2 “Five of them were foolish, and five were aprudent.
4 but the aprudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.
9 “But the aprudent answered, ‘No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’
11 “Later the other virgins also came, saying, ‘aLord, lord, open up for us.’
13 “aBe on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.
16 “Immediately the one who had received the five atalents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents.
18 “But he who received the one talent went away, and dug a hole in the ground and hid his 1master’s money.
20 “The one who had received the five atalents came up and brought five more talents, saying, ‘Master, you entrusted five talents to me. See, I have gained five more talents.’
22 “Also the one who had received the two atalents came up and said, ‘Master, you entrusted two talents to me. See, I have gained two more talents.’
23 “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and afaithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’
24 “And the one also who had received the one atalent came up and said, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow and gathering where you scattered no seed.
27 ‘Then you ought to have put my money 1in the bank, and on my arrival I would have received my money back with interest.
29 “aFor to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away.
30 “Throw out the worthless slave into athe outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
44 “Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not 1take care of You?’
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