“While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.”
King James Version (KJV)
25:5 While the bridegroom delayed - That is, before they were called to attend him, they all slumbered and slept - Were easy and quiet, the wise enjoying a true, the foolish a false peace.
Mt 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried. This suggests that the heavenly Bridegroom will not return as soon as the church expects him. We have a hint of the same kind in Mt 24:48. They all slumbered and slept. Literally, "nodded and fell asleep". The thought is that the Bridegroom came at an unexpected moment.