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Matthew 25:1-6 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 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 wise. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise.
3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them.
4 The wise, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 4 The wise, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps.
5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and 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 "At midnight the cry rang out: 'Here's the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!' 6 "At midnight the cry rang out: 'Here's the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!'