Matthew 25:7-17 NIV

7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.
8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’

References for Matthew 25:8

9 “ ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.

References for Matthew 25:10

11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’
12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’

References for Matthew 25:12

13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

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The Parable of the Bags of Gold

14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them.

References for Matthew 25:14

15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag,aeach according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.

References for Matthew 25:15

    • Æ 25:15 - Greek "five talents … two talents … one talent" ; also throughout this parable; a talent was worth about 20 years of a day laborer’s wage.
      16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more.
      17 So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more.