Ten Virgins

The parable "Ten Virgins"


25:1   THEN shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
25:2   And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
25:3   They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
25:4   But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
25:5   While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
25:6   And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
25:7   Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
25:8   And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
25:9   But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
25:10   And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
25:11   Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
25:12   But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
25:13   Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.