1: Then shall the kingdom of the heavens be made like to ten virgins that having taken their torches, went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2: And five of them were prudent and five foolish. 3: They that were foolish took their torches and did not take oil with them; 4: but the prudent took oil in their vessels with their torches. 5: Now the bridegroom tarrying, they all grew heavy and slept. 6: But in [the] middle of [the] night there was a cry, Behold, the bridegroom; go forth to meet him. 7: Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their torches. 8: And the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil, for our torches are going out. 9: But the prudent answered saying, [We cannot,] lest it might not suffice for us and for you. Go rather to those that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10: But as they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and the [ones that were] ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut. 11: Afterwards come also the rest of the virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us; 12: but he answering said, Verily I say unto you, I do not know you. 13: Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour. 14: For [it is] as [if] a man going away out of a country called his own bondmen and delivered to them his substance. 15: And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to each according to his particular ability, and immediately went away out of the country. 16: And he that had received the five talents went and trafficked with them, and made five other talents. 17: In like manner also he that [had received] the two, [he also] gained two others. 18: But he that had received the one went and dug in the earth, and hid the money of his lord. 19: And after a long time the lord of those bondmen comes and reckons with them. 20: And he that had received the five talents came to [him] and brought five other talents, saying, [My] lord, thou deliveredst me five talents; behold, I have gained five other talents besides them. 21: His lord said to him, Well, good and faithful bondman, thou wast faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things: enter into the joy of thy lord. 22: And he also that had received the two talents came to [him] and said, [My] lord, thou deliveredst me two talents; behold, I have gained two other talents besides them. 23: His lord said to him, Well, good and faithful bondman, thou wast faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 24: And he also that had received the one talent coming to [him] said, [My] lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hadst not sowed, and gathering from where thou hadst not scattered, 25: and being afraid I went away and hid thy talent in the earth; behold, thou hast that which is thine. 26: And his lord answering said to him, Wicked and slothful bondman, thou knewest that I reap where I had not sowed, and gather from where I had not scattered; 27: thou oughtest then to have put my money to the money-changers, and when I came I should have got what is mine with interest. 28: Take therefore the talent from him, and give it to him that has the ten talents: 29: for to every one that has shall be given, and he shall be in abundance; but from him that has not, that even which he has shall be taken from him. 30: And cast out the useless bondman into the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. 31: But when the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit down upon his throne of glory, 32: and all the nations shall be gathered before him; and he shall separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; 33: and he will set the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on [his] left. 34: Then shall the King say to those on his right hand, Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from [the] world's foundation: 35: for I hungered, and ye gave me to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; 36: naked, and ye clothed me; I was ill, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came to me. 37: Then shall the righteous answer him saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungering, and nourished thee; or thirsting, and gave thee to drink? 38: and when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in; or naked, and clothed thee? 39: and when saw we thee ill, or in prison, and came to thee? 40: And the King answering shall say to them, Verily, I say to you, Inasmuch as ye have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it to me. 41: Then shall he say also to those on the left, Go from me, cursed, into eternal fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42: for I hungered, and ye gave me not to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave me not to drink; 43: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye did not clothe me; ill, and in prison, and ye did not visit me. 44: Then shall they also answer saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungering, or thirsting, or a stranger, or naked, or ill, or in prison, and have not ministered to thee? 45: Then shall he answer them saying, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as ye have not done it to one of these least, neither have ye done it to me. 46: And these shall go away into eternal punishment, and the righteous into life eternal.