Matthew 25:9-19 ESV

9 But the wise answered, saying, 'Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.'
10 And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and 1those who were ready went in with him to 2the marriage feast, and 3the door was shut.

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      11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 4'Lord, lord, open to us.'

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      12 5But he answered, 'Truly, I say to you, 6I do not know you.'

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          13 7Watch therefore, for you 8know neither the day nor the hour.

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          The Parable of the Talents

          14 9"For 10it will be like a man 11going on a journey, who called his servantsa and entrusted to them his property.

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            • Ù 25:14 - Greek bondservants; also verse 19
              15 To one he gave five 12talents,b to another two, to another one, 13to each according to his ability. Then he 14went away.

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                • Ú 25:15 - A talent was a monetary unit worth about twenty years' wages for a laborer
                  16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more.
                  17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more.
                  18 But he who had received the one talent went and 15dug in the ground and hid his master's money.

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                  19 Now 16after a long time the master of those servants came and 17settled accounts with them.

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