When 1 the bridegroom was delayed a long time, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands by and listens for him, rejoices greatly 1 when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. This then is my joy, and it is complete. 2
“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
Even the light from a lamp will never shine in you again! The voices of the bridegroom and his bride will never be heard in you again. For your merchants were the tycoons of the world, because all the nations 1 were deceived by your magic spells! 2