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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 25

 

 

Introduction
1The parable of the ten virgins,
14and of the talents.
31Also the description of the last judgment.
Verse 1
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
Then
24:42-51; Luke 21:34-36
the kingdom
3:2; 13:24,31,38,44,45,47; 20:1; 22:2; Daniel 2:44
ten
Psalms 45:14; Song of Solomon 1:3; 5:8,16; 6:1,8,9; 1 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 14:4
which
5:16; Luke 12:35,36; Philippians 2:15,16
went
2 Timothy 4:8; Titus 2:13; 2 Peter 1:13-15; 3:12,13
the bridegroom
9:15; 22:2; Psalms 45:9-11; Isaiah 54:5; 62:4,5; Mark 2:19,20; Luke 5:34,35; John 3:29; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:25-33; Revelation 19:7; 21:2,9
Verse 2
And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
7:24-27; 13:19-23,38-43,47,48; 22:10,11; Jeremiah 24:2; 1 Corinthians 10:1-5; 1 John 2:19; Jude 1:5
Verse 3
They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
foolish
23:25,26; Isaiah 48:1,2; 58:2; Ezekiel 33:3; 2 Timothy 3:5; Hebrews 12:15; Revelation 3:1,15,16
Verse 4
But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
oil
Psalms 45:7; Zechariah 4:2,3; John 1:15,16; 3:34; Romans 8:9; 2 Corinthians 1:22; Galatians 5:22,23; 1 John 2:20,27; Jude 1:19
Verse 5
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
the
19; 24:48; Habakkuk 2:3; Luke 12:45; 20:9; Hebrews 10:36,37; 2 Peter 3:4-9; Revelation 2:25
they
26:40,43; Song of Solomon 3:1; 5:2; Jonah 1:5,6; Mark 14:37,38; Luke 18:8; Romans 13:11; Ephesians 5:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:6-8; 1 Peter 5:8
Verse 6
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
at
24:44; Mark 13:33-37; Luke 12:20,38-40,46; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3; Revelation 16:15
a cry
24:31; John 5:28,29; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; 2 Peter 3:10
Behold
31; Psalms 50:3-6; 96:13; 98:9; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Jude 1:14,15
go
1; Isaiah 25:9; Amos 4:12; Malachi 3:1,2; Revelation 19:7-9
Verse 7
Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
Luke 12:35; 2 Peter 3:14; Revelation 2:4,5; 3:2,19,20
Verse 8
And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
Give
3:9; Luke 16:24; Acts 8:24; Revelation 3:9
for
13:20,21; Job 8:13,14; 18:5; 21:17; Proverbs 4:18,19; 13:9; 20:20; Luke 8:18; Luke 12:35
gone out
or, going out.
Hebrews 4:1
Verse 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.
lest
Psalms 49:7-9; Jeremiah 15:1; Ezekiel 14:14-16,20
but
Isaiah 55:1-3,6,7; Acts 8:22; Revelation 3:17,18
Verse 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.
the bridegroom
6; Revelation 1:7; 22:12,20
they
20-23; Amos 8:12,13; Luke 12:36,37; Colossians 1:12; 2 Timothy 4:8; 1 Peter 1:13
and the
Genesis 7:16; Numbers 14:28-34; Psalms 95:11; Luke 13:25; Hebrews 3:18,19; Revelation 22:11
Verse 11
Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
saying
7:21-23; Hebrews 12:16,17
Verse 12
But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
I know
Psalms 1:6; 5:5; Habakkuk 1:13; Luke 13:26-30; John 9:31; 10:27; 1 Corinthians 8:3; Galatians 4:9; 2 Timothy 2:19
Verse 13
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
24:42-44; Mark 13:33-37; Luke 21:36; Acts 20:31; 1 Corinthians 16:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:6; 2 Timothy 4:5; 1 Peter 4:7; 5:8; Revelation 16:15
Verse 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.
as
21:33; Mark 13:34; Luke 19:12,13; 20:9
and delivered
Luke 16:1-12; Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 3:5; 4:1,2; 12:4,7-29; Ephesians 4:11; 1 Peter 4:9-11
Verses 14-30
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.
as
21:33; Mark 13:34; Luke 19:12,13; 20:9
and delivered
Luke 16:1-12; Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 3:5; 4:1,2; 12:4,7-29; Ephesians 4:11; 1 Peter 4:9-11
Verse 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.
talents
"A talent is 187£. 10s."
18:24; Luke 12:48; 19:13,14
Verse 16
Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
went
2 Samuel 7:1-3; 1 Chronicles 13:1-3; 22:1-26; 28:2-21; 29:1-17; 2 Chronicles 1:9,10; 2 Chronicles 15:8-15; 17:3-9; 19:4-10; 31:20,21; 33:15,16; 34:1-35; Nehemiah 5:14-19; Isaiah 23:18; 49:23; 60:5-16; Acts 13:36; Romans 15:18,19; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; 15:10; 1 Timothy 6:17,18; 2 Timothy 2:6; 4:5-8; Philemon 1:6,7; 3 John 1:5-8
Verse 17
And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
he also
Genesis 18:19; 2 Samuel 19:32; 1 Kings 18:3,4; 2 Kings 4:8-10; Job 29:11-17; 31:16-22; Proverbs 3:9,10; Ecclesiastes 11:1-6; Mark 14:3-8; Acts 9:36-39; 10:2; 11:29,30; 2 Corinthians 8:12; 9:11-14; Galatians 6:9,10; Ephesians 5:16; Colossians 4:17; 1 Timothy 5:10; 2 Timothy 1:16-18; Hebrews 6:10,11; 1 Peter 4:10
Verse 18
But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
and hid
Proverbs 18:9; 26:13-16; Haggai 1:2-4; Malachi 1:10; Luke 19:20; Hebrews 6:12; 2 Peter 1:8
Verse 19
After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
a long
5; 24:48
reckoneth
18:23,24; Luke 16:1,2,19-31; Romans 14:7-12; 1 Corinthians 3:12-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10; James 3:1
Verse 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.
behold
Luke 19:16,17; Acts 20:24; 1 Corinthians 15:10; Colossians 1:29; 2 Timothy 4:1-8; James 2:18
Verse 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.
Well
2 Chronicles 31:20,21; Luke 16:10; Romans 2:29; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Corinthians 5:9; 10:18; 1 Peter 1:7
I will
34-40,46; 10:40-42; 24:47; Luke 12:44; 22:28-30; Revelation 2:10,26-28; 3:21; Revelation 21:7
enter
23; Psalms 16:10,11; John 12:26; 14:3; 17:24; Philippians 1:23; 2 Timothy 2:12; Hebrews 12:2; 1 Peter 1:8; Revelation 7:17
Verse 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.
I have
Luke 19:18,19; Romans 12:6-8; 2 Corinthians 8:1-3,7,8,12
Verse 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.
Well
21; Mark 12:41-44; 14:8,9
Verse 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:
he which
Our Lord placed the example of negligence in him to whom the least was committed, probably to "intimate" says Doddridge, "that we are accountable for the smallest advantage with which we are entrusted; but it cannot imply that they who have received much will ordinarily pass their account best; for it is too plain, in fact, that most of those whose dignity, wealth, and genius give them the greatest opportunities of service, seem to forget that they have any Master in heaven to serve, or any future reckoning to expect; and many render themselves much more criminal than this wicked and slothful servant who hid his talents in the earth."
Lord
7:21; Luke 6:46
I knew
20:12; Job 21:14,15; Isaiah 58:3; Jeremiah 2:31; 44:16-18; Ezekiel 18:25-29; Malachi 1:12,13; 3:14,15; Luke 15:29; 19:20-22; Romans 8:7; 9:20
Verse 25
And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
2 Samuel 6:9,10; Proverbs 26:13; Isaiah 57:11; Romans 8:15; 2 Timothy 1:6,7; Revelation 21:8
Verse 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:
Thou
18:32; Job 15:5,6
Verse 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.
oughtest
Luke 19:22,23; Romans 3:19; Jude 1:15
with
Deuteronomy 23:19,20
Verse 28
Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
Luke 10:42; 19:24
Verse 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.
unto
13:12; Mark 4:25; Luke 8:18; 16:9-12; 19:25,26; John 15:2
shall be taken
21:41; Lamentations 2:6; Hosea 2:9; Luke 10:42; 12:19-21; 16:1-3,20-25; John 11:48; Revelation 2:5
Verse 30
And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
cast
3:10; 5:13; Jeremiah 15:1,2; Ezekiel 15:2-5; Luke 14:34,35; John 15:6; Titus 3:14; Hebrews 6:7,8; Revelation 3:15,16
outer
8:12; 13:42,50; 22:13; 24:51; Luke 13:28; 2 Peter 2:17; Jude 1:13; Revelation 21:8
Verse 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:
the Son
6; 16:27; 19:28; 26:64; Daniel 7:13,14; Zechariah 14:5; Mark 8:38; 14:62; Luke 9:26; Luke 22:69; John 1:51; 5:27-29; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:7,8; Hebrews 1:8; Jude 1:14; Revelation 1:7
then
Psalms 9:7; Revelation 3:21; 20:11
Verse 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:
before
Psalms 96:13; 98:9; Acts 17:30,31; Romans 2:12,16; 14:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20:12-15
he shall separate
3:12; 13:42,43,49; Psalms 1:5; 50:3-5; Ezekiel 20:38; 34:17-22; Malachi 3:18; 1 Corinthians 4:5
as
Psalms 78:52; John 10:14,27
Verse 33
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
the sheep
Psalms 79:13; 95:7; 100:3; John 10:26-28; 21:15-17
his
Genesis 48:13,14,17-19; Psalms 45:9; 110:1; Mark 16:19; Acts 2:34,35; Ephesians 1:20; Hebrews 1:3
Verse 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:
the King
21:5; 22:11-13; 27:37; Psalms 2:6; 24:7-10; Isaiah 9:7; 32:1,2; 33:22; Jeremiah 23:5,6; Ezekiel 37:24,25; Daniel 9:25; Zephaniah 3:15; Zechariah 9:9,10; Luke 1:31-33; Luke 19:38; John 1:49; 12:13; 19:15,19-22; Revelation 19:16
Come
21,23,41; 5:3-12; Genesis 12:2,3; Deuteronomy 11:23-28; Psalms 115:13-15; Luke 11:28; Acts 3:26; Galatians 3:13,14; Ephesians 1:3; 1 Thessalonians 2:12; 1 Peter 1:3
inherit
Luke 12:32; Romans 8:17; 1 Corinthians 6:9; Galatians 5:21; Ephesians 5:5; 2 Timothy 2:12; 4:8; James 2:5; 1 Peter 1:4,5,9; 3:9; Revelation 5:10; 21:7
prepared
20:23; Mark 10:40; John 14:2,3; 1 Corinthians 2:9; Hebrews 11:16
from
Acts 15:18; Ephesians 1:4-6; 1 Peter 1:19,20; Revelation 13:8
Verse 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:
I was an
40; 10:40-42; 26:11; Deuteronomy 15:7-11; Job 29:13-16; 31:16-21; Psalms 112:5-10; Proverbs 3:9,10; 11:24,25; 14:21,31; 19:17; 22:9; Ecclesiastes 11:1,2; Isaiah 58:7-11; Ezekiel 18:7,16; Daniel 4:27; Micah 6:8; Mark 14:7; Luke 11:41; 14:12-14; John 13:29; Acts 4:32; 9:36-39; 10:31; 11:29; 2 Corinthians 8:1-4,7-9; 9:7-14; Ephesians 4:28; 1 Timothy 6:17-19; Philemon 1:7; Hebrews 6:10; 13:16; James 1:27; 1 Peter 4:9,10; 1 John 3:16-19
thirsty
42; Proverbs 25:21; Romans 12:20
I was a
43; Genesis 18:2-8; 19:1-3; Acts 16:15; Romans 12:13; 16:23; 1 Timothy 5:10; Hebrews 13:1-3; 1 Peter 4:9; 3 John 1:5-8
Verse 36
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Naked
Job 31:19,20; Luke 3:11; James 2:14-16
was sick
43; Ezekiel 34:4; Acts 20:35; 28:8,9; James 1:27; 5:14,15
I was in
Philippians 4:10-14; 2 Timothy 1:16-18; Hebrews 10:34; 13:3
Verse 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?
when
6:3; 1 Chronicles 29:14; Proverbs 15:33; Isaiah 64:6; 1 Corinthians 15:10; 1 Peter 5:5,6
Verse 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.
the King
34; Proverbs 25:6,7
Inasmuch
10:42; 2 Samuel 9:1,7; Proverbs 14:31; 19:17; Mark 9:41; John 19:26,27; 21:15-17; 1 Corinthians 16:21,22; 2 Corinthians 4:5; 5:14,15; 8:7-9; Galatians 5:6,13,22; 1 Thessalonians 4:9,10; 1 Peter 1:22; 1 John 3:14-19; 4:7-12,20,21; 5:1,2
the least
12:49,50; 18:5,6,10; 28:10; Mark 3:34,35; John 20:17; Hebrews 2:11-15; 6:10
ye have done it unto me
Acts 9:4,5; Ephesians 5:30
Verse 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:
them
Depart
7:23; Psalms 6:8; 119:115; 139:19; Luke 13:27
ye cursed
Deuteronomy 27:15-26; 28:16-68; Psalms 119:21; Jeremiah 17:5; Galatians 3:10-13; Hebrews 6:8
everlasting
46; 3:12; 13:40,42,50; Mark 9:43-48; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 14:10,11; 20:10-15
prepared
John 8:44; Romans 9:22,23; 2 Peter 2:4; 1 John 3:10; Jude 1:6; Revelation 12:7-9
Verse 42
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
35; 10:37,38; 12:30; Amos 6:6; John 5:23; 8:42-44; 14:21; 1 Corinthians 16:22; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; James 2:15-24; 1 John 3:14-17; 4:20
Verse 43
1God creates heaven and earth;
3the light;
6the firmament;
9separates the dry land;
14forms the sun, moon, and stars;
20fishes and fowls;
24cattle, wild beasts, and creeping things;
26creates man in his own image, blesses him;
29grants the fruits of the earth for food.
Verse 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?
when
24-27; 7:22; 1 Samuel 15:13-15,20,21; Jeremiah 2:23,35; Malachi 1:6; 2:17; 3:13; Luke 10:29
Verse 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.
Inasmuch
40; Genesis 12:3; Numbers 24:9; Psalms 105:15; Proverbs 14:31; 17:5; 21:13; Zechariah 2:8; John 15:18,19; Acts 9:5; 1 John 3:12-20; 5:1-3
Verse 46
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
everlasting
41; Daniel 12:2; Mark 9:44,46,48,49; Luke 16:26; John 5:29; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 14:10,11; 20:10,15; 21:8
the righteous
13:43; Psalms 16:10,11; John 3:15,16,36; 10:27,28; Romans 2:7-16; 5:21; 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11,12; Jude 1:21

 


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