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Matthew 25:1-13 American Standard Version (ASV)

25 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, who took their [a]lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For the foolish, when they took their [b]lamps, took no oil with them: but the wise took oil in their vessels with their [c]lamps. Now while the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their [d]lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our [e]lamps are going out. But the wise answered, saying, Peradventure there will not be enough for us and you: go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13 Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 25:1 Or, torches
  2. Matthew 25:3 Or, torches
  3. Matthew 25:4 Or, torches
  4. Matthew 25:7 Or, torches
  5. Matthew 25:8 Or, torches
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