Matthew 25:1–13 (DARBY)

1  Then shall the kingdom of the heavens be made like to ten virgins that having taken their torches, went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2  And five of them were prudent and five foolish. 3  They that were foolish took their torches and did not take oil with them; 4  but the prudent took oil in their vessels with their torches. 5  Now the bridegroom tarrying, they all grew heavy and slept. 6  But in the middle of the night there was a cry, Behold, the bridegroom; go forth to meet him. 7  Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their torches. 8  And the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil, for our torches are going out. 9  But the prudent answered saying, We cannot, lest it might not suffice for us and for you. Go rather to those that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10  But as they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and the ones that were ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut. 11  Afterwards come also the rest of the virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us; 12  but he answering said, Verily I say unto you, I do not know you. 13  Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour.