Matthew 13:44-52

13:44 “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure, hidden in a field, that a person found and hid. Then because of joy he went and sold all that he had and bought that field.
13:45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.
13:46 When he found a pearl of great value, he went out and sold everything he had and bought it.
13:47 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was cast into the sea that caught all kinds of fish.
13:48 When it was full, they pulled it ashore, sat down, and put the good fish into containers and threw the bad away.
13:49 It will be this way at the end of the age. Angels will come and separate the evil from the righteous
13:50 and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
13:51 “Have you understood all these things?” They replied, “Yes.”
13:52 Then he said to them, “Therefore every expert in the law who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his treasure what is new and old.”

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Matthew 25:21-30

25:21 His master answered, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave! You have been faithful in a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master.’
25:22 The one with the two talents also came and said, ‘Sir, you entrusted two talents to me. See, I have gained two more.’
25:23 His master answered, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave! You have been faithful with a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 25:24 Then the one who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Sir, I knew that you were a hard man, harvesting where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed,
25:25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’
25:26 But his master answered, ‘Evil and lazy slave! So you knew that I harvest where I didn’t sow and gather where I didn’t scatter?
25:27 Then you should have deposited my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received my money back with interest!
25:28 Therefore take the talent from him and give it to the one who has ten.
25:29 For the one who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough. But the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.
25:30 And throw that worthless slave into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

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Matthew 25:14-20

25:14 “For it is like a man going on a journey, who summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them.
25:15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.
25:16 The one who had received five talents went off right away and put his money to work and gained five more.
25:17 In the same way, the one who had two gained two more.
25:18 But the one who had received one talent went out and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money in it.
25:19 After a long time, the master of those slaves came and settled his accounts with them.
25:20 The one who had received the five talents came and brought five more, saying, ‘Sir, you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.’

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Matthew 25:1-13

25:1 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
25:2 Five of the virgins were foolish, and five were wise.
25:3 When the foolish ones took their lamps, they did not take extra olive oil with them. 25:4 But the wise ones took flasks of olive oil with their lamps.
25:5 When the bridegroom was delayed a long time, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
25:6 But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Look, the bridegroom is here! Come out to meet him.’
25:7 Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.
25:8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’
25:9 ‘No,’ they replied. ‘There won’t be enough for you and for us. Go instead to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
25:10 But while they had gone to buy it, the bridegroom arrived, and those who were ready went inside with him to the wedding banquet. Then the door was shut.
25:11 Later, the other virgins came too, saying, ‘Lord, lord! Let us in!’
25:12 But he replied, ‘I tell you the truth, I do not know you!’
25:13 Therefore stay alert, because you do not know the day or the hour.
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Matthew 24:43-51

24:43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have been alert and would not have let his house be broken into.
24:44 Therefore you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

24:45 “Who then is the faithful and wise slave, whom the master has put in charge of his household, to give the other slaves their food at the proper time?
24:46 Blessed is that slave whom the master finds at work when he comes.
24:47 I tell you the truth, the master will put him in charge of all his possessions.
24:48 But if that evil slave should say to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 24:49 and he begins to beat his fellow slaves and to eat and drink with drunkards,
24:50 then the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not foresee,
24:51 and will cut him in two, and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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Matthew 24:36-42

24:36 “But as for that day and hour no one knows it – not even the angels in heaven – except the Father alone.
24:37 For just like the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be.
24:38 For in those days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark.
24:39 And they knew nothing until the flood came and took them all away. It will be the same at the coming of the Son of Man.
24:40 Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one left.
24:41 There will be two women grinding grain with a mill; one will be taken and one left.
24:42 “Therefore stay alert, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.

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Luke 5:36-39

5:36 He also told them a parable: “No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old garment. If he does, he will have torn the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old.
5:37 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins and will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed.
5:38 Instead new wine must be poured into new wineskins.
5:39 No one after drinking old wine wants the new, for he says, ‘The old is good enough.’”

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