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Matthew 25:1-13 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Then the kingdom of heaven will be like 10 virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom. 1 "At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
2 Five of them were foolish and five were sensible. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise.
3 When the foolish took their lamps, they didn't take oil with them. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them.
4 But the sensible ones took oil in their flasks with their lamps. 4 The wise, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps.
5 Since the groom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
6 "In the middle of the night there was a shout: 'Here's the groom! Come out to meet him.' 6 "At midnight the cry rang out: 'Here's the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!'
7 "Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps. 7 "Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.
8 But the foolish ones said to the sensible ones, 'Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.' 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.'
9 "The sensible ones answered, 'No, there won't be enough for us and for you. Go instead to those who sell, and buy oil for yourselves.' 9 " 'No,' they replied, 'there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.'
10 "When they had gone to buy some, the groom arrived. Then those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut. 10 "But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
11 "Later the rest of the virgins also came and said, 'Master, master, open up for us!' 11 "Later the others also came. 'Sir! Sir!' they said. 'Open the door for us!'
12 "But he replied, 'I assure you: I do not know you!' 12 "But he replied, 'I tell you the truth, I don't know you.'
13 "Therefore be alert, because you don't know either the day or the hour. 13 "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.