Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

马太福音 25

十个伴娘的比喻

1“那时,天国就像十个伴娘提着灯去迎接新郎, 其中五个是糊涂的,五个是聪明的。 五个糊涂的只顾拿着灯,却不预备油; 那些聪明的不但拿着灯,还用器皿预备了足够的油。 新郎迟迟未到,她们等得困倦,便打盹睡着了。

“到了半夜,忽然听见有人喊道,‘新郎来了!出来迎接吧!’ 伴娘们醒来,把灯点亮。 糊涂的伴娘对聪明的伴娘说,‘请给我们一些油吧,因为我们的灯快要灭了!’

“聪明的伴娘回答说,‘不行,我们的油不够大家用的,你们去油店买吧!’

10 “当糊涂的伴娘去买油的时候,新郎来了。那些预备好的伴娘跟他一同进去参加婚宴,门就关了。 11 后来,其他伴娘回来了,喊道,‘主啊!主啊!请给我们开门吧!’

12 “新郎却说,‘我实在告诉你们,我不认识你们。’

13 “所以,你们要警醒,因为你们不知道我回来的日子和时辰。

才干的比喻

14 “天国就像一个人即将远行,他召来自己的奴仆,把产业托付给他们, 15 按各人的才干分别交给一个人五千银币,一个人两千银币,一个人一千银币,然后便离开了。 16 得到五千银币的立刻去做买卖,结果赚了五千; 17 得到两千银币的也赚了两千; 18 可是得到一千银币的却挖了一个洞,把主人的钱藏在地里。 19 过了很久,这些奴仆的主人回来了,要跟他们结帐。 20 得到五千银币的奴仆带来了另外的五千,说,‘主人,你交给我五千银币,请看,我又赚了五千。’

21 “主人说,‘做得好!你真是个又良善又忠心的奴仆。既然你在小事上忠心,我要把更大的事交给你。进来分享你主人的快乐吧!’

22 “得到两千银币的奴仆也上前说,‘主人,你交给我两千银币,请看,我又赚了两千。’

23 “主人说,‘做得好!你真是个又良善又忠心的奴仆,既然你在小事上忠心,我要把更大的事交给你。进来分享你主人的快乐吧!’

24 “得到一千银币的奴仆也上前说,‘主人,我知道你为人苛刻,没有播种的地方也要收割,没有撒种的地方也要收获。 25 我很害怕,就去把你的钱藏在地里。请看,这是你的钱。’

26 “主人说,‘你这又可恶又懒惰的奴仆!既然你知道我没有播种的地方也要收割,没有撒种的地方也要收获, 27 就应该把钱存入钱庄,等我回来时,可以连本带利还给我。’

28 “主人接着说,‘收回他的一千银币,赏给那个有一万银币的奴仆。 29 因为凡有的,还要给他更多,使他丰富有余;凡没有的,连他仅有的,也要夺去。 30 把这没用的奴仆扔进外边的黑暗里,他必在那里哀哭切齿。’

末日的审判

31 “当人子在祂的荣耀中与众天使降临的时候,祂要坐在荣耀的宝座上, 32 万民要聚集在祂面前。祂要把他们分开,就像牧人把绵羊和山羊分开一样。 33 祂要把绵羊放在右边,山羊放在左边。 34 那时,王会对右边的人说,‘我父所赐福的人啊,来承受创世以来为你们预备的国度吧。 35 因为我饥饿时,你们给我吃的;我口渴时,你们给我喝的;我身在异乡时,你们接待我; 36 我赤身露体时,你们给我穿的;我生病时,你们照顾我;我坐牢时,你们来看我。’

37 “那些义人会回答说,‘主啊!我们什么时候见你饿了就给你吃的?见你渴了就给你喝的? 38 见你身在异乡就接待你?见你赤身露体就给你穿的呢? 39 我们又什么时候见你生病或坐牢,就去看你呢?’

40 “王会回答说,‘我实在告诉你们,你们帮助我最卑微的一个弟兄,就是帮助我了。’

41 “王又对左边的人说,‘你们这些被咒诅的人,走开!到专为魔鬼及其使者预备的永远不灭的火里去吧! 42 因为我饥饿时,你们不给我吃的;我口渴时,你们不给我喝的; 43 我身在异乡时,你们不接待我;我赤身露体时,你们不给我衣服;我生病时,你们不照顾我;我坐牢时,你们不来看我。’

44 “他们会问,‘主啊,我们什么时候见你饿了,或渴了,或身在异乡,或赤身露体,或病了,或坐牢,却没有帮助你呢?’

45 “王会回答说,‘我实在告诉你们,你们没有帮助我最卑微的一个弟兄,就是没有帮助我。’ 46 这些人要受永远的刑罚,但义人要得到永远的生命。”

Amplified Bible

Matthew 25

Parable of Ten Virgins

1“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps and went to [a]meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish [thoughtless, silly, and careless], and five were wise [far-sighted, practical, and sensible]. For when the foolish took their lamps, they did not take any [extra] oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil along with their lamps. Now while the bridegroom was delayed, they all began to nod off, and they fell asleep. But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Look! The bridegroom [is coming]! Go out to meet him.’ Then all those virgins got up and put their own lamps in order [trimmed the wicks and added oil and lit them]. But the foolish virgins said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’ But the wise replied, ‘No, otherwise there will not be enough for us and for you, too; go instead to the dealers and buy oil for yourselves.’ 10 But while they were going away to buy oil, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut and locked. 11 Later the others also came, and said, ‘Lord, Lord, open [the door] for us.’ 12 But He replied, ‘I assure you and most solemnly say to you, I do not know you [we have no relationship].’ 13 Therefore, be on the alert [be prepared and ready], for you do not know the day nor the hour [when the Son of Man will come].

Parable of the Talents

14 “For it is just like a man who was about to take a journey, and he called his servants together and entrusted them with his possessions. 15 To one he gave five [b]talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability; and then he went on his journey. 16 The one who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he [made a profit and] gained five more. 17 Likewise the one who had two [made a profit and] gained two more. 18 But the one who had received the one went and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.

19 “Now after a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 And the one who had received the five talents came and brought him five more, saying, ‘Master, you entrusted to me five talents. See, I have [made a profit and] gained five more talents.’ 21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.’

22 “Also the one who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you entrusted two talents to me. See, I have [made a profit and] gained two more talents.’ 23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.’

24 “The one who had received one talent also came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a harsh and demanding man, reaping [the harvest] where you did not sow and gathering where you did not scatter seed. 25 So I was afraid [to lose the talent], and I went and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is your own.’

26 “But his master answered him, ‘You wicked, lazy servant, you knew that I reap [the harvest] where I did not sow and gather where I did not scatter seed. 27 Then you ought to have put my money with the bankers, and at my return I would have received my money back with interest. 28 So take the talent away from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.’

29 “For to everyone who has [and values his blessings and gifts from God, and has used them wisely], more will be given, and [he will be richly supplied so that] he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have [because he has ignored or disregarded his blessings and gifts from God], even what he does have will be taken away. 30 And throw out the worthless servant into the outer darkness; in that place [of grief and torment] there will be weeping [over sorrow and pain] and grinding of teeth [over distress and anger].

The Judgment

31 “But when the Son of Man comes in His glory and majesty and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him [for judgment]; and He will separate them from one another, as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats; 33 and He will put the sheep on His right [the place of honor], and the goats on His left [the place of rejection].

34 “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father [you favored of God, appointed to eternal salvation], inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 I was naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me [with help and ministering care]; I was in prison, and you came to Me [ignoring personal danger].’ 37 Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 38 And when did we see You as a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39 And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 The King will answer and say to them, ‘I assure you and most solemnly say to you, to the extent that you did it for one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it for Me.’

41 “Then He will say to those on His left, ‘Leave Me, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels (demons); 42 for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; 43 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 [with help and ministering care].’ 44 Then they also [in their turn] will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or as a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ 45 Then He will reply to them, ‘I assure you and most solemnly say to you, to the extent that you did not do it for one of the least of these [my followers], you did not do it for Me.’ 46 Then these [unbelieving people] will go away into eternal (unending) punishment, but those who are righteous and in right standing with God [will go, by His remarkable grace] into eternal (unending) life.”

Notas al pie

  1. Matthew 25:1 In a procession, the bridegroom and his friends brought the bride from her father’s house to his house where the wedding feast was prepared.
  2. Matthew 25:15 A talent was a measurement of weight, usually 58-80 pounds. One talent of silver was worth more than 15 years’ wages. One talent of gold was worth even more.