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New International Version
"At midnight the cry rang out: 'Here's the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!'
New Living Translation
“At midnight they were roused by the shout, ‘Look, the bridegroom is coming! Come out and meet him!’
English Standard Version
But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’
Berean Study Bible
At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
Berean Literal Bible
And at the middle of the night, there was a cry: 'Behold, the bridegroom! Go forth to meet him!'
King James Bible
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
New King James Version
“And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’
New American Standard Bible
But at midnight there finally was a shout: ‘Behold, the groom! Come out to meet him.’
"But at midnight there was a shout, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.'
“But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’
But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Look! The bridegroom [is coming]! Go out to meet him.’
Christian Standard Bible
“In the middle of the night there was a shout: ‘Here’s the groom! Come out to meet him.’
Holman Christian Standard Bible
"In the middle of the night there was a shout: Here's the groom! Come out to meet him.'
American Standard Version
But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And in the middle of the night there was an outcry, “Behold, The groom has come, go out to meet him.”
Contemporary English Version
Then in the middle of the night someone shouted, "Here's the groom! Come to meet him!"
And at midnight there was a cry made: Behold the bridegroom cometh, go ye forth to meet him.
English Revised Version
But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him.
Good News Translation
"It was already midnight when the cry rang out, 'Here is the bridegroom! Come and meet him!'
GOD'S WORD® Translation
"At midnight someone shouted, 'The groom is here! Come to meet him!'
International Standard Version
But at midnight there came a shout: 'The groom is here! Come out to meet him!'
Literal Standard Version
and in the middle of the night a cry was made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go forth to meet him!
But at midnight there was a shout, 'Look, the bridegroom is here! Come out to meet him.'
New Heart English Bible
But at midnight there was a cry, 'Look. The bridegroom. Come out to meet him.'
Weymouth New Testament
But at midnight there is a loud cry, "'The bridegroom! Go out and meet him!'
World English Bible
But at midnight there was a cry, 'Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!'
Young's Literal Translation
and in the middle of the night a cry was made, Lo, the bridegroom doth come; go ye forth to meet him.
Additional Translations ...
ContextThe Parable of the Ten Virgins
…5When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. 6 At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ 7Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.…
When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.
Treasury of Scripture
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him.
Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:33-37 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is…
Luke 12:20,38-40,46 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? …
Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
John 5:28,29 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, …
1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Matthew 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
Psalm 50:3-6 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him…
Psalm 96:13 Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.
Matthew 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
Amos 4:12 Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.
At midnight.--The hour was obviously later than the virgins had expected, and in this we may see a half-veiled suggestion of a like lateness in the coining of the true Bridegroom. The "cry" would be that of the companions of the bridegroom, or of the crowd that mingled with them. In the interpretation of the parable we may see in it, over and above its reference to the final Advent, that which answers to the stir and thrill that announce any coming crisis in the history of Church or people.Verse 6. - At midnight. When sleep is deepest and awaking most unwelcome. The Lord will come "as a thief in the night" (Matthew 24:42-44; 1 Thessalonians 5:2). There was a cry made (γέγονεν, hath been made). The cry comes either from the watchers or from the advancing company. We are told by the apostle (1 Thessalonians 4:16) that "the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God." The suddenness of the event is indicated by the tense of the verb - "there hath been," "there is," a cry. The bridegroom cometh! The best manuscripts omit the verb, which omission makes the expression more graphic. The bridegroom is Christ; he comes now to judge, to punish and reward; and Christians have to meet him, and show how their duties have been performed, and how their personal preparation has been made.
Parallel Commentaries ...
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3319: Middle, in the middle, between, in the midst of. From meta; middle (neuter) noun).
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2906: (a) a shout, cry, clamor, (b) outcry, clamoring against another. From krazo; an outcry.
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 2400: See! Lo! Behold! Look! Second person singular imperative middle voice of eido; used as imperative lo!
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3566: A bridegroom. From numphe; a bride-groom.
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1831: To go out, come out. From ek and erchomai; to issue.
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 529: From apantao; a encounter.
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
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