Matthew: Chapter 25

The Gospel According to Matthew. The 25th Chapter
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Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
25:1 Then the kingdom of heavens shall be like to ten virgins, which taking their lamps, went out meeting the spouse, and the spousess; Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went to meet the bridegroom: Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went to meet the bridegroom. Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten Virgins, which took their lamps, & went forth to meet the bridegroom.
25:2 and five of them were fools, and five prudent. five of them were foolish, and five were wise. And five of them were wise, & five foolish. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
25:3 But the five fools took their lamps, and took not oil with them; the fools took their lamps, but took none oil with them. The foolish took their lamps, but took none oil with them. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
25:4 but the prudent took oil in their vessels with the lamps. but the wise took oil with them in their vessels with their lamps also. But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
25:5 And whiles the spouse tarried, all they napped and slept. while the bridegroom tarried, all slumbered and slept. Now while the bridegroom tarried long, all slumbered and slept. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
25:6 But at midnight a cry was made, Lo! the spouse cometh, go ye out to meet him. And even at midnight, there was a cry made: behold, the bridegroom cometh go and meet him. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh: go out to meet him. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet him.
25:7 Then all those virgins rose up, and adorned their lamps. Then all those virgins arose, and prepared their lamps. Then all those virgins arose, & trimmed their lamps. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
25:8 And the fools said to the wise, Give ye to us of your oil, for our lamps be quenched. And the foolish said to the wise: give us of your oil, for our lamps go out? And the foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil, for our lamps are out. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out.
25:9 The prudent answered, saying, Lest peradventure it suffice not to us and to you, go ye rather to men that sell, and buy to you. but the wise answered, saying: not so, lest there be not enough for us and you, but go rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. But the wise answered, saying, We fear lest there will not be enough for us & you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. But the wise answered, saying, Not so, lest there be not enough for us and you, but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
25:10 And while they went to buy, the spouse came; and those that were ready, entered in with him to the weddings; and the gate was shut. In conclusion while they went to buy, the bridegroom came: and they that were ready, went in with him to the wedding, and the gate was shut up: And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came: & they that were ready, went in with him to the wedding, and the gate was shut. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and they that were ready, went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut.
25:11 Soothly at the last also the other virgins came, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. Afterwards came also the other virgins, saying: master master, open to us. Afterwards came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
25:12 And he answered, and said, Truly I say to you, I know you not. but he answered, and said: verily I say unto you: I know you not. But he answered, and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. But he answered, and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
25:13 Therefore wake ye, for ye know not the day nor the hour. look that ye watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor yet the hour, when the son of man shall come. Watch therefore: for ye know neither the day, nor the hour, when the Son of man will come. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day, nor the hour, wherein the Son of man cometh.
25:14 Soothly as a man going far in pilgrimage, called his servants, and betook to them his goods; Likewise as a certain man ready to take his journey to a strange country, called his servants to him, and delivered to them his goods. For the kingdom of heaven is as a man that going into a strange country, called his servants, and delivered to them his goods. For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods:
25:15 and to one he gave five talents, forsooth to another two, and to another one, to each after his own virtue; and he went forth anon. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two and to another one: to every man after his ability, and straightway departed. And unto one he gave five talents, and to another two, & to another one, to every man after his own ability, and straightway went from home. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to every man according to his several ability, & straightway took his journey.
25:16 Forsooth and he that had taken five talents, went forth, and wrought in them, and won other five. Then he that had received the five talents, went and bestowed them, and won other five. Then he that had received the five talents, went and occupied with them, and gained other five talents. Then he that had received the five talents, went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
25:17 Also and he that had taken two, won other two. Likewise he that received two gained other two. Likewise also, he that received two, he also gained other two. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
25:18 But he that had taken one, went forth, and delved in the earth, and hid the money of his lord. but he that received one, went and digged a pit in the earth and hid his master’s money. But he that received that one, went & digged it in the earth, & hid his master’s money. But he that had received one, went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.
25:19 But after long time, the lord of those servants came, and reckoned with them. After a long season the lord of those servants came, and reckoned with them. But after a long season, the master of those servants came, and reckoned with them. After a long time, the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
25:20 And he that had taken five talents, coming to, offered other five, saying, Lord, thou betookest to me five talents, lo! I have gotten over other five. Then came he that had received five talents, and brought other five saying: master, thou deliveredst unto me five talents, lo I have gained with them five more. Then came he that had received five talents, and brought other five talents, saying, Master, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained with them other five talents. And so he that had received five talents, came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents, behold, I have gained besides them, five talents more.
25:21 His lord said to him, Well be thou, good servant and faithful; for upon few things thou hast been faithful, I shall ordain thee on many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord. His master said unto him: well good servant and faithful, Thou hast been faithful in little, I will make thee ruler over much, enter in into thy master’s joy. Then his master said unto him, It is well done good servant and faithful, Thou hast been faithful in little, I will make thee ruler over much: enter in into thy master’s joy. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
25:22 Forsooth and he that had taken two talents, came to, and said, Lord, thou betookest to me two talents; lo! I have gotten over other two. Also he that received two talents came, and said: master, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: lo I have won two other with them. Also he that had received two talents, came & said, Master, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents with them. He also that had received two talents, came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents besides them.
25:23 His lord said to him, Well be thou, good servant and faithful; for upon few things thou hast been faithful, I shall ordain thee on many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord. his master said unto him, well good servant and faithful thou hast been faithful in little, I will make thee ruler over much, go in into thy master’s joy. His master said unto him, It is well done good servant, and faithful, Thou hast been faithful in little, I will make thee ruler over much: enter in into thy master’s joy. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
25:24 Forsooth and he that had taken one talent, came, and said, Lord, I know that thou art an hard man; thou reapest where thou hast not sown, and thou gatherest together where thou hast not spreaded abroad; He which had received the one talent came also, and said: master, I considered that thou wast an hard man, which reapest where thou sowedst not, and gatherest where thou strawedst not, Then he which had received the one talent, came and said, Master, I knew that thou wast an hard man, which reapest where thou sowedst not, and gatherest where thou strawedst not: Then he which had received the one talent, came & said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, & gathering where thou hast not strawed:
25:25 and I dreading went, and hid thy talent in the earth; lo! thou hast that that is thine. and was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, thou hast thine own. I was therefore afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: behold, thou hast thine own. And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
25:26 His lord answered, and said to him, Evil servant and slow, knewest thou that I reap where I sowed not, and gather together where I spreaded not abroad? his master answered, and said unto him: evil servant and slothful, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I strawed not: And his master answered, and said unto him, Thou evil servant, & slothful, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I strawed not. His lord answered, and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
25:27 Therefore it behooved thee to have sent my money to changers, that when I came, I should have received that that is mine with usuries. thou oughtest therefore to have had my money to the changers, and then at my coming should I have received my money with vantage. Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming should I have received mine own with vantage. Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
25:28 And so take ye away from him the talent, and give ye it to him that hath ten talents. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
25:29 For to every man having it shall be given, and he shall have plenty; but from him that hath not, also that that he seemeth to have, shall be taken away from him. for unto every man that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance. And from him that hath not, shall be taken away, even that he hath. For unto every man that hath, it shall be given, and he shall have abundance, and from him that hath not, even that he hath, shall be taken away. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not, shall be taken away, even that which he hath.
25:30 And cast ye out the unprofitable servant into utter-more darknesses; there shall be weeping, and beating together of teeth. And cast that unprofitable servant into utter darkness, there shall be weeping, and gnashing of teeth. Cast therefore that unprofitable servant into utter darkness: there shall be weeping, and gnashing of teeth. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
25:31 When man’s Son shall come in his majesty, and all his angels with him, then he shall sit on the siege of his majesty; When the son of man shall come in his majesty, and all his holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the seat of his majesty, And when the Son of man cometh in his glory, and all the holy Angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory. When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy Angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
25:32 and all folks shall be gathered before him, and he shall part them atwain, as a shepherd parteth sheep from kids; and before him shall be gathered all nations. And he shall sever them one from another, as a shepherd putteth asunder the sheep from the goats. And before him shall be gathered all nations, and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats. And before him shall be gathered all nations, and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats.
25:33 and he shall set the sheep on his right half, and the kids forsooth on his left half. And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on his left hand. And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on the left. And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
25:34 Then the king shall say to them, that shall be on his right half, Come ye, the blessed of my Father, wield ye the kingdom made ready to you from the beginning of the world. Then shall the king say to them on his right hand: Come ye blessed children of my father, inherit ye the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world. Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come ye blessed of my Father: inherit ye the kingdom prepared for you from the foundations of the world. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
25:35 Forsooth I was hungry, and ye gave me to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave me to drink; I was harbourless, and ye gathered me; for I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat. I thirsted, and ye gave me drink. I was harbourless, and ye lodged me. For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I thirsted, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye lodged me: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
25:36 naked, and ye covered me; sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came to me. I was naked and ye clothed me: I was sick and ye visited me. I was in prison and ye came unto me. I was naked, and ye clothed me, I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
25:37 Then just men shall answer to him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and we fed thee; thirsty, and we gave thee drink? Then shall the just answer him saying: master, when, saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or athirst, and gave thee drink? Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or athirst, and gave thee drink? Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
25:38 when forsooth saw we thee harbourless, and we gathered thee to harbour; or naked, and we covered thee? when saw we thee harbourless, and lodged thee? or naked and clothed thee? And when saw we thee a stranger, and lodged thee? or naked, and clothed thee? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
25:39 or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and we came to thee? or when saw we thee sick, or in prison and came unto thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
25:40 And the king answering shall say to them, Truly I say to you, as long as ye did to one of these my least brethren, ye did to me. And the king shall answer, and say unto them: verily I say unto you: inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren: ye have done it to me. And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it to me. And the King shall answer, and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
25:41 Then the king shall say also to them, that shall be on his left half, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, which is made ready to the devil and his angels. Then shall the king say unto them that shall be on the left hand: depart from me ye cursed into everlasting fire, which is prepared for the devil and his angels. Then shall he say unto them on the left hand, Depart from me ye cursed, into everlasting fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.
25:42 For I hungered, and ye gave not to me for to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave not to me for to drink; For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat. I thirsted, and ye gave me no drink. For I was an hungred, & ye gave me no meat: I thirsted, & ye gave me no drink: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
25:43 I was harbourless, and ye gathered not me to harbour; naked, and ye covered not me; sick, and in prison, and ye visited not me. I was harbourless, and ye lodged me not. I was naked, and ye clothed me not. I was sick and in prison, and ye visited me not. I was a stranger, and ye lodged me not: I was naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not:
25:44 Then also they shall answer to him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungering, or thirsting, or harbourless, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and we served not to thee? Then shall they also answer him saying: master when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or harbourless, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and have not ministered unto thee? Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
25:45 Then he shall answer to them, saying, Truly I say to you, as long as ye did not to one of these least, ye did not to me. then shall he answer them, and say: Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. Then shall he answer them, & say, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily, I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
25:46 And these shall go into everlasting torment; but the just men shall go into everlasting life. And these shall go into everlasting pain: And the righteous into life eternal. And these shall go into everlasting pain, and the righteous into life eternal. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
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