1 Then shall the kingdom of the heavens be likened to ten virgins, who having taken their lanterns, went forth to the meeting of the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were discerning, and five foolish. 3 Those foolish having taken their lanterns, took no oil with them. 4 And the discerning took oil in their vessels with their lanterns. 5 And the bridegroom delaying, they all slumbered and slept.
6 And in the middle of the night there was a cry, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go ye forth to his meeting.
7 Then all these virgins were aroused, and put their lanterns in order. 8 And the foolish said to the discerning, Give us of your oil; for our lights are quenched.
9 And the discerning answered, saying, Lest it should not suffice us and you: but go ye rather to those selling, and buy for yourselves.
10 And they, going to buy, the bridegroom came; and they prepared, went in with him to the nuptials; and the door was locked.
11 And afterwards came also the rest of the virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12 And he having answered said, Truly I say to you, I know you not.
13 Watch, therefore, for ye know not the day, neither the hour, in which the Son of man comes.
14 For as a man going abroad, called his own servants, and delivered them his possessions: 15 And to one he truly gave five talents, and to one, two, and to one, one; to each according to his own power; and he quickly went abroad. 16 And he having received five talents, having gone, worked with them, and he made other five talents. 17 Likewise he having the two also, gained he also other two. 18 And he having received one, having departed, dug in the earth, and concealed his lord's silver.
19 And after much time the lord of these servants comes, and lifts up the word with them. 20 And he having received the five talents, having come near, brought the other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst me five talents: and I have gained other five talents.
21 And his lord said to him, Well, good and faithful servant: thou west faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many; enter into the joy of thy lord.
22 And he also having received the two talents, having come near said, Lord, thou deliveredst me two talents; see, I gained two other talents to them.
23 His lord said to him, Well, good and faithful servant; thou wast faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many; enter into the joy of thy lord.
24 And he also having received one talent, having come near, said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou sowedst not, and gathering where thou scatteredst not: 25 And having been afraid, having gone away, I concealed thy talent in the earth; see, thou hast thine own.
26 And his lord having answered, said to him, O evil and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I scattered not: 27 Thou therefore oughtest to have cast my silver to the money changers, and I having come, had received mine own, with interest
28 Therefore take the talent away from him, and give him having ten talents. 29 For to every one having shall be given, and he shall be in abundance: and from him not having, also what he has shall be taken away from him. 30 And cast ye the useless servant into darkness without; weeping shall be there, and gnashing of teeth.
31 And when the Son of man should come in his glory, and all his holy messengers with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32 And all nations shall be gathered together before him, and he shall separate them from one another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the kids: . 33 And he shall set the sheep from his right, and the kids from his left. 34 Then shall the king say to them from his right, Come, the praised of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35 For I was hungry, and ye gave me to eat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me to drink: I was a stranger, and ye brought me in: 36 Naked, and ye put around me: I was sick, and ye reviewed me: I was in prison, and ye came to me.
37 Then shall the just answer him saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungering, and nourished or thirsting, and gave to drink 38 And when saw we thee a stranger, and brought in or naked, and put around 39 And when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came to thee?
40 And the king having answered, will say to them, Trull I say to you, Inasmuch as ye did to one of the least of my brethren, ye did to me. 41 Then shall he say to them from the left, Go away from me, the cursed, into eternal fire, prepared for the devil and his messengers:
42 For I was hungry, and ye gave me not to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink; 43 I was a stranger and ye brought me not in; naked, and ye put not around me; sick, and in prison, and ye took not a view of me.
44 Then shall they answer him, they also saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and attended not to thee?
45 Then shall he answer them saying, Inasmuch as ye did not to one of the least of these, ye did not to me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: and the just into eternal life.