Matthew 25-26 Darby’s Translation

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The Parable of the Ten Virgins

25 1  Then shall the kingdom of the heavens be made like to ten virgins that having taken their torches, went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2  And five of them were prudent and five foolish. 3  They that were foolish took their torches and did not take oil with them; 4  but the prudent took oil in their vessels with their torches. 5  Now the bridegroom tarrying, they all grew heavy and slept. 6  But in [the] middle of [the] night there was a cry, Behold, the bridegroom; go forth to meet him. 7  Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their torches. 8  And the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil, for our torches are going out. 9  But the prudent answered saying, [We cannot,] lest it might not suffice for us and for you. Go rather to those that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10  But as they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and the [ones that were] ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut. 11  Afterwards come also the rest of the virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us; 12  but he answering said, Verily I say unto you, I do not know you. 13  Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour.

The Parable of the Talents

14  For [it is] as [if] a man going away out of a country called his own bondmen and delivered to them his substance. 15  And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to each according to his particular ability, and immediately went away out of the country. 16  And he that had received the five talents went and trafficked with them, and made five other talents. 17  In like manner also he that [had received] the two, [he also] gained two others. 18  But he that had received the one went and dug in the earth, and hid the money of his lord. 19  And after a long time the lord of those bondmen comes and reckons with them. 20  And he that had received the five talents came to [him] and brought five other talents, saying, [My] lord, thou deliveredst me five talents; behold, I have gained five other talents besides them. 21  His lord said to him, Well, good and faithful bondman, thou wast faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things: enter into the joy of thy lord. 22  And he also that had received the two talents came to [him] and said, [My] lord, thou deliveredst me two talents; behold, I have gained two other talents besides them. 23  His lord said to him, Well, good and faithful bondman, thou wast faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 24  And he also that had received the one talent coming to [him] said, [My] lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hadst not sowed, and gathering from where thou hadst not scattered, 25  and being afraid I went away and hid thy talent in the earth; behold, thou hast that which is thine. 26  And his lord answering said to him, Wicked and slothful bondman, thou knewest that I reap where I had not sowed, and gather from where I had not scattered; 27  thou oughtest then to have put my money to the money-changers, and when I came I should have got what is mine with interest. 28  Take therefore the talent from him, and give it to him that has the ten talents: 29  for to every one that has shall be given, and he shall be in abundance; but from him that has not, that even which he has shall be taken from him. 30  And cast out the useless bondman into the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

The Judgment of the Nations

31  But when the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit down upon his throne of glory, 32  and all the nations shall be gathered before him; and he shall separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; 33  and he will set the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on [his] left. 34  Then shall the King say to those on his right hand, Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from [the] world's foundation: 35  for I hungered, and ye gave me to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; 36  naked, and ye clothed me; I was ill, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came to me. 37  Then shall the righteous answer him saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungering, and nourished thee; or thirsting, and gave thee to drink? 38  and when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in; or naked, and clothed thee? 39  and when saw we thee ill, or in prison, and came to thee? 40  And the King answering shall say to them, Verily, I say to you, Inasmuch as ye have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it to me. 41  Then shall he say also to those on the left, Go from me, cursed, into eternal fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42  for I hungered, and ye gave me not to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave me not to drink; 43  I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye did not clothe me; ill, and in prison, and ye did not visit me. 44  Then shall they also answer saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungering, or thirsting, or a stranger, or naked, or ill, or in prison, and have not ministered to thee? 45  Then shall he answer them saying, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as ye have not done it to one of these least, neither have ye done it to me. 46  And these shall go away into eternal punishment, and the righteous into life eternal.

The Leaders Plot against Jesus

26 1  And it came to pass when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples, 2  Ye know that after two days the passover takes place, and the Son of man is delivered up to be crucified. 3  Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together to the palace of the high priest who was called Caiaphas, 4  and took counsel together in order that they might seize Jesus by subtlety and kill him; 5  but they said, Not in the feast, that there be not a tumult among the people.

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

6  But Jesus being in Bethany, in Simon the leper's house, 7  a woman, having an alabaster flask of very precious ointment, came to him and poured it out upon his head as he lay at table. 8  But the disciples seeing it became indignant, saying, To what end [was] this waste? 9  for this might have been sold for much and been given to the poor. 10  But Jesus knowing [it] said to them, Why do ye trouble the woman? for she has wrought a good work toward me. 11  For ye have the poor always with you, but me ye have not always. 12  For in pouring out this ointment on my body, she has done it for my burying. 13  Verily I say to you, Wheresoever these glad tidings may be preached in the whole world, that also which this [woman] has done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

14  Then one of the twelve, he who was called Judas Iscariote, went to the chief priests 15  and said, What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him up to you? And they appointed to him thirty pieces of silver. 16  And from that time he sought a good opportunity that he might deliver him up.

Jesus Eats the Passover with His Disciples

17  Now on the first [day] of [the feast of] unleavened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? 18  And he said, Go into the city unto such a one, and say to him, The Teacher says, My time is near, I will keep the passover in thy house with my disciples. 19  And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the passover. 20  And when the evening was come he lay down at table with the twelve. 21  And as they were eating he said, Verily I say to you, that one of you shall deliver me up. 22  And being exceedingly grieved they began to say to him, each of them, Is it I, Lord? 23  But he answering said, He that dips his hand with me in the dish, he it is who shall deliver me up. 24  The Son of man goes indeed, according as it is written concerning him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is delivered up; it were good for that man if he had not been born. 25  And Judas, who delivered him up, answering said, Is it I, Rabbi? He says to him, Thou hast said.

26  And as they were eating, Jesus, having taken [the] bread and blessed, broke [it] and gave [it] to the disciples, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. 27  And having taken [the] cup and given thanks, he gave [it] to them, saying, Drink ye all of it. 28  For this is my blood, that of the [new] covenant, that shed for many for remission of sins. 29  But I say to you, that I will not at all drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in the kingdom of my Father.

Peter's Denial Foretold

30  And having sung a hymn, they went out to the mount of Olives.

31  Then saith Jesus to them, All ye shall be offended in me during this night. For it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. 32  But after that I shall be risen, I will go before you to Galilee. 33  And Peter answering said to him, If all shall be offended in thee, I will never be offended. 34  Jesus said to him, Verily I say to thee, that during this night, before [the] cock shall crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 35  Peter says to him, If I should needs die with thee, I will in no wise deny thee. Likewise said all the disciples also.

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

36  Then Jesus comes with them to a place called Gethsemane, and says to the disciples, Sit here until I go away and pray yonder. 37  And taking with [him] Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and deeply depressed. 38  Then he says to them, My soul is very sorrowful even unto death; remain here and watch with me. 39  And going forward a little he fell upon his face, praying and saying, My Father, if it be possible let this cup pass from me; but not as I will, but as thou [wilt]. 40  And he comes to the disciples and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter, Thus ye have not been able to watch one hour with me? 41  Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed [is] ready, but the flesh weak. 42  Again going away a second time he prayed saying, My Father, if this cannot pass [from me] unless I drink it, thy will be done. 43  And coming he found them again sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44  And leaving them, he went away again and prayed the third time, saying the same thing. 45  Then he comes to the disciples and says to them, Sleep on now and take your rest; behold, the hour has drawn nigh, and the Son of man is delivered up into the hands of sinners. 46  Arise, let us go; behold, he that delivers me up has drawn nigh.

The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

47  And while he was yet speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great crowd with swords and sticks from the chief priests and elders of the people. 48  Now he that delivered him up had given them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, he it is: seize him. 49  And immediately coming up to Jesus he said, Hail, Rabbi, and covered him with kisses. 50  But Jesus said to him, [My] friend, for what purpose art thou come? Then coming up they laid hands upon Jesus and seized him. 51  And behold, one of those with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, and smiting the bondman of the high priest took off his ear. 52  Then saith Jesus to him, Return thy sword to its place; for all who take the sword shall perish by the sword. 53  Or thinkest thou that I cannot now call upon my Father, and he will furnish me more than twelve legions of angels? 54  How then should the scriptures be fulfilled that thus it must be? 55  In that hour Jesus said to the crowds, Are ye come out as against a robber with swords and sticks to take me? I sat daily [with you] teaching in the temple, and ye did not seize me. 56  But all this is come to pass that the scriptures of the prophets may be fulfilled. Then all the disciples left him and fled.

Jesus before the Council

57  Now they that had seized Jesus led [him] away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. 58  And Peter followed him at a distance, even to the palace of the high priest, and entering in sat with the officers to see the end. 59  And the chief priests and the elders and the whole sanhedrim sought false witness against Jesus, so that they might put him to death. 60  And they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. But at the last two false witnesses came forward 61  and said, He said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and in three days build it. 62  And the high priest standing up said to him, Answerest thou nothing? What do these witness against thee? 63  But Jesus was silent. And the high priest answering said to him, I adjure thee by the living God that thou tell us if thou art the Christ the Son of God. 64  Jesus says to him, Thou hast said. Moreover, I say to you, From henceforth ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven. 65  Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He has blasphemed: what need have we any more of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard the blasphemy. 66  What think ye? And they answering said, He is liable to the penalty of death. 67  Then they spit in his face, and buffeted him, and some struck him with the palms of their hand, 68  saying, Prophesy to us, Christ, Who is it who struck thee?

Peter Denies Jesus

69  But Peter sat without in the palace-court; and a maid came to him, saying, And thou wast with Jesus the Galilaean. 70  But he denied before all, saying, I do not know what thou sayest. 71  And when he had gone out into the entrance, another [maid] saw him, and says to those there, This [man] also was with Jesus the Nazaraean. 72  And again he denied with an oath: I do not know the man. 73  And after a little, those who stood [there], coming to [him], said to Peter, Truly thou too art of them, for also thy speech makes thee manifest. 74  Then he began to curse and to swear, I know not the man. And immediately [the] cock crew. 75  And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, who had said [to him], Before [the] cock crow thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went forth without, and wept bitterly.

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