New American Standard Bible
"But at midnight there was a shout, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.'
King James Bible
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Darby Bible Translation
But in the middle of the night there was a cry, Behold, the bridegroom; go forth to 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
At midnight - Later than was the usual custom, and hence, they had fallen asleep.
A cry made - Of those who were coming with the bridegroom.
Library'They that were Ready'
'They that were ready went in with him to the marriage.' --MATT. xxv. 10. It is interesting to notice the variety of aspects in which, in this long discourse, Jesus sets forth His Second Coming. It is like the flood that swept away a world. It is like a thief stealing through the dark, and breaking up a house. It is like a master reckoning with his servants. These three metaphors suggest solemn, one might almost say alarming, images. But then this parable comes in and tells how that coming is like …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Traders for the Master
Parable of the Talents (Matt. , xxv. , 14-30) Compared with that of the Pounds (Luke, xix. , 12).
The Ten virgins.
"Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep.
"Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps.
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