The Meaning of Matthew 25 Explained

Matthew 25

[1] Then  shall the kingdom  of heaven  be likened  unto ten  virgins,  which  took  lamps,  and went forth  the bridegroom.  [2] And  five  of  them  wise,  and  five  were foolish.  [3] that were foolish  took  their  lamps,  and took  no  oil  with  them:  [4] But  the wise  took  oil  in  vessels  with  lamps.  [5] While  the bridegroom  tarried,  they all  slumbered  and  slept.  [6] And  at midnight  there was a cry  made,  Behold,  the bridegroom  go ye out  to  meet  him.  [7] Then  all  those  virgins  arose,  and  trimmed  lamps.  [8] And  the foolish  said  unto the wise,  Give  of  oil;  for  lamps  are gone out.  [9] But  the wise  answered,  saying,  Not so; lest  not  enough  and  but  go ye  rather  to them  that sell,  and  buy  for yourselves.  [10] 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.  [11] Afterward  came  also  the other  virgins,  saying,  Lord,  open  [12] But  he answered  and said,  Verily  I say  I know  not.  [13] Watch  therefore,  for  ye know  neither  the day  nor  the hour  wherein  the Son  of man  cometh.  [14] For  the kingdom of heaven is as  a man  travelling into a far country,  who called  his own  servants,  and  delivered  unto them  [15] And  unto one  he gave  five  talents,  to another  two,  and  to another  one;  to every man  according  to his several  ability;  and  straightway  took his journey.  [16] he that had received  the five  talents  went  and traded  with  the same,  and  them other  five  talents.  [17] likewise  he that had received  two,  gained  other  two.  [18] But  he that had received  one  went  and digged  the earth,  and  his  lord's  money.  [19] After  a long  time  the lord  of those  servants  cometh,  and  reckoneth  with  them.  [20] And so  he that had received  five  talents  came  and brought  other  five  talents,  saying,  Lord,  thou deliveredst  five  talents:  I have gained  five  talents  more.  [21] His  lord  said  unto him,  Well done,  thou good  and  faithful  servant:  faithful  over  a few things,  ruler  over  many things:  enter thou  into  the joy  lord.  [22] He also  two  talents  came  and said,  Lord,  thou deliveredst  two  talents:  I have gained  two  other  talents  [23] His  lord  said  unto him,  Well done,  good  and  faithful  servant;  faithful  over  a few things,  ruler  over  many things:  enter thou  into  the joy  lord.  [24] Then  he which had received  the one  talent  came  and said,  Lord,  I knew  that  an hard  man,  reaping  where  not  sown,  and  gathering  where  not  strawed:  [25] And  I was afraid,  and went  and hid  talent  in  the earth:  there thou hast  that is thine.  [26] His  lord  answered  and said  unto him,  Thou wicked  and  slothful  servant,  thou knewest  that  I reap  where  I sowed  not,  and  gather  where  not  strawed:  [27] oughtest  therefore  to have put  money  to the exchangers,  and  then at my coming  should  have received  mine own  with  usury.  [28] Take  therefore  the talent  from  him,  and  give  it unto him which hath  ten  talents.  [29] 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.  [30] And  cast ye  the unprofitable  servant  into  outer  darkness:  there  weeping  and  gnashing  of teeth.  [31] When  the Son  of man  shall come  in  his  glory,  and  all  angels  with  him,  then  shall he sit  upon  the throne  of his  glory:  [32] And  before  him  shall be gathered  all  nations:  and  he shall separate  them  from  another,  as  a shepherd  divideth  his sheep  from  the goats:  [33] And  he shall set  the sheep  on  his  right hand,  but  the goats  on  the left.  [34] Then  shall the King  say  unto them on  his  right hand,  Come,  ye blessed  Father,  inherit  the kingdom  prepared  from  the foundation  of the world:  [35] For  I was an hungred,  and  ye gave  meat:  I was thirsty,  and  drink:  a stranger,  and  in:  [36] Naked,  and  ye clothed  I was sick,  and  ye visited  in  prison,  and  ye came  unto  [37] Then  shall the righteous  answer  him,  saying,  Lord,  when  an hungred,  and  fed  thee? or  thirsty,  and  gave thee drink?  [38] When  a stranger,  and  took thee in?  or  naked,  and  clothed  [39] Or when  or  in  prison,  and  came  unto  [40] And  the King  shall answer  and say  unto them,  Verily  I say  Inasmuch  as  ye have done  it unto one  of the least  brethren,  ye have done  [41] Then  shall he say  also  unto them on  the left hand,  Depart  from  ye cursed,  into  everlasting  fire,  prepared  for the devil  and  his  angels:  [42] For  I was an hungred,  and  ye gave  no  meat:  I was thirsty,  and  no  drink:  [43] a stranger,  and  not  in:  naked,  and  ye clothed  not:  sick,  and  in  prison,  and  ye visited  not.  [44] Then  shall they  also  answer  him,  saying,  Lord,  when  an hungred,  or  athirst,  or  a stranger,  or  naked,  or  sick,  or  in  prison,  and  not  minister  [45] Then  shall he answer  them,  saying,  Verily  I say  Inasmuch  as  ye did  it not  to one  of the least  ye did  it not  [46] And  these  shall go away  into  everlasting  punishment:  but  the righteous  into  life  eternal. 

What does Matthew 25 Mean?

Chapter Summary: Matthew 25

1  The parable of the ten virgins,
14  and of the talents
31  Also the description of the last judgment

What are the major concepts related to Matthew 25?

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