CLV(i) 1 Then likened shall be the kingdom of the heavens to ten virgins, who getting their torches, came out to meet the bridegroom." 2 Now five of them were stupid and five prudent. 3 For the stupid, getting their torches, got no oil with them, 4 yet the prudent got oil in the crocks with their torches. 5 Now, at the delaying of the bridegroom, they all nod and drowsed." 6 Now in the middle of the night a clamor occurs: 'Lo! the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!' 7 Then roused were all those virgins, and they adorn their torches." 8 Now the stupid said to the prudent, 'Give us of your oil, for our torches are going out.'" 9 Yet the prudent answered, saying, 'No, lest at some time there should not be sufficient for us and you." 10 Now, at their coming away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who are ready entered with him into the wedding festivities, and the door is locked." 11 Now subsequently the rest of the virgins also are coming, saying 'Lord! Lord! Open to us!'" 12 Yet he, answering, said, 'Verily, I am saying to you, I am not acquainted with you!'" 13 Watch, then, for you are not aware of the day, neither the hour." 14 For it is even as a man traveling. He calls his own slaves and gives over to them his possessions. 15 And to one, indeed, he gives five talents, yet to one, two, yet to one, one; to each according to his own ability. And he travels immediately." 16 Now, being gone, the one getting the five talents trades with them and gains another five talents." 17 Similarly, also, the one with the two; he also gains another two." 18 Yet the one getting the one talent, coming away, excavates in the earth and hides his lord's silver." 19 Now, after much time, the lord of those slaves is coming and settling accounts with them." 20 And, approaching, the one getting the five talents brings to him another five talents, saying, 'Lord, five talents you give over to me, Lo! another five talents do I gain with them.'" 21 Now his lord averred to him, 'Well done! good and faithful slave. Over a few were you faithful; over many will I place you. Enter into the joy of your lord!'" 22 Now, approaching, the one also getting the two talents said, 'Lord, two talents you give over to me, Lo! another two talents I gain with them.'" 23 His lord averred to him, 'Well done! good and faithful slave. Over a few were you faithful; over many will I place you. Enter into the joy of your lord!'" 24 Now, approaching, the one also having gotten the one talent, said, 'Lord, I knew you, that you are a hard man, reaping where you do not sow, and gathering whence you do not scatter." 25 And, being afraid, coming away, I hide your talent in the earth. Lo! you have what is yours!'" 26 Now, answering, his lord said to him, 'Wicked and slothful slave! You were aware that I am reaping where I do not sow, and gathering whence I do not scatter." 27 It was binding on you, then, to be depositing my silver with the bankers, and on coming, I should recover what is mine together with interest." 28 Take the talent away from him then, and give it to the one who has ten talents.'" 29 For to everyone who has shall be given, and he shall have a superfluity, yet from the one who has not, that also which he has shall be taken away from him;" 30 and the useless slave cast out into outer darkness. there shall be lamentation and gnashing of teeth. 31 Now, whenever the Son of Mankind may be coming in His glory, and all the holy messengers with Him, then shall He be seated on the throne of His glory, 32 and in front of Him shall be gathered all the nations. And He shall be severing them from one another even as a shepherd is severing the sheep from the kids. 33 And He shall be standing the sheep, indeed, at His right, yet the kids at the left." 34 Then shall the King be declaring to those at His right, 'Hither, blessed of My Father! Enjoy the allotment of the kingdom made ready for you from the disruption of the world." 35 For I hunger and you give Me to eat' I thirst and you give Me drink; a stranger was I and you took Me in; 36 naked and you clothed Me; infirm am I and you visit Me; in jail was I and you come to Me.' 37 Then the just will be answering Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we perceive Thee hungering and nourish Thee, or thirsting and we give Thee drink? 38 Now when did we perceive Thee a stranger and took Thee in, or naked and we clothed Thee? 39 Now when did we perceive Thee infirm, or in jail, and we came to Thee?'" 40 And, answering, the King shall be declaring to them, 'Verily, I am saying to you, In as much as you do it to one of these, the least of My brethren, you do it to Me.'" 41 Then shall He be declaring to those also at His left, 'Go from Me, you cursed, into the fire eonian, made ready for the Adversary and his messengers." 42 For I hunger and you do not give Me to eat; I thirst and you do not give Me drink; 43 a stranger was I and you did not take Me in; naked and you did not clothe Me; infirm and in jail and you did not visit Me.' 44 Then shall they also be answering, saying, 'Lord, when did we perceive you hungering or thirsting, or a stranger, or naked, or infirm, or in jail, and we did not serve you?'" 45 Then shall He be answering them, saying, 'Verily, I am saying to you, In as much as you do it not to one of these, the least, neither do you it to Me.'" 46 And these shall be coming away into chastening eonian, yet the just into life eonian."