Daniel P. Barron

Matthew 25

Monday, July 12, 2021 

1 “Then the kingdom of the heavens will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps coming out to meet the groom. 2 And five out of them were wise and five foolish. i 3 Those foolish took their lamps, and did not take with them olive oil. 4 And the wise took olive oil in their vessels ii with their lamps. 5 And while the groom delayed, iii all became drowsy iv and were sleeping.”


6 “And in the middle of the night a cry came, 'Behold, the groom is coming! v Come out to meet him.' 7 Then all those virgins arose and put their lamps in order. vi 8 And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give to us out of your olive oil, for our lamps are going out.' 9 And the wise answered, saying, 'Lest there not be enough for us and for you, but rather go to the dealers and buy for yourselves.' vii 10 And while they were going to buy, the groom came, and those ready viii went in with him into the wedding, ix and the door was shut.”


11 “And afterwards the other virgins also came, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us.' 12 And answering he said, 'Truly I say to you, I do not know you.' 13 Be awake x therefore, for you do not know the day nor hour in which the son of the man is coming.” xi


14 “For it is as a man traveling. xii He calls his own slaves and delivered to them his possessions. 15 And to one he gave five talents, xiii and to one, two, and to one, one, each according to his own power, xiv and immediately traveled. xv 16 And going, the one who received the five talents worked xvi with them and made another five talents. 17 Likewise also, the one with the two, he gained also another two. 18 And the one who received the one, departing, dug in the ground and hide his lord's silver.” xvii


19 “And after much time, the lord of those slaves comes and settles with them a word. xviii 20 And coming, the one who received the five talents, he brought another five talents, saying, 'Lord, five talents you delivered to me. Behold, another five talents I gained besides them.' 21 And his lord said to him, 'Well done, xix good and faithful slave. Over a few you were faithful. Over much I will appoint you. Enter into the joy of your lord.'”


22 “And coming also, the one who received the two talents, said, 'Lord, two talents you delivered to me. Behold, another two talents I gained besides them.' 23 His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave. Over a few you were faithful. Over much I will appoint you. Enter into the joy of your lord.'”


24 “And coming also, the one who had received the one talent, said, 'Lord, knowing you that you are a hard xx man, reaping where you did not sow and gathering from where you did not scatter, 25 and fearing, departing, I hid your talent in the ground. Behold, you have what is yours.' 26 And answering, his lord said to him, 'Evil and lazy xxi slave! You knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather from where I did not scatter. 27 Therefore, it was necessary for you to throw my silver to the bankers, and coming, I would have received what was mine together with interest. 28 Therefore, take from him the talent and give it to the one who has the ten talents. 29 For to all who have, they will be given and have an abundance, but from the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. 30 And cast out the unprofitable xxii slave into the outer darkness. xxiii There will be the weeping and the gnashing xxiv of the teeth.'”


31 “And when the son of the man comes in his glory and all the holy messengers with him, then he will sit upon the throne of his glory. 32 And all the nations will be gathered together before him, and he will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will set the sheep on his right, and the goats on his left.”


34 “Then the king will say to those on his right, 'Come, the blessed of my father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation xxv of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you gathered xxvi me, 36 naked xxvii and you clothed me. I was sick and you visited me. I was in prison and you came to me.' 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and bring food, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and gather, or naked and give clothing? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and come to you?' 40 And answering, the king will say to them, 'Truly I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.'”


41 “Then he will say also to those on the left, 'Depart from me, the curse ones, xxviii into the eternal fire that was prepared for the Devil and his messengers. 42 For I was hungry and you did not give me to eat. I was thirsty and you did not give me drink. 43 I was a stranger and you did not gather me, naked and you did not cloth me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' 44 Then they will also answer, xxix saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and not serve xxx you?' 45 Then he will answer them, saying, 'Truly I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, neither did you do it to me.' 46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, xxxi but the righteous into eternal life.” xxxii


Matthew 24 - Matthew 26


Translated by Darwin Fish. See original pdf. xxxiii

  1. mwrai (môrai) - “fools” ^
  2. aggeioiv (angeiois) - “vessels” - found also only in Matthew 13:48. ^
  3. Yet, James 5:8; 1 Peter 4:7; Revelation 1:1-3; 22:10 (Daniel 8:26; 12:4). ^
  4. enustaxan (enustaxan) - “became drowsy” - only found here and in 2 Peter 2:3. ^
  5. ercetai (erchetai) - “is coming” - Critical Text does not have this word. ^
  6. ekosmhsan (ekosmêsan) - “put . . . in order” - used for “put in order” also in Matthew 12:44; Luke 11:25. Used elsewhere for “adorn” (Matthew 23:29; Luke 21:5; 1 Timothy 2:9; Titus 2:10; 1 Peter 3:5; Revelation 21:2, 19). All passages cited. ^
  7. Proverbs 11:24 – there is an amount that is proper to withhold. ^
  8. Revelation 16:15 ^
  9. Matthew 22:1-14 ^
  10. grhgoreite (grêgoreite) – "Be awake" - See footnote for Luke 12:37. ^
  11. Matthew 24:44; Mark 13:33, 36; Luke 12:40 ^
  12. apodhmwn (apodêmôn) - “traveling” - see footnote for Mark 12:1. ^
  13. talanta (talanta) - “talents” - see footnote for Matthew 18:24. ^
  14. dunamin (dunamin) - “power” ^
  15. apedhmhsen (apedêmêsen) - “traveled” ^
  16. eirgasato (eirgasato) - “worked” - It could also be translated “traded” (e.g. NKJV), but the basic idea is work (as in e.g. 1 Corinthians 4:12 “working”). This same form (eirgasato) is found in Matthew 26:10 & Mark 14:6 (“done” NKJV). ^
  17. argurion (argurion) - “silver” - found also only in Matthew 25:27; 26:15; 27:3, 5-6, 9; 28:12, 15; Mark 14:11; Luke 9:3; 19:15, 23; 22:5; Acts 3:6; 7:16; 8:20; 19:19; 20:33; 1 Corinthians 3:12; 1 Peter 1:18. ^
  18. logon (logon) - “a word” - i.e. settles accounts with them ^
  19. eu (eu) - “Well done” - found also only in Matthew 25:23; Mark 14:7; Luke 19:17; Acts 15:19; Ephesians 6:3. ^
  20. sklhrov (sklêros) - “hard” - found also Matthew 25:24; John 6:60; Acts 26:14; James 3:4; Jude 15. ^
  21. oknhre (oknêre) - “lazy” - found also only in Romans 12:11 (NKJV “lagging”) & Philippians 3:1 (NKJV “tedious”). ^
  22. acreion (achreion) - “unprofitable” - See footnote for Luke 17:10. ^
  23. to skotov to exwteron (to skotos to exôterov) - “the outer darkness”- See footnote for Matthew 8:12. ^
  24. brugmov (brugmos) - “gnashing” - See footnote for Matthew 8:12. ^
  25. katabolhv (katabolês) - “foundation” - For “from the foundation of the world, see also, Ephesians 1:4; Revelation 13:8; 17:8. ^
  26. sunhgagete (sunêgagete) - “gathered” - from the same word as is used in verse 32 for “gathered together” (sunacyhsetai [sunachthêsetai]). ^
  27. gumnov (gumnos) - “naked” - see footnote for Mark 14:51. ^
  28. oi kathramenoi (hoi katêramenoi) - “the cursed ones” - this verb (here in participle form) can be found also only in Mark 11:21; Luke 6:28; Romans 12:14; James 3:9. ^
  29. Critical and Received Texts also have autw (autô) “to him” ^
  30. dihkonhsamen (diêkonêsamen) - “serve” - KJV, NKJV “minister;” NAS “take care of” with footnote, “serve.” ^
  31. kolasin (kolasin) – "punishment" – found also only in 1 John 4:18 (NKJV “fear involves torment,” more literally, “the fear has punishment,” o fobov kolasin ecei [ho phobos kolasin echei]). ^
  32. Same exact word, aiwnion (aiônion), for “eternal” life is used in this verse for “eternal” punishment. ^
  33. Mirrored here^

One Response

  1. Then he comes to his disciples and says to them, “You sleep still xxiv and rest. Behold, the hour has come and the son of the man is delivered into the hands of sinners. -- loipon (loipon) - “still” - KJV “on now;” NKJV “still;” NAS “still” - this word is used e.g. for “remaining” in Revelation 8:13; “rest” in 2 Peter 3:16; Revelation 11:13; “other” in Matthew 25:11; Acts 2:37; 1 Corinthians 9:5; “from now on” in 1 Corinthians 7:29; etc.. KJV translates this section, “Sleep on now, and take your rest.” NKJV “Are you still sleeping and resting?” NAS “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest?” with footnote, “Or, Keep on sleeping therefore.” Exact meaning unknown.

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