Matthew 25:1-13

JuliaSmith(i) 1 Then shall the kingdom of the heavens be likened to ten virgins, who having taken their lanterns, went forth to the meeting of the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were discerning, and five foolish. 3 Those foolish having taken their lanterns, took no oil with them. 4 And the discerning took oil in their vessels with their lanterns. 5 And the bridegroom delaying, they all slumbered and slept. 6 And in the middle of the night there was a cry, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go ye forth to his meeting. 7 Then all these virgins were aroused, and put their lanterns in order. 8 And the foolish said to the discerning, Give us of your oil; for our lights are quenched. 9 And the discerning answered, saying, Lest it should not suffice us and you: but go ye rather to those selling, and buy for yourselves. 10 And they, going to buy, the bridegroom came; and they prepared, went in with him to the nuptials; and the door was locked. 11 And afterwards came also the rest of the virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 And he having answered said, Truly I say to you, I know you not. 13 Watch, therefore, for ye know not the day, neither the hour, in which the Son of man comes.