Matthew 25:1-13 NAS

Parable of Ten Virgins

1 "Then 1the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their 2lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

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2 "Five of them were foolish, and five were 3prudent.

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3 "For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them,
4 but the 4prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.

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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.'
8 "The foolish said to the prudent, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'
9 "But the 5prudent answered, 'No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.'

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10 "And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were 6ready went in with him to 7the wedding feast; and 8the door was shut.

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11 "Later the other virgins also came, saying, '9Lord, lord, open up for us.'

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12 "But he answered, 'Truly I say to you, I do not know you.'
13 "10Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.

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