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Matthew 25:1-13 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

25 Then the kingdom of heavens shall be like to ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went out to meet the husband and the wife[a];

and five of them were fools, and five prudent.

But the five fools took their lamps, and took not oil with them;

but the prudent took oil in their vessels with the lamps.

And whiles the husband [the spouse, or husband,] tarried, all they napped and slept.

But at midnight a cry was made, Lo! the spouse cometh, go ye out to meet with him [go ye out to meet him].

Then all those virgins rose up, and arrayed their lamps [and adorned their lamps].

And the fools said to the wise, Give ye to us of your oil, for our lamps be quenched.

The prudent answered, and said [saying], Lest peradventure it suffice not to us and to you, go ye rather to men that sell, and buy to you.

10 And while they went to buy, the spouse came; and those that were ready, entered [in] with him to the weddings; and the gate was shut.

11 And at the last the other virgins came, and said, Lord, Lord, open to us.[b]

12 And he answered, and said, Truly I say to you, I know you not.

13 Therefore wake ye, for ye know not the day nor the hour.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 25:1 which taking their lamps, went out meeting the spouse, or husband, and the spousess, or wife
  2. Matthew 25:11 Soothly at the last also the other virgins came, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

Matthew 25:1-13 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

The ten virgins, the talents delivered to the servants, and of the general judgment.

25 Then the kingdom of heaven will be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. The foolish took their lamps, but took no oil with them. But the wise took oil with them in their vessels, with their lamps also.

While the bridegroom tarried, all slumbered and slept. And right at midnight there was a cry made: Behold, the bridegroom comes! Go out to meet him! Then all those virgins arose and prepared their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so, lest there not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.

10 And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came. And those who were ready went in with him to the wedding, and the gate was shut up. 11 Afterwards came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us! 12 But he answered and said, Truly I say to you, I know you not.

13 Watch, therefore. For you know neither the day nor yet the hour when the Son of man will come.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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Matthew 25:1-13 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

25 1 The virgins looking for the Bridegroom. 13 We must watch. 14 The talents delivered unto the servants. 24 The evil servants. 30 After what sort the last judgment shall be. 41 The cursed.

Then [a]the kingdom of heaven shall be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and [b]went forth to meet the bridegroom.

And five of them were wise, and five foolish.

The foolish took their lamps, but took no oil with them.

But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

Now while the bridegroom tarried long, all [c]slumbered and slept.

And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh: go out to meet him.

Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.

And the foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil, for our lamps are out.

But the wise answered, saying, Not so, lest there will not be enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came: and they that were ready, went in with him to the wedding, and the gate was shut.

11 Afterwards 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 neither the day, nor the hour, when the son of man will come.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 25:1 We must desire strength at God’s hand, which may serve us as a torch while we walk through this darkness, to bring us to our desired end: otherwise if we become slothful and negligent as weary of our pains and travail, we shall be shut out of the doors.
  2. Matthew 25:1 The pomp of bridals was wont for the most part to be kept in the night seasons, and that by damsels.
  3. Matthew 25:5 Their eyes being heavy with sleep.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Matthew 25:1-13 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

25 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: 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 neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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