Gospel According to Matthew (WEB)
25: 1"Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom. 25:2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 25:3Those who were foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them, 25:4but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 25:5Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept. 25:6But at midnight there was a cry, 'Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!' 25:7Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 25:8The foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' 25:9But the wise answered, saying, 'What if there will not be enough for us and you? You go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.' 25:10While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. 25:11Afterward the other virgins also came, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us.' 25:12But he answered, 'Most assuredly I tell you, I don't know you.' 25:13Watch therefore, for you don't know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
25:14"For it is like a man, going into another country, who called his own servants, and delivered his goods to them. 25:15To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each according to his own ability, and he went on his journey. 25:16Immediately he who received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. 25:17In like manner he also who got the two gained another two. 25:18But he who received the one went away and dug in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
25:19"Now after a long time the lord of those servants came, and reconciled accounts with them. 25:20He who received the five talents came and brought another five talents, saying, 'Lord, you delivered to me five talents. Behold, I have gained another five talents besides them.'
25:21"His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'
25:22"He also who got the two talents came and said, 'Lord, you delivered to me two talents. Behold, I have gained another two talents besides them.'
25:23"His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'
25:24"He also who had received the one talent came and said, 'Lord, I knew you that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter. 25:25I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the earth. Behold, you have your own.'
25:26"But his lord answered him, 'You wicked and slothful servant. You knew that I reap where I didn't sow, and gather where I didn't scatter. 25:27You ought therefore to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back my own with interest. 25:28Take away therefore the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents. 25:29For to everyone who has will be given, and he will have abundance, but from him who has not, even that which he has will be taken away. 25:30Throw out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness, where there will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.'
25:31"But 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. 25:32Before him all the nations will be gathered, and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 25:33He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 25:34Then the King will tell those on his right hand, 'Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 25:35for I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in; 25:36naked, and you clothed me; I was sick, and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came to me.'
25:37"Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry, and feed you; or thirsty, and give you a drink? 25:38When did we see you as a stranger, and take you in; or naked, and clothe you? 25:39When did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to you?'
25:40"The King will answer them, 'Most assuredly I tell you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.' 25:41Then will he say also to those on the left hand, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels; 25:42for I was hungry, and you didn't give me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink; 25:43I was a stranger, and you didn't take me in; naked, and you didn't clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you didn't visit me.'
25:44"Then they will also answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not help you?'
25:45"Then will he answer them, saying, 'Most assuredly I tell you, inasmuch as you didn't do it to
one of these least, you didn't do it to me.' 25:46These will go away into eternal punishment, but the
righteous into eternal life."