Matthew 25:1-10

Goodspeed(i) 1 "Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were foolish and five were sensible. 3 For the foolish ones brought their lamps but brought no oil with them, 4 but the sensible ones with their lamps brought oil in their flasks. 5 As the bridegroom was slow in coming, they all grew drowsy and fell asleep. 6 But in the middle of the night there was a shout 'Here is the bridegroom! Come out and meet him!' 7 Then all the bridesmaids awoke, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish ones said to the sensible ones, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' 9 But the sensible ones answered, 'There may not be enough for us and you. You had better go to the dealers and buy yourselves some.' 10 But while they were gone to buy it, the bridegroom arrived, and the ones that were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was closed.