"Then the kingdom of heaven|
shall be likened to
ten virgins who took their lamps
and went out
to meet the bridegroom.
Now five of them were wise,
and five were foolish.
Those who were foolish took their lamps
and took no oil with them,
but the wise took oil in their vessels
with their lamps.
But while the bridegroom was delayed,
they all slumbered and slept.
"And at midnight a cry was heard:
'Behold, the bridegroom is coming;
go out to meet him!'
Then all those virgins arose
and trimmed 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,
'No, lest there should not be
enough for us and you;
but go rather to those who sell,
and buy for yourselves.'
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Thin Section prepared by David Elfman
Scripture quote from NKJV.