Matthew 25-28

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Matthew 25

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 For the foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them: 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 Now while the bridegroom stayed, they all slumbered and slept. 6 But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the bridegroom! Come forth to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, Perhaps there will not be enough for us and you: go rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Master, Master, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Truly I say to you, I know you not. 13 Watch therefore, for you know not the day nor the hour.


14 For it is as when a man, going into another country, called his own servants, and delivered to them his goods. 15 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each according to his several ability; and he went on his journey. 16 Immediately he that received the five talents went and traded with them, and made other five talents. 17 In like manner he also that received the two gained other two. 18 But he that received the one went away and dug in the earth, and hid his Master’s money. 19 Now after a long time the Master of those servants came, and made a reckoning with them. 20 And he that received the five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Master, you delivered to me five talents: lo, I have gained other five talents. 21 His Master 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 Master. 22 And he also that received the two talents came and said, Master, you delivered to me two talents: lo, I have gained other two talents. 23 His Master 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 Master. 24 And he also that had received the one talent came and said, Master, I know you, that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter; 25 and I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the earth: lo, you have your own. 26 But his Master answered and said to him, You wicked and slothful servant, you knew that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I did not scatter; 27 you ought to have put my money to the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back my own with interest. 28 Take away 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 have abundance: but from him that has not, even that which he has shall be taken away. 30 And cast out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.


31 But when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory: 32 and before him shall be gathered all the nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; 33 and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation 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 took me in; 36 naked, and you clothed me; I was sick, and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came to me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Sovereign, when did we see you hungry, and fed you? or athirst, and gave you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger, and took you in? Or naked, and clothed you? 39 And when did we see you sick, or in prison, and came to you? 40 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Since you did it to one of these my brethren, even these least, you did it to me. 41 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was hungry, and you did not give me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink; 43 I was a stranger, and you took me not in; naked, and you clothed me not; sick, and in prison, and you visited me not. 44 Then shall they also answer, saying, Sovereign, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to you? 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Truly I say to you, Since you did it not to one of these least, you did it not to me. 46 And these shall go away into eternal punishment: but the righteous into eternal life.



Matthew 26

And it came to pass, when Yahshua had finished all these words, he said to his disciples, 2 You know that after two days the passover comes, and the Son of man is delivered up to be impaled. 3 Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the elders of the people, to the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas; 4 and they took counsel together that they might take Yahshua by subtlety, and kill him. 5 But they said, Not during the feast, lest a tumult arise among the people.


6 Now when Yahshua was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, 7 there came to him a woman having an alabaster cruse of very precious ointment, and she poured it upon his head, as he reclined at meat. 8 But when the disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? 9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. 10 But Yahshua perceiving it said to them, Why trouble you the woman? For she has worked a good work upon me. 11 For you have the poor always with you; but me you have not always. 12 For in that she poured this ointment upon my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 13 Truly I say to you, Wherever these good tidings shall be preached in the whole world, that also which this woman has done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.


14 Then one of the twelve, who was called Judah Iscariot, went to the chief priests, 15 and said, What are you willing to give me, and I will deliver him to you? And they weighed to him thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from that time he sought opportunity to deliver him unto them.


17 Now on the first day of unleavened bread the disciples came to Yahshua, saying, Where will you that we make ready for you to eat the passover? 18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say to him, The Teacher says, My time is at hand; I keep the passover at your house with my disciples. 19 And the disciples did as Yahshua appointed them; and they made ready the passover.


20 Now when evening was come, he was reclining at table with the twelve disciples; 21 and as they were eating, he said, Truly I say to you, that one of you shall betray me. 22 And they were very sorrowful, and began to say to him every one, Is it I, Teacher? 23 And he answered and said, He that dipped his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. 24 The Son of man goes, even as it is written of him: but woe to that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed! Good were it for that man if he had not been born. 25 And Judah, who betrayed him, answered and said, Is it I, Rabbi? He says to him, You have said.


26 And as they were eating, Yahshua took bread, and blessed, and broke it; and he gave to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave to them saying, Drink, all of you, out of it; 28 for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many to remission of sins. 29 But I say to you, I shall not drink from now on of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.


30 And when they had sung an anthem, they went out to the mount of Olives.


31 Then says Yahshua to them, All you shall be offended in me this night: for it is written, I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. 32 But after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee. 33 But Peter answered and said to him, If all shall be offended in you, I will never be offended. 34 Yahshua said to him, Indeed, I say to you, that this night, before the cock crow, you shall deny me three times. 35 Peter says to him, Even if I must die with you, yet will I not deny you. Likewise also said all the disciples.


36 Then comes Yahshua with them to a place called Gethsemane, and says to his disciples, Sit here, while I go yonder and pray. 37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and greatly troubled. 38 Then says he to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even to death: remain you here, and watch with me. 39 And he went forward a little, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will. 40 And he comes to the disciples, and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter, What, could you not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 42 Again a second time he went away, and prayed, saying, My Father, if this cannot pass away, except I drink it, your will be done. 43 And he came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44 And he left them again, and went away, and prayed a third time, saying again the same words. 45 Then comes he to the disciples, and says to them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Arise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that betrays me.


47 And while he yet spoke, lo, Judah, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people. 48 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomever I shall kiss, that is he: take him. 49 And immediately he came to Yahshua, and said, Hail, Rabbi; and kissed him. 50 And Yahshua said to him, Friend, do that for which you are come. Then they came and laid hands on Yahshua, and took him. 51 And behold, one of them that were with Yahshua stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck the servant of the high priest, cut off his ear. 52 Then says Yahshua to him, Put up again your sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. 53 Or do you think that I cannot plead my Father, and he shall even now send me more than twelve legions of angels? 54 How then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be? 55 In that hour said Yahshua to the multitudes, Are you come out as against a robber with swords and staves to seize me? I sat daily in the temple teaching, and you took me not. 56 But all this is come to pass, that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples left him, and fled.


57 And they that had taken Yahshua led him away to the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together. 58 But Peter followed him afar off, to the court of the high priest, and entered in, and sat with the officers, to see the end. 59 Now the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Yahshua, that they might put him to death; 60 and they found it not, though many false witnesses came. But afterward came two, 61 and said, This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of Elohim, and to build it in three days. 62 And the high priest stood up, and said to him, Do you answer nothing? What is it which these witness against you? 63 But Yahshua held his peace. And the high priest said to him, I command you by the living Elohim, that you tell us whether you are the Messiah, the Son of Elohim. 64 Yahshua says to him, You have said: nevertheless I say to you, Henceforth you 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 garments, saying, He has spoken blasphemy: what further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard the blasphemy: 66 What do you think? They answered and said, He is worthy of death. 67 Then did they spit in his face and buffet him: and some struck him with the palms of their hands, 68 saying, Prophesy to us, you the Messiah: who is he striking you?


69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the court: and a maid came to him, saying, You also were with Yahshua the Galilaean. 70 But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what you say. 71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and says to them that were there, This man also was with Yahshua of Nazareth. 72 And again he denied with an oath, I know not the man. 73 And after a little while they that stood by came and said to Peter, Of a truth you also are one of them; for your speech makes you known. 74 Then began he to curse and to swear, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crowed. 75 And Peter remembered the word which Yahshua had said, Before the cock crows, you shall deny me three times. And he went out, and wept bitterly.



Matthew 27

Now when morning was come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Yahshua to put him to death: 2 and they bound him, and led him away, and delivered him up to Pilate the governor.


3 Then Judah, who betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 saying, I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood. But they said, What is that to us? See you to it. 5 And he cast down the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, and departed; and he went away and hanged himself. 6 And the chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood. 7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in. 8 Therefore that field was called, The field of blood, to this day. 9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet [written by Zechariah], saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was priced, whom certain of the children of Israel priced; 10 and they gave them for the Potter’s field, as Yahweh appointed me.


11 Now Yahshua stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saving, Are you the King of the Jews? And I Yahshua said to him, You say. 12 And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. 13 Then says Pilate to him, Do you not hear how many things they witness against you? 14 And he gave him no answer, not even to one word: so that the governor marveled greatly. 15 Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release to the multitude one prisoner, whom they would. 16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. 17 When therefore they were gathered together, Pilate said to them, Whom will you that I release to you? Barabbas, or Yahshua who is called the Messiah? 18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him up. 19 And while he was sitting on the judgment-seat, his wife sent to him, saying, Have you nothing to do with that righteous man; for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. 20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Yahshua. 21 But the governor answered and said to them, Which of the two will you that I release to you? And they said, Barabbas. 22 Pilate says to them, What then shall I do to Yahshua who is called the Messiah? They all say, Let him be impaled. 23 And he said, Why, what evil has he done? But they cried out greatly, saying, Let him be impaled. 24 So when Pilate saw that he prevailed nothing, but rather that a tumult was arising, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying I am innocent of the blood of this righteous man; see you to it. 25 And all the people answered and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. 26 Then released he to them Barabbas; but Yahshua he scourged and delivered to be impaled.


27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Yahshua into the Praetorium, and gathered to him the whole band. 28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. 29 And they wove a crown of thorns and put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 30 And they spat upon him, and took the reed and struck him on the head. 31 And when they had mocked him, they took off from him the robe, and put on him his garments, and led him away to impale him.


32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to go with them, that he might bear his torture stake.


33 And when they were come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, The place of a skull, 34 they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted it, he would not drink. 35 And when they had impaled him, they parted his garments among them, casting lots; 36 and they sat and watched him there. 37 And they set up over his head his accusation written, This Is Yahshua The King Of The Jews. 38 Then were there impaled with him two robbers, one on the right hand and one on the left. 39 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, 40 and saying, You that destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself: if you are the Son of Elohim, come down from the torture stake. 41 In like manner also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, 42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. He is the King of Israel; let him now come down from the torture stake, and we will believe on him. 43 He trusts on Elohim; let him deliver him now, if he desires him: for he said, I am the Son of Elohim. 44 And the robbers also that were impaled with him cast upon him the same reproach.


45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Yahshua cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is, My El, my El, why have you forsaken me? 47 And some of them that stood there, when they heard it, said, This man calls EliYah. 48 And immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. 49 And the rest said, Let be; let us see whether EliYah comes to save him. 50 And Yahshua cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit. 51 And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake; and the rocks were rent; 52 and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints that had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming forth out of the tombs after his resurrection they entered into the holy city and appeared to many. 54 Now the centurion, and they that were with him watching Yahshua, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of Elohim. 55 And many women were there beholding from afar, who had followed Yahshua from Galilee, ministering to him: 56 among whom was Miriam Magdalene, and Miriam the mother of Jacob and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.


57 And when evening was come, there came a rich man from Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Yahshua’s disciple: 58 this man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Yahshua. Then Pilate commanded it to be given up. 59 And Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed. 61 And Miriam Magdalene was there, and the other Miriam, sitting over against the sepulchre.


62 Now on the next day, which is the day after the Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered together to Pilate, 63 saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said while he was yet alive, After three days I rise again. 64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest might his disciples come and steal him away, and say to the people, He is risen from the dead: and the last error will be worse than the first. 65 Pilate said to them, You have a guard: go, make it as sure as you can. 66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, the guard being with them.



Matthew 28

Now late on the sabbath day, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Miriam Magdalene and the other Miriam to see the sepulchre. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of Yahweh descended from heaven, and came and rolled away the stone, and sat upon it. 3 His appearance was as lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4 and for fear of him the watchers did quake, and became as dead men. 5 And the angel answered and said to the women, Fear not for I know that you seek Yahshua, who has been impaled. 6 He is not here; for he has been raised, even as he said. Come, see the place where the Master lay. 7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples, He has been raised from the dead; and lo, he goes before you into Galilee; there shall you see him: lo, I have told you. 8 And they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word. 9 And behold, Yahshua met them, saying, All hail. And they came and took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. 10 Then says Yahshua to them, Fear not: go tell my brethren that they depart into Galilee, and there shall they see me.


11 Now while they were going, behold, some of the guard came into the city, and told to the chief priests all the things that were come to pass. 12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave much money to the soldiers, 13 saying, Say, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. 14 And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and rid you of care. 15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying was spread abroad among the Jews, and continues until this day.


16 But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to the mountain where Yahshua had appointed them. 17 And when they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 And Yahshua came to them and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go you therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, immersing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: 20 teaching them to observe all things whatever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

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