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Section XLIII.

[1] 29472947    Luke xii. 41.Simon Cephas said unto him, Our Lord, is it to us that thou hast spoken this [2] parable, or also to every man?  29482948    Luke xii. 42a [Borg. ms. omits Luke xii. 42a]; Matt. xxiv. 45.Jesus said unto him, Who, thinkest thou, is the servant, the master of the house,29492949    i.e., the steward. trusted with control,29502950    Borg. ms. has trusted and faithful.  Doubtless we should supply diacritical points to the reading of Vat. ms., and translate trusted and wise.  Ibn-at-Tayyib’s Commentary, however, has both and wise and the word translated with control, used in a different sense. whom his lord set over his [3] household, to give them their food in its season?  29512951    Matt. xxiv. 46.Blessed is that servant, whom his [4] lord shall come and find having done so.  29522952    Luke xii. 44a; Matt. xxiv. 47b.Verily I say unto you, He will set him [5] over all that he hath.  29532953    Matt. xxiv. 48; Luke xii. 45b.But if that evil servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his [6] coming; 29542954    Matt. xxiv. 49b.and shall begin to beat his servants and the maidservants of his lord, and [7] shall begin to eat and to drink with the drunken; 29552955    Matt. xxiv. 50.the lord of that servant shall come [8] in the day that he thinketh not, and in the hour that he knoweth not, 29562956    Matt. xxiv. 51a.and shall [Arabic, p. 163] judge him, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites, 29572957    Luke xii. 46b.and with those that are not faithful:  29582958    Matt. xxiv. 51b.there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

[9] 29592959    Matt. xxv. 1.Then shall the kingdom of heaven be like unto ten virgins, those that took their [10] lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom and the bride.  29602960    Matt. xxv. 2.Five of them were [11] wise, and five foolish.  29612961    Matt. xxv. 3.And those foolish ones took their lamps, and took not with [12, 13] them oil:  29622962    Matt. xxv. 4.but those wise ones took oil in vessels along with their lamps.  29632963    Matt. xxv. 5.When then [14] the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept.  29642964    Matt. xxv. 6.But in the middle of the night there occurred a cry, Behold, the bridegroom cometh!  Go forth therefore to [15, 16] meet him.  29652965    Matt. xxv. 7.Then all those virgins arose, and made ready their lamps.  29662966    Matt. xxv. 8.The foolish [17] said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.  29672967    Matt. xxv. 9.But those wise answered and said, Perhaps29682968    See § 10, 17, and § 4, 24, note. there will not be enough for us and you:  but go ye to 110[18] the sellers, and buy for yourselves.  29692969    Matt. xxv. 10.And when they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and those that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast:  and [19] the door was shut.  29702970    Matt. xxv. 11.And at last those other virgins also came and said, Our Lord, [20] our Lord, open unto us.  29712971    Matt. xxv. 12.He answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, [21] I know you not.  29722972    Matt. xxv. 13.Watch then, for ye know not that day nor that hour.

[22] 29732973    Matt. xxv. 14.It is as a man, who went on a journey, and called his servants, and delivered unto [23] them his possessions.  29742974    Matt. xxv. 15.And unto one he gave five talents,29752975    cf. § 27, 2, note. and another two, and another [24] one; every one according to his strength; and went on his journey forthwith.  29762976    Matt. xxv. 16.He [Arabic, p. 164] then that received the five talents went and traded with them, and gained [26] other five.  29772977    Matt. xxv. 17.And so also he of the two gained other two.  29782978    Matt. xxv. 18.But he that received [27] the one went and digged in the earth, and hid the money of his lord.  29792979    Matt. xxv. 19.And after a long time the lord of those servants came, and took from them the account.  [28] 29802980    Matt. xxv. 20.And he that received five talents came near and brought other five, and said, My lord, thou gavest me five talents:  lo, I have gained other five in addition to them.  [29] 29812981    Matt. xxv. 21.His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant:  over a little hast [30] thou been faithful, over much will I set thee:  enter into the joy of thy lord.  29822982    Matt. xxv. 22.And he that had the two came near and said, My lord, thou gavest me two talents:  lo, [31] other two have I gained in addition to them.  29832983    Matt. xxv. 23.His lord said unto him, Good,29842984    A Persian word.  The Vat. ms. omits it. thou faithful servant:  over a little hast thou been faithful, over much will I set thee:  enter [32] into the joy of thy lord.  29852985    Matt. xxv. 24.And he also that received the one talent came forward and said, My lord, I knew thee that thou art a severe man, who reapest where thou [33] sowest not, and gatherest where thou didst not scatter:  29862986    Matt. xxv. 25.and so I was afraid, and [34] went away and hid thy talent in the earth:  lo, thou hast what is thine.  29872987    Matt. xxv. 26.His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest me [35] that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I did not scatter; 29882988    Matt. xxv. was incumbent on thee to put my money to the bank,29892989    Lit. table (cf. Peshitta). and then I should come and seek it with its [36] gains.  29902990    Matt. xxv. 28.Take now from him the talent, and give it to him that hath ten talents.  [37] 29912991    Matt. xxv. 29.Whosoever hath shall be given, and he shall have more:  but he that hath not, even [38] [Arabic, p. 165] what he hath shall be taken from him.  29922992    Matt. xxv. 30.And the unprofitable servant, put him forth into the outer darkness:  there shall be the weeping and gnashing of teeth.

[39, 40] 29932993    Luke xii. 35.Your loins shall be girded, and your lamps lit; 29942994    Luke xii. 36.and ye shall be like the people that are looking for their lord, when he shall return from the feast; so that, when [41] he cometh and knocketh, they may at once open unto him.  29952995    Luke xii. 37.Blessed are those servants, whom their lord shall come and find attentive:  verily I say unto you, that he will gird his waist, and make them sit down, and pass through29962996    cf. Peshitta (and Greek). them and serve [42] them.  29972997    Luke xii. 38.And if he come in the second watch, or the third, and find thus, blessed are those servants.

[43] 29982998    Matt. xxv. 31.But when the Son of man cometh in his glory, and all his pure angels with him, [44] then shall he sit on the throne of his glory:  29992999    Matt. xxv. 32.and he will gather before him all the nations, and separate them the one from the other, like the shepherd who separateth [45] the sheep from the goats; 30003000    Matt. xxv. 33.and will set30013001    Or, and setteth; but the Peshitta confirms the rendering given above. the sheep on his right, and the goats on his [46] left.  30023002    Matt. xxv. 34.Then shall the King say to those that are at his right, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundations30033003    cf. § 17, 17, note. of the world:  [47] 30043004    Matt. xxv. 35.I hungered, and ye gave me to eat; and I thirsted, and ye gave me to drink; and I [48] was a stranger, and ye took me in; 30053005    Matt. xxv. 36.and I was naked, and ye clothed me; and I [49] was sick, and ye visited me; and I was in prison, and ye cared for me.  30063006    Matt. xxv. 37.Then shall those righteous say unto him, Our Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee? [50] or thirsty, and gave thee to drink?  30073007    Matt. xxv. 38.And when saw we thee a stranger, and took [51] thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?  30083008    Matt. xxv. 39.And when saw we thee sick, or imprisoned, and [52] cared for thee?  30093009    Matt. xxv. 40.The King shall answer and say30103010    Perfect tenses, as in Peshitta. unto them, Verily I say unto you, What [53] [Arabic, p. 166] ye did to one of these my brethren, the little ones, ye did unto me.  30113011    Matt. xxv. 41.Then shall he say unto those that are on his left also, Depart from me, ye cursed, [54] into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his hosts:  30123012    Matt. xxv. 42.I hungered, and ye fed me [55] not; and I thirsted, and ye did not give me to drink; 30133013    Matt. xxv. 43.and I was a stranger, and ye 111took me not in; and I was naked, and ye clothed me not; and I was sick, and imprisoned, [56] and ye visited me not.  30143014    Matt. xxv. 44.Then shall those also answer and say, Our Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or naked, or a stranger, or sick, or imprisoned, [57] and did not minister unto thee?  30153015    Matt. xxv. 45.Then shall he answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, When ye did it not unto one of these little ones, ye did it not [58] unto me also.  30163016    Matt. xxv. 46.And these shall go away into eternal punishment:  but the righteous into eternal life.

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