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Matthew 25:1 Matthew 25:13


c. A Parable for Watchfulness

1 At that time the 1akingdom of the heavens will be likened to 2ten 3bvirgins, who took their 4clamps and 5went forth to dmeet the 6ebridegroom.

2 And 1afive of them were 2bfoolish and 1five were cprudent.

3 For the foolish, when they took their lamps, did not take 1oil with them;

4 But the prudent took oil in their 1avessels with their lamps.

5 And while the bridegroom adelayed, they all became 1bdrowsy and 2cslept.

6 But at 1midnight there was a 2acry, Behold, the bridegroom! Go forth to 3meet him!

7 Then all those virgins 1aarose and 2trimmed their own lamps.

8 And the foolish said to the prudent, 1Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are 2going out.

9 But the prudent answered, saying, Perhaps there will 1not be enough for us and for you; go rather to 2athose who sell, and 3bbuy for yourselves.

10 And as they were going away to buy, the bridegroom 1acame; and 2those who were 3bready 4went in with him to the 5cwedding feast. And the 6door was dshut.

11 And later the rest of the virgins 1came also, saying, aLord, lord, open to us!

12 But he answered and said, Truly I say to you, I do 1not know you.

13 1aWatch therefore, for you do not know the bday nor the hour.