Matthew 25:1
Good News Translation
"At that time the Kingdom of heaven will be like this. Once there were ten young women who took their oil lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

Contemporary English Version
The kingdom of heaven is like what happened one night when ten young women took their oil lamps and went to a wedding to meet the groom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be like to ten virgins, who taking their lamps went out to meet the bridegroom and the bride.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be like to ten virgins, who taking their lamps went out to meet the bridegroom and the bride.

Then.

Matthew 24:42-51 Watch ye therefore, because you know not what hour your Lord will come. . . .

Luke 21:34-36 And take heed to yourselves, lest perhaps your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and the cares of this life: and that day come upon you suddenly. . . .

the kingdom.

Matthew 3:2 And saying: Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 13:24,31,38,44,45,47 Another parable he proposed to them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that sowed good seed in his field. . . .

Matthew 20:1 The kingdom of heaven is like to an householder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

Matthew 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is likened to a king who made a marriage for his son.

Daniel 2:44 But in the days of those kingdoms, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, and his kingdom shall not be delivered up to another people: and it shall break in pieces, and shall consume all these kingdoms: and itself shall stand for ever.

ten.

Psalm 45:14 Clothed round about with varieties. After her shall virgins be brought to the king: her neighbours shall be brought to thee.

Songs 1:3 Draw me: we will run after thee to the odour of thy ointments. The king hath brought me into his storerooms: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, remembering thy breasts more than wine: the rightous love thee.

Songs 5:8,16 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him that I languish with love. . . .

Songs 6:1,8,9 Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou most beautiful among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside, and we will seek him with thee? . . .

1 Corinthians 11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that in all things you are mindful of me and keep my ordinances as I have delivered them to you.

Revelation 14:4 These are they who were not defiled with women: for they are virgins. These follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were purchased from among men, the firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.

which.

Matthew 5:16 So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Luke 12:35,36 Let your loins be girt and lamps burning in your hands. . . .

Philippians 2:15,16 That you may be blameless and sincere children of God, without reproof, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation: among whom you shine as lights in the world. . . .

went.

2 Timothy 4:8 As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to me, but to them also that love his coming. Make haste to come to me quickly.

Titus 2:13 Looking for the blessed hope and coming of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:13-15 But I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance. . . .

2 Peter 3:12,13 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of the Lord, by which the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with the burning heat? . . .

the bridegroom.

Matthew 9:15 And Jesus said to them: Can the children of the bridegroom mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then they shall fast.

Matthew 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is likened to a king who made a marriage for his son.

Psalm 45:9-11 The daughters of kings have delighted thee in thy glory. The queen stood on thy right hand, in gilded clothing; surrounded with variety. . . .

Isaiah 54:5 For he that made thee shall rule over thee, the Lord of hosts is his name: and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, shall be called the God of all the earth.

Isaiah 62:4,5 Thou shalt no more be called Forsaken: and thy land shall no more be called Desolate: but thou shalt be called My pleasure in her, and thy land inhabited. Because the Lord hath been well pleased with thee: and thy land shall be inhabited. . . .

Mark 2:19,20 And Jesus saith to them: Can the children of the marriage fast, as long as the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. . . .

Luke 5:34,35 To whom he said: Can you make the children of the bridegroom fast whilst the bridegroom is with them? . . .

John 3:29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, who standeth and heareth Him, rejoiceth with joy because of the bridegroom's voice. This my joy therefore is fulfilled.

2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous of you with the jealousy of God. For I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

Ephesians 5:25-33 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ also loved the church and delivered himself up for it: . . .

Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice and give glory to him. For the marriage of the Lamb is come: and his wife hath prepared herself.

Revelation 21:2,9 And I, John, saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. . . .

Context
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be like to ten virgins, who taking their lamps went out to meet the bridegroom and the bride. 2And five of them were foolish and five wise.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:24
Another parable he proposed to them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that sowed good seed in his field.

Matthew 25:7
Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.

Luke 12:35
Let your loins be girt and lamps burning in your hands.

John 3:29
He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, who standeth and heareth Him, rejoiceth with joy because of the bridegroom's voice. This my joy therefore is fulfilled.

John 18:3
Judas therefore having received a band of soldiers and servants from the chief priests and the Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.

Acts 20:8
And there were a great number of lamps in the upper chamber where we were assembled.

Revelation 4:5
And from the throne proceeded lightnings and voices and thunders. And there were seven lamps burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

Revelation 8:10
And the third angel sounded the trumpet: and a great star fell from heaven, burning as it were a torch. And it fell on the third part of the rivers and upon the fountains of waters:

Additional Translations
At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

Then the kingdom of the heavens will be likened to ten virgins, who, having taken their lamps, went forth to meet the bridegroom.

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

Then shall the kingdom of the heavens be made like to ten virgins that having taken their torches, went forth to meet the bridegroom.

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

"Then will the Kingdom of the Heavens be found to be like ten bridesmaids who took their torches and went out to meet the bridegroom.

"Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom.

'Then shall the reign of the heavens be likened to ten virgins, who, having taken their lamps, went forth to meet the bridegroom;
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