Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins, the friends of the bride, who took their lights, and went out with the purpose of meeting the husband.

New American Standard Bible

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like 10 virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom.

International Standard Version

"At that time, the kingdom from heaven will be comparable to ten bridesmaids who took their oil lamps and went out to meet the groom.

A Conservative Version

Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins, who, having taken their lamps, went forth to the bridegroom's gathering.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.

An Understandable Version

"Then the kingdom of heaven will be similar to ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went out to meet the [bride and] groom. [Note: The picture here is that of a newly married couple returning from a festive reception to the groom's home where they continued celebrating and were welcomed by a late evening wedding party]

Anderson New Testament

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bride-groom.

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

The kingdom of the Messiah will then be such, as when ten virgins took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

Then shall the kingdom of the heavens be likened unto ten virgins, who taking their lamps, went out to meet the bridegroom.

Goodspeed New Testament

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

John Wesley New Testament

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

Julia Smith Translation

Then shall the kingdom of the heavens be likened to ten virgins, who having taken their lanterns, went forth to the meeting of the bridegroom.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Then the kingdom of heaven may be compared to ten virgins who took their lamps [and] went out to meet the bridegroom.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

Moffatt New Testament

Then shall the Realm of heaven be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom and the bride.

Montgomery New Testament

"Then will the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten maidens who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom and the bride.

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

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

Sawyer New Testament

Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their own lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom;

The Emphasized Bible

Then, will the kingdom of the heavens become like unto, ten virgins, who, taking their torches, went forth to meet the bridegroom.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

THEN shall the kingdom of heaven be like to ten virgins, who taking their lamps, went forth to meet the bridegroom.

Twentieth Century New Testament

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

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

"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.

Williams New Testament

"Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

"Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be likened to ten virgins, who, taking their lamps, went forth to meet the bridegroom.

Worsley New Testament

Then will the kingdom of heaven be like ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom: and five of them were wise,

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
τότε 
Tote 
then, that time, when, not tr
Usage: 105

βασιλεία 
Basileia 
Usage: 54

of heaven
οὐρανός 
Ouranos 
Usage: 156

be likened
ὁμοιόω 
Homoioo 
liken, make like, be like, in the likeness of, resemble
Usage: 3

παρθένος 
Parthenos 
Usage: 11

ten
δέκα 
Deka 
Usage: 13

παρθένος 
Parthenos 
Usage: 11

ὅστις ἥτις ὅ6τι 
hostis 
Usage: 112

λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178


Usage: 0

λαμπάς 
Lampas 
Usage: 4

and went
ἐξέρχομαι 
Exerchomai 
go out, come, depart, go, go forth, come out, come forth,
Usage: 164

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

to meet
ἀπάντησις 
Apantesis 
to meet 9
Usage: 2

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Ten Virgins

1 Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins, the friends of the bride, who took their lights, and went out with the purpose of meeting the husband. 2 And five of them were foolish, and five were wise.


Cross References

Matthew 13:24

And he gave them another story, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who put good seed in his field:

Matthew 22:2

The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king, who made a feast when his son was married,

Revelation 19:7

Let us be glad with delight, and let us give glory to him: because the time is come for the Lamb to be married, and his wife has made herself ready.

Revelation 21:2

And I saw the holy town, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, like a bride made beautiful for her husband.

Matthew 9:15

And Jesus said to them, Will the friends of the newly-married man be sad as long as he is with them? But the days will come when he will be taken away from them, and then will they go without food.

Luke 12:35-36

Be ready, dressed as for a journey, with your lights burning.

John 3:29

He who has the bride is the husband: but the husband's friend, whose place is by his side and whose ears are open to him, is full of joy because of the husband's voice: such is my joy, and it is complete.

Revelation 21:9

And one of the seven angels who had the seven vessels in which were the seven last punishments, came and said to me, Come here, and see the bride, the Lamb's wife.

Psalm 45:9-11

Kings' daughters are among your noble women: on your right is the queen in gold of Ophir.

Psalm 45:14

She will come before the king in robes of needlework; the virgins in her train will come before you.

Song of Songs 1:3

Sweet is the smell of your perfumes; your name is as perfume running out; so the young girls give you their love.

Song of Songs 5:8

I say to you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you see my loved one, what will you say to him? That I am overcome with love.

Song of Songs 5:16-1

His mouth is most sweet; yes, he is all beautiful. This is my loved one, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

Song of Songs 6:8-9

There are sixty queens, and eighty servant-wives, and young girls without number.

Isaiah 54:5

For your Maker is your husband; the Lord of armies is his name: and the Holy One of Israel is he who takes up your cause; he will be named the God of all the earth.

Isaiah 62:4-5

You will not now be named, She who is given up; and your land will no longer be named, The waste land: but you will have the name, My pleasure is in her, and your land will be named, Married: for the Lord has pleasure in you, and your land will be married.

Daniel 2:44

And in the days of those kings, the God of heaven will put up a kingdom which will never come to destruction, and its power will never be given into the hands of another people, and all these kingdoms will be broken and overcome by it, but it will keep its place for ever.

Matthew 3:2

Saying, Let your hearts be turned from sin; for the kingdom of heaven is near.

Matthew 5:16

Even so let your light be shining before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

Matthew 13:31

He put another story before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and put in his field:

Matthew 13:38

And the field is the world; and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom; and the evil seeds are the sons of the Evil One;

Matthew 13:44-45

The kingdom of heaven is like a secret store of wealth in a field, which a man came across and put back again; and in his joy he goes and gives all he has, to get that field.

Matthew 13:47

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net, which was put into the sea and took in every sort of fish:

Matthew 20:1

For the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a house, who went out early in the morning to get workers into his vine-garden.

Matthew 24:42-51

Be watching, then! for you have no knowledge on what day your Lord will come.

Mark 2:19-20

And Jesus said to them, Will the friends of a newly-married man go without food while he is with them? as long as they have him with them they will not go without food.

Luke 5:34-35

And Jesus said, Are you able to make the friends of the newly-married man go without food when he is with them?

Luke 21:34-36

But give attention to yourselves, for fear that your hearts become over-full of the pleasures of food and wine, and the cares of this life, and that day may come on you suddenly, and take you as in a net:

Acts 20:8

And there were a number of lights in the room where we had come together.

1 Corinthians 11:2

Now I am pleased to see that you keep me in memory in all things, and that you give attention to the teaching which was handed down from me to you.

2 Corinthians 11:2

For I have a very great care for you: because you have been married by me to one husband, and it is my desire to give you completely holy to Christ.

Ephesians 5:25-33

Husbands, have love for your wives, even as Christ had love for the church, and gave himself for it;

Philippians 2:15-16

So that you may be holy and gentle, children of God without sin in a twisted and foolish generation, among whom you are seen as lights in the world,

2 Timothy 4:8

From now on, the crown of righteousness is made ready for me, which the Lord, the upright judge, Will give to me at that day: and not only to me, but to all those who have had love for his revelation.

Titus 2:13

Looking for the glad hope, the revelation of the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ;

2 Peter 1:13-15

And it seems right to me, as long as I am in this tent of flesh, to keep your minds awake by working on your memory;

2 Peter 3:12-13

Looking for and truly desiring the coming of the day of God, when the heavens will come to an end through fire, and the substance of the earth will be changed by the great heat?

Revelation 4:5

And out of the high seat came flames and voices and thunders. And seven lights of fire were burning before the high seat, which are the seven Spirits of God;

Revelation 14:4

These are they who have not made themselves unclean with women; for they are virgins. These are they who go after the Lamb wherever he goes. These were taken from among men to be the first fruits to God and to the Lamb.

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