ti 1:16; He 10:34; 13:3; Jm 1:27; 2:14; 5:14.
[37] 1Ch 29:14; Pv 15:33; Is 64:6; Mt 6:3; 1Co 15:10; 1P 5:5.
[40] 2S 9:1, 7; Pv 14:31; 19:17; 25:6; Mt 10:42; 12:49; 18:5, 10; 25:34; 28:10; Mk 3:34; 9:41; Jn 19:26; 20:17; 21:15; Ac 9:4; 1Co 16:21; 2Co 4:5; 5:14; 8:7; Ga 5:6, 13, 22; Ep 5:30; 1Th 4:9; He 2:11; 6:10; 1P 1:22; 1Jn 3:14; 4:7, 20; 5:1.
[41] Dt 27:15; 28:16; Ps 6:8; 119:21, 115; 139:19; Jr 17:5; Mt 3:12; 7:23; 13:40, 42, 50; 25:33, 46; Mk 9:43; Lk 13:27; Jn 8:44; Ro 9:22; Ga 3:10; 2Th 1:9; He 6:8; 2P 2:4; 1Jn 3:10; Jde 1:6; Rv 12:7; 14:10; 20:10.
[42] Am 6:6; Mt 10:37; 12:30; 25:35; Jn 5:23; 8:42; 14:21; 1Co 16:22; 2Th 1:8; Jm 2:15; 1Jn 3:14; 4:20.
[44] 1S 15:13, 20; Jr 2:23, 35; Mal 1:6; 2:17; 3:13; Mt 7:22; 25:24; Lk 10:29.
[45] Gn 12:3; Nu 24:9; Ps 105:15; Pv 14:31; 17:5; 21:13; Zc 2:8; Mt 25:40; Jn 15:18; Ac 9:5; 1Jn 3:12; 5:1.
[46] Ps 16:10; Dn 12:2; Mt 13:43; 25:41; Mk 9:44, 46, 48; Lk 16:26; Jn 3:15, 36; 5:29; 10:27; Ro 2:7; 5:21; 6:23; 2Th 1:9; 1Jn 2:25; 5:11; Jde 1:21; Rv 14:10; 20:10, 15; 21:8.


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