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.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Matayo 25

Olugero lw’Abawala Ekkumi

1“Obwakabaka obw’omu ggulu bufaananyizibwa n’abawala embeerera ekkumi, abaatwala ettaala zaabwe ne bagenda okusisinkana anaawasa omugole. Abataano tebaalina magezi, abataano abalala ne baba b’amagezi. Abataalina magezi, ne batatwala mafuta gamala mu ttaala zaabwe. Naye abagezi baatwala amafuta mu macupa gaabwe ag’okweyambisa wamu n’ettaala zaabwe. Naye anaawasa omugole bwe yalwawo okutuuka otulo ne tubakwata bonna, ne beebaka.

“Obudde bwe bwatuuka mu ttumbi oluyoogaano ne lubazuukusa, abantu nga baleekaana nti, ‘Awasa omugole atuuse! Mujje mumwanirize!’

“Abawala embeerera bonna ne bazuukuka ne baseesa ettaala zaabwe. Awo abawala abataano abataalina magezi ne bagamba nti, ‘Mutuwe ku mafuta gammwe, kubanga ettaala zaffe zaagala kuzikira ziggweerera.’

“Naye bannaabwe ne babaddamu nti, ‘Amafuta ge tulinawo gatumala bumazi. Mugende mu maduuka mwegulireyo.’

10 “Naye baali baakagenda anaawasa omugole n’atuuka, abo abaali beeteeseteese ne bayingira ku mbaga, oluggi ne luggalwawo. 11 Oluvannyuma abawala bali abataano ne bakomawo ne bayita nti, ‘Ssebo, tuggulirewo!’ 12 Naye n’abaddamu nti, ‘Ddala ddala mbagamba nti, sibamanyi!’

13 “Kale mutunule mweteeketeeke, kubanga temumanyi kiseera wadde olunaku.”

Olugero lw’Ettalanta

14 “Obwakabaka bwa Katonda, ate bufaananyizibwa n’olugero lw’omusajja eyali agenda olugendo, n’ayita abaddu be n’abalekera ebintu bye. 15 Eyasooka yamuwa ttalanta ttaano, owookubiri bbiri n’owookusatu emu, ng’ageraageranya ng’okusobola kwa buli omu bwe kwali. Bw’atyo ne yeetambulira. 16 Omusajja eyafuna ttalanta ettaano n’azisuubuzisa n’afunamu ttalanta ttaano endala. 17 N’oyo eyalekerwa ttalanta ebiri naye n’aviisaamu endala biri. 18 Naye eyaweebwa ttalanta emu, bwe yagifuna n’agenda n’aziika ttalanta ya mukama we mu ttaka.

19 “Awo nga wayiseewo ekiseera kiwanvu, mukama w’abaddu abo n’akomawo. N’ayita abaddu be bamutegeeze ebyafa ku ttalanta ze yabalekera. 20 Omusajja gwe yalekera ttalanta ettaano n’ajja n’amuleetera ttalanta endala ttaano ng’agamba nti, ‘Mukama wange wampa ttalanta ttaano, nviisizaamu ttalanta endala ttaano.’

21 “Mukama we n’amugamba nti, ‘Weebale, oli muddu mulungi era mwesigwa, obadde mwesigwa mu bintu ebitono, ndikusigira ebintu ebingi. Yingira sanyukira wamu ne mukama wo.’

22 “Eyalekerwa ttalanta ebiri naye n’ajja, n’ategeeza mukama we nti, ‘Ssebo, wandekera ttalanta bbiri, era ne nziviisaamu ttalanta endala bbiri.’

23 “Mukama we n’amugamba nti, ‘Weebale, oli muddu mulungi era mwesigwa, obadde mwesigwa mu bintu ebitono, ndikusigira ebintu ebingi. Yingira osanyukire wamu ne mukama wo.’

24 “Omusajja eyalekerwa ttalanta emu n’ajja, n’agamba nti, ‘Ssebo, nakumanya nga bw’oli omuntu omuzibu, okungulira gy’otaasigira era okuŋŋaanyiza gy’otaasaasaanyiza. 25 Olw’okutya bwe wagenda ne nkweka ttalanta yo mu ttaka era yiino ttalanta yo.’

26 “Naye mukama we n’amugamba nti, ‘Ggwe omuddu omubi era omugayaavu! Obanga wamanya nti ndi muntu akungulira gye ssaasigira, 27 wanditadde ensimbi zange mu bbanka gye bandimpaddemu amagoba nga nkomyewo.’

28 “N’alagira nti, ‘Mumuggyeeko ettalanta eyo mugiwe oli alina ttalanta ekkumi. 29 Kubanga alina aliweebwa abe na bingi naye atalina, n’ebyo by’alina ebitono birimuggyibwako. 30 N’omuddu oyo ataliiko ky’agasa mumusuule ebweru mu kizikiza eri okukaaba n’okuluma obujiji.’

Endiga n’Embuzi

31 “Omwana w’Omuntu bw’alijja mu kitiibwa kye ne bamalayika bonna nga bali naye, alituula ku ntebe ey’ekitiibwa kye. 32 Awo amawanga gonna galikuŋŋaanyizibwa mu maaso ge era aligaawulamu ng’omusumba bw’ayawulamu endiga n’embuzi. 33 Endiga aliziteeka ku mukono gwe ogwa ddyo n’embuzi ku gwa kkono.

34 “Awo Kabaka n’alyoka agamba abali ku mukono gwe ogwa ddyo nti, ‘Mujje mmwe Kitange be yawa omukisa, musikire obwakabaka obwabateekerwateekerwa okuva ku kutondebwa kw’ensi. 35 Kubanga nnali muyala ne mundiisa, nnali muyonta ne mumpa ekyokunywa, nnali mugenyi ne munnyaniriza, 36 nnali bwereere ne munnyambaza, nnali mulwadde ne munnambula, nnali mu kkomera ne mujja okundaba.’

37 “Abatuukirivu ne bamubuuza nti, ‘Mukama waffe, twakulaba ddi ng’oli muyala ne tukuliisa? Oba ng’olina ennyonta ne tukuwa ekyokunywa? 38 Oba ng’oli mugenyi ne tukwaniriza? Oba ng’oli bwereere, ne tukwambaza? 39 Twakulaba ddi ng’oli mulwadde oba ng’oli mu kkomera ne tukulambula?’

40 “Kabaka, alibaddamu nti, ‘Ddala ddala mbagamba nti bwe mwabikolera baganda bange bano abasembayo wansi kye kimu mwabikolera nze!’

41 “Bw’atyo aligamba abo abali ku mukono gwe ogwa kkono nti, ‘Muveewo, mmwe abakolimire, mulage mu muliro ogutazikira ogwateekerwateekerwa Setaani ne bamalayika be. 42 Kubanga nnali muyala ne mutampa kyakulya, nnali muyonta ne mutampa kyakunywa, 43 nnali mugenyi ne mutannyaniriza, nnali bwereere ne mutannyambaza, nnali mulwadde ne mu kkomera ne mutajja kunnambula.’

44 “Nabo baliddamu nti, ‘Mukama waffe, twakulaba ddi ng’oli muyala oba ng’oli muyonta, oba ng’oli mugenyi oba ng’oli bwereere oba mulwadde oba ng’oli mu kkomera, ne tutakuyamba?’

45 “Naye alibaddamu nti, ‘ddala ddala mbagamba nti, nga bwe mutaakikola omu ku bano abasembayo wansi, nange temwakinkola.’

46 “Abo baligenda ku kibonerezo eky’emirembe n’emirembe, naye abatuukirivu baliyingira mu bulamu obutaggwaawo.”