Matthew 25 - Prayer Tents



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Matthew 25
New Living Translation

Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids

25"Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.G5119G932G3772G3666G1176G3933G3748G2983G846G2985G1831G529G1519G3566 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.G1161G4002G1537G846G2258G5429G2532G4002G3474 3The five who were foolish didn't take enough olive oil for their lamps,G3748G3474G2983G846G1438G2985G2983G3756G1637G3326G1438 4but the other five were wise enough to take along extra oil.G1161G5429G2983G1637G1722G846G30G3326G846G2985 5When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.G1161G3566G5549G3956G3573G2532G2518 6"At midnight they were roused by the shout, `Look, the bridegroom is coming! Come out and meet him!'G1161G3319G3571G2906G1096G2400G3566G2064G1831G1519G529G846 7"All the bridesmaids got up and prepared their lamps.G5119G3956G1565G3933G1453G2532G2885G846G2985 8Then the five foolish ones asked the others, `Please give us some of your oil because our lamps are going out.'G1161G3474G2036G5429G1325G2254G1537G5216G1637G3754G2257G2985G4570 9"But the others replied, `We don't have enough for all of us. Go to a shop and buy some for yourselves.'G1161G5429G611G3004G3379G714G3756G714G2254G2532G5213G1161G4198G3123G4314G4453G2532G59G1438 10"But while they were gone to buy oil, the bridegroom came. Then those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was locked.G1161G846G565G59G3566G2064G2532G2092G1525G3326G846G1519G1062G2532G2374G2808 11Later, when the other five bridesmaids returned, they stood outside, calling, `Lord! Lord! Open the door for us!'G1161G5305G2064G2532G3062G3933G3004G2962G2962G455G2254 12"But he called back, `Believe me, I don't know you!'G1161G611G2036G281G3004G5213G1492G5209G3756 13"So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return.G1127G3767G3754G1492G3756G2250G3761G5610G1722G3739G5207G444G2064

Parable of the Three Servants

14"Again, the Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone.G1063G5618G444G589G2564G2398G1401G2532G3860G846G846G5224 15He gave five bags of silver to one, two bags of silver to another, and one bag of silver to the last—dividing it in proportion to their abilities. He then left on his trip.G2532G3739G3303G1325G4002G5007G1161G3739G1417G1161G3739G1520G1538G2596G2398G1411G2532G2112G589 16"The servant who received the five bags of silver began to invest the money and earned five more.G1161G2983G4002G5007G4198G2038G1722G846G2532G4160G243G4002G5007 17The servant with two bags of silver also went to work and earned two more.G2532G5615G3588G1417G846G2532G2770G243G1417 18But the servant who received the one bag of silver dug a hole in the ground and hid the master's money.G1161G2983G1520G565G3736G1722G1093G2532G613G846G2962G694 19"After a long time their master returned from his trip and called them to give an account of how they had used his money.G1161G3326G4183G5550G2962G1565G1401G2064G2532G4868G3056G3326G846 20The servant to whom he had entrusted the five bags of silver came forward with five more and said, `Master, you gave me five bags of silver to invest, and I have earned five more.'G2532G2983G4002G5007G4334G4374G243G4002G5007G3004G2962G3860G3427G4002G5007G2396G2770G1909G846G4002G5007G243 21"The master was full of praise. `Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!'G1161G846G2962G5346G846G2095G18G2532G4103G1401G2258G4103G1909G3641G2525G4571G2525G1909G4183G1525G1519G5479G4675G2962 22"The servant who had received the two bags of silver came forward and said, `Master, you gave me two bags of silver to invest, and I have earned two more.'G1161G2532G2983G1417G5007G4334G2036G2962G3860G3427G1417G5007G2396G2770G1417G243G5007G1909G846 23"The master said, `Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!'G846G2962G5346G846G2095G18G2532G4103G1401G2258G4103G1909G3641G2525G4571G2525G1909G4183G1525G1519G5479G4675G2962 24"Then the servant with the one bag of silver came and said, `Master, I knew you were a harsh man, harvesting crops you didn't plant and gathering crops you didn't cultivate.G1161G2532G2983G1520G5007G4334G2036G2962G1097G4571G3754G1488G4642G444G2325G3699G4687G3756G4687G2532G4863G3606G1287G3756G1287 25I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back.'G2532G5399G565G2928G4675G5007G1722G1093G2396G2192G4674 26"But the master replied, `You wicked and lazy servant! If you knew I harvested crops I didn't plant and gathered crops I didn't cultivate,G1161G846G2962G611G2036G846G4190G2532G3636G1401G1492G3754G2325G3699G4687G3756G2532G4863G3606G1287G3756G1287 27why didn't you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.'G4571G1163G3767G906G3450G694G5133G2532G2064G1473G302G2865G1699G4862G5110 28"Then he ordered, `Take the money from this servant, and give it to the one with the ten bags of silver.G142G3767G5007G575G846G2532G1325G2192G1176G5007 29To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.G1063G3956G2192G1325G2532G4052G1161G575G846G2192G3361G142G575G2532G3739G2192 30Now throw this useless servant into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'G2532G1544G888G1401G1519G1857G4655G1563G2071G2805G2532G1030G3599

The Final Judgment

31"But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne.G1161G3752G5207G444G2064G1722G846G1391G2532G3956G40G32G3326G846G5119G2523G1909G2362G846G1391 32All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.G2532G1715G846G4863G3956G1484G2532G873G846G240G575G240G5618G4166G873G4263G575G2056 33He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left.G2532G2476G3303G4263G1537G846G1188G1161G2055G1537G2176 34"Then the King will say to those on his right, `Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world.G5119G935G2046G1537G846G1188G1205G2127G3450G3962G2816G932G2090G5213G575G2602G2889 35For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.G1063G3983G2532G1325G3427G5315G1372G2532G4222G3165G4222G2252G3581G2532G4863G3165G4863 36I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.'G1131G2532G4016G3165G770G2532G1980G3165G2252G1722G5438G2532G2064G4314G3165 37"Then these righteous ones will reply, `Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink?G5119G1342G611G846G3004G2962G4219G1492G4571G3983G2532G5142G2228G1372G2532G4222 38Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing?G1161G4219G1492G4571G3581G2532G4863G2228G1131G2532G4016 39When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?'G1161G4219G1492G4571G772G2228G1722G5438G2532G2064G4314G4571 40"And the King will say, `I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!'G2532G935G611G2046G846G281G3004G5213G1909G3745G4160G1520G1646G5130G3450G80G4160G1698 41"Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, `Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons.G5119G2046G2532G1537G2176G4198G575G1700G2672G1519G166G4442G2090G1228G2532G846G32 42For I was hungry, and you didn't feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn't give me a drink.G1063G3983G2532G1325G3427G3756G5315G1372G2532G4222G3165G3756G4222 43I was a stranger, and you didn't invite me into your home. I was naked, and you didn't give me clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn't visit me.'G2252G3581G2532G4863G3165G3756G4863G1131G2532G4016G3165G3756G772G2532G1722G5438G2532G1980G3165G3756 44"Then they will reply, `Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you?'G5119G846G2532G611G846G3004G2962G4219G1492G4571G3983G2228G1372G2228G3581G2228G1131G2228G772G2228G1722G5438G2532G1247G3756G1247G4671 45"And he will answer, `I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.'G5119G611G846G3004G281G3004G5213G1909G3745G4160G3756G1520G1646G5130G4160G3761G1698 46"And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life."G2532G3778G565G1519G166G2851G1161G1342G1519G2222G166


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