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Passage Lookup: Matthew 25

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Matthew 25:1
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"Then (a)the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their (b)lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
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Matthew 25:2
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Five of them were foolish, and five were (c)prudent.
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Matthew 25:3
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For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them,
Matthew 25:4
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but the (d)prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.
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Matthew 25:5
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Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep.
Matthew 25:6
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But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.'
Matthew 25:7
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Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps.
Matthew 25:8
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The foolish said to the prudent, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'
Matthew 25:9
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But the (e)prudent answered, ‘No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.'
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Matthew 25:10
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And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were (f)ready went in with him to (g)the wedding feast; and (h)the door was shut.
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Matthew 25:11
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Later the other virgins also came, saying, ‘(i)Lord, lord, open up for us.'
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Matthew 25:12
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But he answered, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.'
Matthew 25:13
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(j)Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.
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Matthew 25:14
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"(k)For it is just like a man (l)about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them.
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Matthew 25:15
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To one he gave five [a](m)talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability; and he (n)went on his journey.
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Matthew 25:16
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Immediately the one who had received the five (o)talents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents.
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Matthew 25:17
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In the same manner the one who had received the two talents gained two more.
Matthew 25:18
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But he who received the one talent went away, and dug a hole in the ground and hid his [b]master's money.
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Matthew 25:19
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"Now after a long time the master of those slaves *came and *(p)settled accounts with them.
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Matthew 25:20
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The one who had received the five (q)talents came up and brought five more talents, saying, ‘Master, you entrusted five talents to me. See, I have gained five more talents.'
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Matthew 25:21
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His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and (r)faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will (s)put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your [c]master.'
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Matthew 25:22
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"Also the one who had received the two (t)talents came up and said, ‘Master, you entrusted two talents to me. See, I have gained two more talents.'
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Matthew 25:23
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His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and (u)faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.'
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Matthew 25:24
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"And the one also who had received the one (v)talent 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.
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Matthew 25:25
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And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.'
Matthew 25:26
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"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.
Matthew 25:27
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Then you ought to have put my money [d]in the bank, and on my arrival I would have received my money back with interest.
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Matthew 25:28
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Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.'
Matthew 25:29
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"(w)For 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.
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Matthew 25:30
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Throw out the worthless slave into (x)the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
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Matthew 25:31
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"But when (y)the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then (z)He will sit on His glorious throne.
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Matthew 25:32
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All the nations will be (aa)gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, (ab)as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats;
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Matthew 25:33
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and He will put the sheep (ac)on His right, and the goats (ad)on the left.
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Matthew 25:34
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"Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, (ae)inherit the kingdom prepared for you (af)from the foundation of the world.
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Matthew 25:35
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For (ag)I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; (ah)I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;
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Matthew 25:36
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(ai)naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you (aj)visited Me; (ak)I was in prison, and you came to Me.'
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Matthew 25:37
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Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink?
Matthew 25:38
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And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You?
Matthew 25:39
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When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?'
Matthew 25:40
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(al)The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, (am)to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'
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Matthew 25:41
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"Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘(an)Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the (ao)eternal fire which has been prepared for (ap)the devil and his angels;
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Matthew 25:42
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for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink;
Matthew 25:43
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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.'
Matthew 25:44
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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 [e]take care of You?'
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Matthew 25:45
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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.'
Matthew 25:46
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These will go away into (aq)eternal punishment, but the righteous into (ar)eternal life."
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