“But at midnight,
There was a shout.
Here is the bridegroom!
Come out to meet him!’”
μέσης δὲ νυκτὸς κραυγὴ γέγονεν Ἰδοὺ ὁ νυμφίος, ἐξέρχεσθε εἰς ἀπάντησιν.
This parable story is unique to Matthew. Jesus continued with his parable about the 10 bridesmaids. He said that at midnight, the middle of the night (μέσης δὲ νυκτὸς), there was a shout (κραυγὴ γέγονεν). The bridegroom was coming (Ἰδοὺ ὁ νυμφίος), so that they were to go out to meet or receive him (ἐξέρχεσθε εἰς ἀπάντησιν). The bridegroom, probably the Son of Man or Jesus, was coming. They were all to go out to receive him.