New International Version

Matthew 25

The Parable of the Ten Virgins

1“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’

“Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’

“‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’

10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.

11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’

12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’

13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

The Parable of the Bags of Gold

14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag,[a] each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. 18 But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.

19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’

21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

22 “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’

23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

24 “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’

26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.

28 “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. 29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. 30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

The Sheep and the Goats

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation 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 needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

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 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 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, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

Footnotes

  1. Matthew 25:15 Greek five talents … two talents … one talent; also throughout this parable; a talent was worth about 20 years of a day laborer’s wage.

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Matiu 25

Òwe àwọn wúńdíá mẹ́wàá

1“Nígbà náà ni ó fi ìjọba ọ̀run wé àwọn wúńdíá mẹ́wàá. Ti wọ́n gbé fìtílà wọn láti lọ pàdé ọkọ ìyàwó. Márùn-ún nínú wọn jẹ́ ọlọ́gbọ́n, márùn-ún nínú wọn ni wọ́n jẹ́ aláìgbọ́n. Àwọn tí wọ́n jẹ́ aláìgbọ́n gbé fìtílà wọn ṣùgbọ́n wọn kò mú epo kankan lọ́wọ́. Àwọn ọlọ́gbọ́n mú epo sínú kólòbó lọ́wọ́ pẹ̀lú fìtílà wọn. Nígbà tí ọkọ ìyàwó pẹ́, gbogbo wọn tòògbé wọn sì sùn.

“Nígbà tí ó di ọ̀gànjọ́, igbe ta sókè, ‘Wò ó, ọkọ ìyàwó ń bọ̀, ẹ jáde sóde láti pàdé rẹ̀.’

“Nígbà náà ni àwọn wúńdíá sì tají, wọ́n tún fìtílà wọn ṣe. Àwọn aláìgbọ́n márùn-ún tí kò ní epo rárá bẹ àwọn ọlọ́gbọ́n pé kí wọn fún àwọn nínú èyí tí wọ́n ní nítorí fìtílà wọn ń kú lọ.

“Ṣùgbọ́n àwọn ọlọ́gbọ́n márùn-ún dáhùn pé, bẹ́ẹ̀ kọ́; kí ó má ba à ṣe aláìtó fún àwa àti ẹ̀yin, ẹ kúkú tọ àwọn tí ń tà á lọ, kí ẹ sì rà fún ara yín.

10 “Ní àsìkò tí wọ́n lọ ra epo tiwọn, ni ọkọ ìyàwó dé. Àwọn wúńdíá tí ó múra tán bá a wọlé sí ibi àsè ìgbéyàwó, lẹ́yìn náà, a sì ti ìlẹ̀kùn.

11 “Ní ìkẹyìn ni àwọn wúńdíá márùn-ún ìyókù dé, wọ́n ń wí pé, ‘Olúwa, Olúwa, ṣílẹ̀kùn fún wa.’

12 “Ṣùgbọ́n ọkọ ìyàwó dáhùn pé, ‘Lóòótọ́ ni mo wí fún yín èmi kò mọ̀ yín rí.’

13 “Nítorí náà, ẹ máa ṣọ́nà. Nítorí pé ẹ̀yin kò mọ ọjọ́ tàbí wákàtí tí Ọmọ Ènìyàn yóò dé.

Òwe tálẹ́ǹtì

14 “A sì tún fi ìjọba ọ̀run wé ọkùnrin kan tí ó ń lọ sí ìrìnàjò. Ó pe àwọn ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ rẹ̀, ó sì kó ohun ìní rẹ̀ fún wọn. 15 Ó fún ọ̀kan ni tálẹ́ǹtì márùn-ún, ó fún èkejì ni tálẹ́ǹtì méjì, ó sì fún ẹ̀kẹta ni tálẹ́ǹtì kan, ó fún olúkúlùkù gẹ́gẹ́ bí agbára rẹ̀ ti mọ, ó sì lọ ìrìnàjò tirẹ̀. 16 Ọkùnrin tí ó gba tálẹ́ǹtì márùn-ún bẹ̀rẹ̀ lẹ́sẹ̀kẹsẹ̀ láti fi owó náà ṣòwò. Láìpẹ́, ó sì jèrè márùn-ún mìíràn. 17 Ọkùnrin tí ó gba tálẹ́ǹtì méjì náà fi tirẹ̀ ṣòwò. Láìpẹ́, ó sì jèrè tálẹ́ǹtì méjì mìíràn. 18 Ṣùgbọ́n ọkùnrin tí ò gba tálẹ́ǹtì kan, ó wa ihò ní ilẹ̀, ó sì bo owó ọ̀gá mọ́ ibẹ̀.

19 “Lẹ́yìn ọjọ́ pípẹ́, olúwa àwọn ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ dé láti àjò rẹ̀. Ó pè wọ́n jọ láti bá wọn ṣírò owó rẹ̀. 20 Ọkùnrin tí ó gba tálẹ́ǹtì márùn-ún, mú márùn-ún mìíràn padà wá, ó wí pé, ‘olúwa, ìwọ ti fi tálẹ́ǹtì márùn-ún fún mi, mo sì ti jèrè márùn-ún mìíràn pẹ̀lú rẹ̀.’

21 “Olúwa rẹ̀ wí fún un pé, ‘O ṣeun ìwọ ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ rere àti olóòtítọ́: ìwọ ṣe olóòtítọ́ nínú ohun díẹ̀, èmi yóò fi ọ́ ṣe olórí ohun púpọ̀, bọ́ sínú ayọ̀ olúwa rẹ.’

22 “Èyí tí ó gba tálẹ́ǹtì méjì wí pé ‘Olúwa, ìwọ fún mi ní tálẹ́ǹtì méjì láti lò, èmi sì ti jèrè tálẹ́ǹtì méjì mìíràn.’

23 “Olúwa rẹ̀ sì wí fún un pé ‘O ṣeun, ìwọ ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ rere àti olóòtítọ́. Ìwọ ti jẹ́ olóòtítọ́ nínú ohun díẹ̀, èmi yóò fi ọ ṣe olórí ohun púpọ̀. Ìwọ bọ́ sínú ayọ̀ olúwa rẹ.’

24 “Níkẹyìn, ọkùnrin tí a fún ní tálẹ́ǹtì kan wá, ó wí pé, ‘Olúwa, mo mọ̀ pé òǹrorò ènìyàn ni ìwọ ń ṣe ìwọ ń kórè níbi tí ìwọ kò gbìn sí, ìwọ ń kójọ níbi tí ìwọ kò ó ká sí. 25 Èmi bẹ̀rù, mo sì lọ pa tálẹ́ǹtì rẹ mọ́ sínú ilẹ̀. Wò ó, nǹkan rẹ nìyìí.’

26 “Ṣùgbọ́n olúwa rẹ̀ dáhùn pé, ‘Ìwọ ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ búburú, ìwọ mọ̀ pé èmi ń kórè níbi tí èmi kò fúnrúgbìn sì, èmi sì ń kójọ níbi tí èmi kò fọ́nká ká sí. 27 Nígbà náà ìwọ ìbá kúkú fi owó mi sí ilé ìfowópamọ́ tí èmi bá dé èmi ìbá le gba owó mi pẹ̀lú èrè.

28 “ ‘Ó sì pàṣẹ kí a gba tálẹ́ǹtì náà lọ́wọ́ rẹ̀, kí a sì fún ọkùnrin tí ó ní tálẹ́ǹtì mẹ́wàá. 29 Nítorí ẹnikẹ́ni tí ó bá ní a ó fún sí i, yóò sí tún ní sí lọ́pọ̀lọpọ̀. Ṣùgbọ́n láti ọwọ́ ẹni tí kò ní ni a ó ti gbà èyí tí ó ní. 30 Nítorí ìdí èyí, gbé aláìlérè ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀, jù ú sínú òkùnkùn lóde, ibẹ̀ ni ẹ̀kún òun ìpayínkeke yóò gbé wà.’

Àwọn àgùntàn àti ewúrẹ́

31 “Ṣùgbọ́n nígbà ti Ọmọ Ènìyàn yóò wá nínú ògo rẹ̀ pẹ̀lú gbogbo àwọn angẹli rẹ̀ nígbà náà ni yóò jókòó lórí ìtẹ́ ògo ní ọ̀run. 32 Gbogbo orílẹ̀-èdè ni a ó kójọ níwájú rẹ̀, òun yóò sì ya àwọn ènìyàn ayé sí ọ̀tọ̀ gẹ́gẹ́ bí olùṣọ́-àgùntàn ṣe é ya àgùntàn kúrò lára àwọn ewúrẹ́. 33 Òun yóò sì fi àgùntàn sí ọwọ́ ọ̀tún àti ewúrẹ́ sí ọwọ́ òsì.

34 “Nígbà náà ni ọba yóò wí fún àwọn tí ó wà lọ́wọ́ ọ̀tún pé, ‘Ẹ wá, ẹ̀yin tí Baba mi ti bùkún fún, ẹ jogún ìjọba tí a ti pèsè fún yín láti ìpilẹ̀ṣẹ̀ ayé. 35 Nítorí ebi pa mi, ẹ̀yin sì fún mi ní oúnjẹ, òǹgbẹ gbẹ mí, ẹ̀yin sì fún mi ní omi. Mo jẹ́ àlejò, ẹ̀yin sì pè mí sínú ilé yín. 36 Mo wà ní ìhòhò, ẹ̀yin sì daṣọ bò mí. Nígbà tí mo ṣe àìsàn ẹ ṣe ìtójú mi, àti ìgbà tí mo wà ní ọgbà ẹ̀wọ̀n ẹ̀yin bẹ̀ mí wò.’

37 “Nígbà náà ni àwọn olódodo yóò fèsì pé, ‘Olúwa, nígbà wo ni àwa rí ọ tí ebi ń pa ọ́, tí a sì fún ọ ní oúnjẹ? Tàbí tí òǹgbẹ ń gbẹ ọ́ tí a sì fún ọ ní ohun mímu? 38 Tàbí tí o jẹ́ àlejò tí a gbà ó sínú ilé wa? Tàbí tí o wà ní ìhòhò, tí a sì daṣọ bò ọ́? 39 Nígbà wo ni a tilẹ̀ rí i tí o ṣe àìsàn, tàbí tí o wà ní ọgbà ẹ̀wọ̀n, tí a bẹ̀ ọ́ wò?’

40 “Ọba náà yóò sì dáhùn yóò sì wí fún wọn pé, ‘lóòótọ́ ni mo wí fún yín pé níwọ̀n ìgbà tí ẹ̀yin ṣe nǹkan wọ̀nyí fún àwọn arákùnrin mi yìí tí o kéré jú lọ, ẹ̀ ń ṣe wọn fún mi ni.’

41 “Nígbà náà ni yóò sọ fún àwọn tí ọwọ́ òsì pé, ‘Ẹ kúrò lọ́dọ̀ mi, ẹ̀yin ẹni ègún, sínú iná àìnípẹ̀kun tí a ti tọ́jú fún èṣù àti àwọn angẹli rẹ̀. 42 Nítorí tí ebi pa mi, ẹ̀yin kò tilẹ̀ bọ́ mi, òrùngbẹ gbẹ mi, ẹ kò tilẹ̀ fún mi ní omi láti mu. 43 Mo jẹ́ àlejò, ẹ̀yin kò tilẹ̀ gbà mi sílé. Mo wà ní ìhòhò, ẹ̀yin kò fi aṣọ bò mi. Mo ṣàìsàn, mo sì wà lọ́gbà ẹ̀wọ̀n, ẹ̀yin kò bẹ̀ mí wò.’

44 “Nígbà náà àwọn pẹ̀lú yóò dáhùn pé, ‘Olúwa, nígbà wo ni àwa rí ọ, tí ebi ń pa ọ́ tàbí tí òǹgbẹ ń gbẹ ọ́, tàbí tí o ṣàìsàn, tàbí tí o wà lọ́gbà ẹ̀wọ̀n, tí a kò sí ràn ọ́ lọ́wọ́?’

45 “Nígbà náà àwọn yóò dáhùn pé, ‘Lóòótọ́ ni mo wí fún pé, Nígbà tí ẹ̀yin ti kọ̀ láti ran ọ̀kan nínú àwọn tí ó kéré jù lọ́wọ́ nínú arákùnrin mi ẹ̀yin tí kọ̀ láti ṣe ìrànlọ́wọ́ fún mi ni.’

46 “Nígbà náà wọn yóò sì kọjá lọ sínú ìyà àìnípẹ̀kun, ṣùgbọ́n àwọn olódodo yóò lọ sí ìyè àìnípẹ̀kun.”