Matthew 25:6

ESV But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’
NIV At midnight the cry rang out: 'Here's the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!'
NASB But at midnight there finally was a shout: ‘Behold, the groom! Come out to meet him.
CSB "In the middle of the night there was a shout: 'Here's the groom! Come out to meet him.'
NLT At midnight they were roused by the shout, ‘Look, the bridegroom is coming! Come out and meet him!’
KJV And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

What does Matthew 25:6 mean?

Jesus' story now reaches the crucial moment. Ten young, unmarried women have been waiting for the groom to arrive. They have gathered to meet him. He may have been coming to collect his bride and meet the wedding party before all of them walked back to his home for the wedding feast after dark. However, the groom has been delayed (Mathew 25:1–5).

Weddings in the ancient era did not necessarily run on a precise schedule. They were multi-day events. The groom, expected earlier in the evening, has finally arrived at midnight. The young women have fallen asleep and now hear the call to come out and meet the bridegroom. Of the ten women, five of them have not been wise: they did not bring extra oil for their lights, in case their wait was longer than expected. That lack of preparation is about to cost them their evening at the feast.
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