The Douay-Rheims Bible Matthew 25

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MT 25:1  Then shall the kingdom of heaven be like to ten virgins, who taking their lamps went out to meet the bridegroom and the bride.

MT 25:2  And five of them were foolish, and five wise.

MT 25:3  But the five foolish, having taken their lamps, did not take oil with them:

MT 25:4  But the wise took oil in their vessels with the lamps.

MT 25:5  And the bridegroom tarrying, they all slumbered and slept.

MT 25:6  And at midnight there was a cry made: Behold the bridegroom cometh, go ye forth to meet him.

MT 25:7  Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.

MT 25:8  And the foolish said to the wise: Give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out.

MT 25:9  The wise answered, saying: Lest perhaps there be not enough for us and for you, go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

MT 25:10  Now whilst they went to buy, the bridegroom came: and they that were ready, went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut.

MT 25:11  But at last come also the other virgins, saying: Lord, Lord, open to us.

MT 25:12  But he answering said: Amen I say to you, I know you not.

MT 25:13  Watch ye therefore, because you know not the day nor the hour.

MT 25:14  For even as a man going into a far country, called his servants, and delivered to them his goods;

MT 25:15  And to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to every one according to his proper ability: and immediately he took his journey.

MT 25:16  And he that had received the five talents, went his way, and traded with the same, and gained other five.

MT 25:17  And in like manner he that had received the two, gained other two.

MT 25:18  But he that had received the one, going his way digged into the earth, and hid his lord’s money.

MT 25:19  But after a long time the lord of those servants came, and reckoned with them.

MT 25:20  And he that had received the five talents coming, brought other five talents, saying: Lord, thou didst deliver to me five talents, behold I have gained other five over and above.

MT 25:21  His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant, because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

MT 25:22  And he also that had received the two talents came and said: Lord, thou deliveredst two talents to me: behold I have gained other two.

MT 25:23  His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant: because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

MT 25:24  But he that had received the one talent, came and said: Lord, I know that thou art a hard man; thou reapest where thou hast not sown, and gatherest where thou hast not strewed.

MT 25:25  And being afraid I went and hid thy talent in the earth: behold here thou hast that which is thine.

MT 25:26  And his lord answering, said to him: Wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sow not, and gather where I have not strewed:

MT 25:27  Thou oughtest therefore to have committed my money to the bankers, and at my coming I should have received my own with usury.

MT 25:28  Take ye away therefore the talent from him, and give it to him that hath ten talents.

MT 25:29  For to every one that hath shall be given, and he shall abound: but from him that hath not, that also which he seemeth to have shall be taken away.

MT 25:30  And the unprofitable servant cast ye out into the exterior darkness. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

MT 25:31  And when the Son of man shall come in his majesty, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit upon the seat of his majesty.

MT 25:32  And all nations shall be gathered together before him, and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats:

MT 25:33  And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left.

MT 25:34  Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

MT 25:35  For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in:

MT 25:36  Naked, and you covered me: sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came to me.

MT 25:37  Then shall the just answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, and fed thee; thirsty, and gave thee drink?

MT 25:38  And when did we see thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and covered thee?

MT 25:39  Or when did we see thee sick or in prison, and came to thee?

MT 25:40  And the king answering, shall say to them: Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me.

MT 25:41  Then he shall say to them also that shall be on his left hand: Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels.

MT 25:42  For I was hungry, and you gave me not to eat: I was thirsty, and you gave me not to drink.

MT 25:43  I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you covered me not: sick and in prison, and you did not visit me.

MT 25:44  Then they also shall answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to thee?

MT 25:45  Then he shall answer them, saying: Amen I say to you, as long as you did it not to one of these least, neither did you do it to me.

MT 25:46  And these shall go into everlasting punishment: but the just, into life everlasting.