Matthew 25:1-10

NSB(i) 1 »The kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 »Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 »The foolish took no oil with their lamps. 4 »The wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 »They all slept, because the bridegroom delayed his arrival. 6 »There was a shout at midnight. ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come meet him.’ 7 »The virgins awoke and trimmed their lamps. 8 »All the foolish virgins said to the wise: ‘Give us your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 »But the wise answered: ‘There will not be enough for both of us. Go to the dealers and buy oil for yourself.’ 10 »While they were away, the bridegroom came. They that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast and the door was shut.