A Mulher Sábia
1 "Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, who having taken their lamps, went out to meet the bridegroom.
2 Now five of them were wise, and five [were] foolish.
3 Those who [were] foolish, having taken their lamps, did not take oil with them,
4 but the wise took oil in their vessels along with their lamps.
5 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept.
6 And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!'
7 "Then all those virgins arose, and they trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us [some] of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'
9 "But the wise answered, saying, 'No, lest there should not be enough for you and us; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.'
10 "But as they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
11 Afterward the remaining virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!'
12 "But he answered and said, 'Assuredly I say to you, I do not know you.'
13 "Watch therefore, for you do not know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
Likewise their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it shall be given to him.
3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teaching what is good,
4 so that they may urge the young women to be lovers of their husbands, lovers of their children,
5 temperate, pure, homemakers, good, submitting to their own husbands, lest the word of God be blasphemed.