THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Matthew (Author Matthew)

25:1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

25:2And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

25:3They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

25:4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

25:5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

25:6And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

25:7Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

25:8And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

25:9But 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.

25:10And 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.

25:11Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

25:12But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

25:13Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Original from The Bible Foundation - They claim public domain status for their original text.