Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 shall be likened to 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.

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then shall the kingdom of the heavens be likened unto 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 10 virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were sensible.


Cross References

Matthew 13:24

He presented another parable to them: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.

Matthew 22:2

“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.

Revelation 19:7

Let us be glad, rejoice, and give Him glory,
because the marriage of the Lamb has come,
and His wife has prepared herself.

Revelation 21:2

I also saw the Holy City, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband.

Matthew 9:15

Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests be sad while the groom is with them? The time will come when the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.

Luke 12:35-36

“Be ready for service and have your lamps lit.

John 3:29

He who has the bride is the groom. But the groom’s friend, who stands by and listens for him, rejoices greatly at the groom’s voice. So this joy of mine is complete.

Revelation 21:9

Then one of the seven angels, who had held the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues, came and spoke with me: “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”

Psalm 45:9-11

Kings’ daughters are among your honored women;
the queen, adorned with gold from Ophir,
stands at your right hand.

Psalm 45:14

In colorful garments she is led to the king;
after her, the virgins, her companions, are brought to you.

Song of Songs 1:3

The fragrance of your perfume is intoxicating;
your name is perfume poured out.
No wonder young women adore you.

Song of Songs 5:8

Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you:
if you find my love,
tell him that I am lovesick.

Song of Songs 5:16-1

His mouth is sweetness.
He is absolutely desirable.
This is my love, and this is my friend,
young women of Jerusalem.

Song of Songs 6:8-9

There are 60 queens
and 80 concubines
and young women without number.

Isaiah 54:5

Indeed, your husband is your Maker
His name is Yahweh of Hosts—
and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;
He is called the God of all the earth.

Isaiah 62:4-5

You will no longer be called Deserted,
and your land will not be called Desolate;
instead, you will be called My Delight is in Her,
and your land Married;
for the Lord delights in you,
and your land will be married.

Daniel 2:44

“In the days of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, and this kingdom will not be left to another people. It will crush all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, but will itself endure forever.

Matthew 3:2

and saying, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!”

Matthew 5:16

In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

Matthew 13:31

He presented another parable to them: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field.

Matthew 13:38

the field is the world; and the good seed—these are the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one,

Matthew 13:44-45

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure, buried in a field, that a man found and reburied. Then in his joy he goes and sells everything he has and buys that field.

Matthew 13:47

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a large net thrown into the sea. It collected every kind of fish,

Matthew 20:1

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.

Matthew 24:42-51

Therefore be alert, since you don’t know what day your Lord is coming.

Mark 2:19-20

Jesus said to them, “The wedding guests cannot fast while the groom is with them, can they? As long as they have the groom with them, they cannot fast.

Luke 5:34-35

Jesus said to them, “You can’t make the wedding guests fast while the groom is with them, can you?

Luke 21:34-36

“Be on your guard, so that your minds are not dulled from carousing, drunkenness, and worries of life, or that day will come on you unexpectedly

Acts 20:8

There were many lamps in the room upstairs where we were assembled,

1 Corinthians 11:2

Now I praise you because you always remember me and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you.

2 Corinthians 11:2

For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy, because I have promised you in marriage to one husband—to present a pure virgin to Christ.

Ephesians 5:25-33

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her

Philippians 2:15-16

so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world.

2 Timothy 4:8

There is reserved for me in the future the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me, but to all those who have loved His appearing.

Titus 2:13

while we wait for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:13-15

I consider it right, as long as I am in this bodily tent, to wake you up with a reminder,

2 Peter 3:12-13

as you wait for and earnestly desire the coming of the day of God. The heavens will be on fire and be dissolved because of it, and the elements will melt with the heat.

Revelation 4:5

Flashes of lightning and rumblings of thunder came from the throne. Seven fiery torches were burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God.

Revelation 14:4

These are the ones not defiled with women, for they have kept their virginity. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They were redeemed from the human race as the firstfruits for God and the Lamb.

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