“At that time the Kingdom of heaven will be like this.
Once there were ten girls who took their oil lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and the other five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any extra oil with them, while the wise ones took containers full of oil for their lamps.
The bridegroom was late in coming, so the girls began to nod and fall asleep.
“It was already midnight when the cry rang out, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come and meet him!’ The ten girls woke up and trimmed their lamps. Then the foolish ones said to the wise ones, ‘Let us have some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’ ‘No, indeed, ‘ the wise ones answered, ‘there is not enough for you and for us. Go to the store and buy some for yourselves.’
So the foolish girls went off to buy some oil; and while they were gone, the bridegroom arrived. The five girls who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was closed. “Later the other girls arrived. ‘Sir, sir! Let us in!’ they cry out. ‘Certainly not! I don’t know you,’ the bridegroom answered.”
And Jesus concluded, “Watch out, then, because you do not know they day or the hour.