A Mulher Sábia
1 'Then shall the reign of the heavens be likened to ten virgins, who, having taken their lamps, went forth to meet the bridegroom;
2 and five of them were prudent, and five foolish;
3 they who were foolish having taken their lamps, did not take with themselves oil;
4 and the prudent took oil in their vessels, with their lamps.
5 'And the bridegroom tarrying, they all nodded and were sleeping,
6 and in the middle of the night a cry was made, Lo, the bridegroom does come; go you forth to meet him.
7 'Then rose all those virgins, and trimmed their lamps,
8 and the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil, because our lamps are going out;
9 and the prudent answered, saying -- Lest there may not be sufficient for us and you, go you rather unto those selling, and buy for yourselves.
10 'And while they are going away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those ready went in with him to the marriage-feasts, and the door was shut;
11 and afterwards come also do the rest of the virgins, saying, Sir, sir, open to us;
12 and he answering said, Verily I say to you, I have not known you.
13 'Watch therefore, for you have not known the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man does come.
Women -- in like manner grave, not false accusers, vigilant, faithful in all things.
and if any of you do lack wisdom, let him ask from God, who is giving to all liberally, and not reproaching, and it shall be given to him;
3 aged women, in like manner, in deportment as does become sacred persons, not false accusers, to much wine not enslaved, of good things teachers,
4 that they may make the young women sober-minded, to be lovers of their husbands, lovers of their children,
5 sober, pure, keepers of their own houses , good, subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be evil spoken of.