Matthew 24:44-51New American Standard Bible (NASB)
44 For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.
45 “Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his [a]master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time?46 Blessed is that slave whom his [b]master finds so doing when he comes.47 Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions.48 But if that evil slave says in his heart, ‘My [c]master [d]is not coming for a long time,’49 and begins to beat his fellow slaves and eat and drink with drunkards;50 the [e]master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour which he does not know,51 and will [f]cut him in pieces and [g]assign him a place with the hypocrites; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
25 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.2 Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent.3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them,4 but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.5 Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep.6 But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’7 Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps.8 The foolish said to the prudent, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’9 But the prudent answered, ‘No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’10 And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut.11 Later the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open up for us.’12 But he answered, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.’13 Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.
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