Parable of the Ten Virgins
Interwoven Gospels

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went forth to meet the bridegroom. But five of them were foolish and five were wise: for the foolish, taking their lamps, took no oil with them; but the wise took oil in the vessels with their lamps.

"Now while the bridegroom tarried, they all became drowsy and slept. But at midnight, there is a cry, 'Behold the bridegroom! Come ye 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 going out." But the wise answered, saying, 'By no means: there may not be enough for us and you. Go ye rather to those who sell and buy for yourselves." "But 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. And afterward came also the other virgins, saying, 'Lord, lord, open to us." But he, answering, said, 'Verily I say to you, I do not know you." Watch, therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour."

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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