Ten virgins … went out to meet the bridegroom. These virgins do not represent the Church. The Church is thebride (John 3:29; Eph. 5:32; Rev. 19:7-8; 21:2, 9). These are believing Jews at the Second Coming of Christ. The term virgin was used in the Old Testament for all of Israel (Jer. 14:17; 31:4).