Matthew 25:1-10

Murdock(i) 1 Then may the kingdom of heaven be shadowed forth by ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom and bride. 2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 And the foolish took their lamps, but took no oil with them. 4 But the wise took oil in vessels, with their lamps. 5 And while the bridegroom delayed, they all became sleepy and fell asleep. 6 And at midnight there was an outcry: Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise; Give us of your oil; for, behold, our lamps have gone out. 9 The wise answered and said: We must refuse, lest there should not be enough for us and for you: but go ye to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready, went with him into the house of the nuptials, and the door was shut.