Matthew 25:1–13

Parable of the Ten Virgins

25 Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet athe bridegroom. bNow five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, cthey all slumbered and slept.

And at midnight da cry was heard:Behold, the bridegroom 1is coming; go out to meet him!’ Then all those virgins arose and etrimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and fthe door was shut.

11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, gLord, Lord, open to us!’ 12 But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, hI do not know you.’

13 iWatch therefore, for you jknow neither the day nor the hour 2in which the Son of Man is coming.

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