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Matthew 25:9-19 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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.' 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 And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. 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.
11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, lord, open to us.' 11 "Later the others also came. 'Sir! Sir!' they said. 'Open the door for us!'
12 But he answered, 'Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.' 12 "But he replied, 'I tell you the truth, I don't know you.'
13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour. 13 "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
14 "For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. 14 "Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them.
15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 15 To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.
16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 16 The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more.
17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 17 So also, the one with the two talents gained two more.
18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money. 18 But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money.
19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 19 "After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.