Day 25

Matthew 25


25:1 "Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom. 

25:2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 

25:3 Those who were foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them, 

25:4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 

25:5 Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept. 

25:6 But at midnight there was a cry, 'Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!' 

25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.{The end of the wick of an oil lamp needs to be cut off periodically to avoid having it become clogged with carbon deposits. The wick height is also adjusted so that the flame burns evenly and gives good light without producing a lot of smoke.} 

25:8 The foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' 

25:9 But the wise answered, saying, 'What if there isn't enough for us and you? You go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.' 

25:10 While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. 

25:11 Afterward the other virgins also came, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us.' 

25:12 But he answered, 'Most certainly I tell you, I don't know you.' 

25:13 Watch therefore, for you don't know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. 

25:14 "For it is like a man, going into another country, who called his own servants, and entrusted his goods to them. 

25:15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each according to his own ability. Then he went on his journey. 

25:16 Immediately he who received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. 

25:17 In like manner he also who got the two gained another two. 

25:18 But he who received the one went away and dug in the earth, and hid his lord's money. 

25:19 "Now after a long time the lord of those servants came, and reconciled accounts with them. 

25:20 He who received the five talents came and brought another five talents, saying, 'Lord, you delivered to me five talents. Behold, I have gained another five talents besides them.' 

25:21 "His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.' 

25:22 "He also who got the two talents came and said, 'Lord, you delivered to me two talents. Behold, I have gained another two talents besides them.' 

25:23 "His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.' 

25:24 "He also who had received the one talent came and said, 'Lord, I knew you that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter. 

25:25 I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the earth. Behold, you have what is yours.' 

25:26 "But his lord answered him, 'You wicked and slothful servant. You knew that I reap where I didn't sow, and gather where I didn't scatter. 

25:27 You ought therefore to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back my own with interest. 

25:28 Take away therefore the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents. 

25:29 For to everyone who has will be given, and he will have abundance, but from him who doesn't have, even that which he has will be taken away. 

25:30 Throw out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' 

25:31 "But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 

25:32 Before him all the nations will be gathered, and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 

25:33 He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 

25:34 Then the King will tell those on his right hand, 'Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 

25:35 for I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you took me in. 

25:36 I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you visited me. I was in prison, and you came to me.' 

25:37 "Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry, and feed you; or thirsty, and give you a drink? 

25:38 When did we see you as a stranger, and take you in; or naked, and clothe you? 

25:39 When did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to you?' 

25:40 "The King will answer them, 'Most certainly I tell you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers{The word for "brothers" here may be also correctly translated "brothers and sisters" or "siblings."}, you did it to me.' 

25:41 Then he will say also to those on the left hand, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels; 

25:42 for I was hungry, and you didn't give me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink; 

25:43 I was a stranger, and you didn't take me in; naked, and you didn't clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you didn't visit me.' 

25:44 "Then they will also answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and didn't help you?' 

25:45 "Then he will answer them, saying, 'Most certainly I tell you, inasmuch as you didn't do it to one of the least of these, you didn't do it to me.' 

25:46 These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life." 


 

1 Corinthians 5


5:1 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the Gentiles, that one has his father's wife. 

5:2 You are puffed up, and didn't rather mourn, that he who had done this deed might be removed from among you. 

5:3 For I most certainly, as being absent in body but present in spirit, have already, as though I were present, judged him who has done this thing.

5:4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, you being gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

5:5 are to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. 

5:6 Your boasting is not good. Don't you know that a little yeast leavens the whole lump? 

5:7 Purge out the old yeast, that you may be a new lump, even as you are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, has been sacrificed in our place. 

5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old yeast, neither with the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 

5:9 I wrote to you in my letter to have no company with sexual sinners; 

5:10 yet not at all meaning with the sexual sinners of this world, or with the covetous and extortioners, or with idolaters; for then you would have to leave the world. 

5:11 But as it is, I wrote to you not to associate with anyone who is called a brother who is a sexual sinner, or covetous, or an idolater, or a slanderer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner. Don't even eat with such a person. 

5:12 For what have I to do with also judging those who are outside? Don't you judge those who are within? 

5:13 But those who are outside, God judges. "Put away the wicked man from among yourselves."

 


1 Corinthians 6


6:1 Dare any of you, having a matter against his neighbor, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? 

6:2 Don't you know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 

6:3 Don't you know that we will judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? 

6:4 If then, you have to judge things pertaining to this life, do you set them to judge who are of no account in the assembly? 

6:5 I say this to move you to shame. Isn't there even one wise man among you who would be able to decide between his brothers? 

6:6 But brother goes to law with brother, and that before unbelievers! 

6:7 Therefore it is already altogether a defect in you, that you have lawsuits one with another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded? 

6:8 No, but you yourselves do wrong, and defraud, and that against your brothers. 

6:9 Or don't you know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals, 

6:10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor extortioners, will inherit the Kingdom of God. 

6:11 Such were some of you, but you were washed. But you were sanctified. But you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and in the Spirit of our God. 

6:12 "All things are lawful for me," but not all things are expedient. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not be brought under the power of anything. 

6:13 "Foods for the belly, and the belly for foods," but God will bring to nothing both it and them. But the body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. 

6:14 Now God raised up the Lord, and will also raise us up by his power. 

6:15 Don't you know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them members of a prostitute? May it never be! 

6:16 Or don't you know that he who is joined to a prostitute is one body? For, "The two," says he, "will become one flesh."{Genesis 2:24} 

6:17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit. 

6:18 Flee sexual immorality! "Every sin that a man does is outside the body," but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. 

6:19 Or don't you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have from God? You are not your own, 

6:20 for you were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.