25:14. For even as a man going into a far country called his servants and delivered to them his goods;
25:15. And to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to every one according to his proper ability: and immediately he took his journey.
25:16. And he that had received the five talents went his way and traded with the same and gained other five.
25:17. And in like manner he that had received the two gained other two.
25:18. But he that had received the one, going his way, digged into the earth and hid his lord's money.
25:19. But after a long time the lord of those servants came and reckoned with them.
25:20. And he that had received the five talents coming, brought other five talents, saying: Lord, thou didst deliver to me five talents.
Behold I have gained other five over and above.
25:21. His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant, because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things. Enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
25:22. And he also that had received the two talents came and said: Lord, thou deliveredst two talents to me. Behold I have gained other two.
25:23. His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant: because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things. Enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
25:24. But he that had received the one talent, came and said: Lord, I know that thou art a hard man; thou reapest where thou hast not sown and gatherest where thou hast not strewed.
25:25. And being afraid, I went and hid thy talent in the earth. Behold here thou hast that which is thine.
25:26. And his lord answering, said to him: Wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sow not and gather where I have not strewed.
25:27. Thou oughtest therefore to have committed my money to the bankers: and at my coming I should have received my own with usury.
25:28. Take ye away therefore the talent from him and give it him that hath ten talents.
25:29. For to every one that hath shall be given, and he shall abound: but from him that hath not, that also which he seemeth to have shall be taken away.
25:30. And the unprofitable servant, cast ye out into the exterior darkness. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
25:31. And when the Son of man shall come in his majesty, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit upon the seat of his majesty.
25:32. And all nations shall be gathered together before him: and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats:
25:33. And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left.
25:34. Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
25:35. For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat: I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in:
25:36. Naked, and you covered me: sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came to me.
25:37. Then shall the just answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry and fed thee: thirsty and gave thee drink?
25:38. Or when did we see thee a stranger and took thee in? Or naked and covered thee?
25:39. Or when did we see thee sick or in prison and came to thee?
25:40. And the king answering shall say to them: Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me.
25:41. Then he shall say to them also that shall be on his left hand: Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, which was prepared for the devil and his angels.
25:42. For I was hungry and you gave me not to eat: I was thirsty and you gave me not to drink.
25:43. I was a stranger and you took me not in: naked and you covered me not: sick and in prison and you did not visit me.
25:44. Then they also shall answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and did not minister to thee?
25:45. Then he shall answer them, saying: Amen: I say to you, as long as you did it not to one of these least, neither did you do it to me.
25:46. And these shall go into everlasting punishment: but the just, into life everlasting.
Matthew Chapter 26
The Jews conspire against Christ. He is anointed by Mary. The treason of Judas. The last supper. The prayer in the garden. The apprehension of our Lord. His treatment in the house of Caiphas.
26:1. And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended all these words, he said to his disciples:
26:2. You know that after two days shall be the pasch: and the Son of man shall be delivered up to be crucified.
26:3. Then were gathered together the chief priests and ancients of the people, into the court of the high priest, who was called Caiphas:
26:4. And they consulted together that by subtilty they might apprehend Jesus and put him to death.
26:5. But they said: Not on the festival day, lest perhaps there should be a tumult among the people.
26:6. And when Jesus was in Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper,
26:7. There came to him a woman having an alabaster box of precious ointment and poured it on his head as he was at table.
26:8. And the disciples seeing it had indignation, saying: To what purpose is this waste?
26:9. For this might have been sold for much and given to the poor.
26:10. And Jesus knowing it, said to them: Why do you trouble this woman? For she hath wrought a good work upon me.
26:11. For the poor you have always with you: but me you have not always.
Me you have not always... Viz., in a visible manner, as when conversant here on earth; and as we have the poor, whom we may daily assist and relieve.
26:12. For she in pouring this ointment on my body hath done it for my burial.
26:13. Amen I say to you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which she hath done shall be told for a memory of her.
26:14. Then went one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, to the chief priests.