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

25:2 And five of them were wise, and five [were] foolish.
25:2 "Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

25:3 They that [were] foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
25:3 "Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them,

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

25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
25:5 "But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.

25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
25:6 "And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!'

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

25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
25:8 "And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'

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.
25:9 "But the wise answered, saying, 'No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.'

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.
25:10 "And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.

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

25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
25:12 "But he answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.'

25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
25:13 "Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.

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.
25:14 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them.

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.
25:15 "And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey.

25:16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made [them] other five talents.
25:16 "Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents.

25:17 And likewise he that [had received] two, he also gained other two.
25:17 "And likewise he who had received two gained two more also.

25:18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
25:18 "But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord's money.

25:19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
25:19 "After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them.

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.
25:20 "So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, 'Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.'

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.
25:21 "His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'

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.
25:22 "He also who had received two talents came and said, 'Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.'

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.
25:23 "His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'

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:
25:24 "Then he who had received the one talent came and said, 'Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed.

25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, [there] thou hast [that is] thine.
25:25 'And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.'

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:
25:26 "But his lord answered and said to him, 'You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed.

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.
25:27 'So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest.

25:28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give [it] unto him which hath ten talents.
25:28 'Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.

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.
25:29 'For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.

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

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:
25:31 "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.

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:
25:32 "All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.

25:33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
25:33 "And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.

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:
25:34 "Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

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:
25:35 'for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;

25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
25:36 'I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.'

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?
25:37 "Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?

25:38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took [thee] in? or naked, and clothed [thee]?
25:38 'When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?

25:39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
25:39 'Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?'

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.
25:40 "And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'

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:
25:41 "Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:

25:42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
25:42 'for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink;

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.
25:43 'I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.'

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?
25:44 "Then they also will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?'

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.
25:45 "Then He will answer them, saying, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.'

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