Matthew 25:4
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New International Version
The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps.

New Living Translation
but the other five were wise enough to take along extra oil.

English Standard Version
but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.

Berean Study Bible
But the wise ones took oil in flasks along with their lamps.

Berean Literal Bible
but the wise took oil in vessels with their lamps.

New American Standard Bible
but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.

King James Bible
But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the sensible ones took oil in their flasks with their lamps.

International Standard Version
But the wise ones took flasks of oil with their lamps.

NET Bible
But the wise ones took flasks of olive oil with their lamps.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But those wise ones took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The wise bridesmaids, however, took along extra oil for their lamps.

New American Standard 1977
but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but the prudent took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

King James 2000 Bible
But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

American King James Version
But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

American Standard Version
but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the wise took oil in their vessels with the lamps.

Darby Bible Translation
but the prudent took oil in their vessels with their torches.

English Revised Version
but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

Weymouth New Testament
but the wise, besides their torches, took oil in their flasks.

World English Bible
but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

Young's Literal Translation
and the prudent took oil in their vessels, with their lamps.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
25:1-13 The circumstances of the parable of the ten virgins were taken from the marriage customs among the Jews, and explain the great day of Christ's coming. See the nature of Christianity. As Christians we profess to attend upon Christ, to honour him, also to be waiting for his coming. Sincere Christians are the wise virgins, and hypocrites the foolish ones. Those are the truly wise or foolish that are so in the affairs of their souls. Many have a lamp of profession in their hands, but have not, in their hearts, sound knowledge and settled resolution, which are needed to carry them through the services and trials of the present state. Their hearts are not stored with holy dispositions, by the new-creating Spirit of God. Our light must shine before men in good works; but this is not likely to be long done, unless there is a fixed, active principle in the heart, of faith in Christ, and love to God and our brethren. They all slumbered and slept. The delay represents the space between the real or apparent conversion of these professors, and the coming of Christ, to take them away by death, or to judge the world. But though Christ tarry past our time, he will not tarry past the due time. The wise virgins kept their lamps burning, but they did not keep themselves awake. Too many real Christians grow remiss, and one degree of carelessness makes way for another. Those that allow themselves to slumber, will scarcely keep from sleeping; therefore dread the beginning of spiritual decays. A startling summons was given. Go ye forth to meet Him, is a call to those prepared. The notice of Christ's approach, and the call to meet him, will awaken. Even those best prepared for death have work to do to get actually ready, 2Pe 3:14. It will be a day of search and inquiry; and it concerns us to think how we shall then be found. Some wanted oil to supply their lamps when going out. Those that take up short of true grace, will certainly find the want of it one time or other. An outward profession may light a man along this world, but the damps of the valley of the shadow of death will put out such a light. Those who care not to live the life, yet would die the death of the righteous. But those that would be saved, must have grace of their own; and those that have most grace, have none to spare. The best need more from Christ. And while the poor alarmed soul addresses itself, upon a sick-bed, to repentance and prayer, in awful confusion, death comes, judgment comes, the work is undone, and the poor sinner is undone for ever. This comes of having oil to buy when we should burn it, grace to get when we should use it. Those, and those only, shall go to heaven hereafter, that are made ready for heaven here. The suddenness of death and of Christ's coming to us then, will not hinder our happiness, if we have been prepared. The door was shut. Many will seek admission into heaven when it is too late. The vain confidence of hypocrites will carry them far in expectations of happiness. The unexpected summons of death may alarm the Christian; but, proceeding without delay to trim his lamp, his graces often shine more bright; while the mere professor's conduct shows that his lamp is going out. Watch therefore, attend to the business of your souls. Be in the fear of the Lord all the day long.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
3The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take along any extra oil. 4But the wise ones took oil in flasks along with their lamps. 5When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:24
Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Matthew 10:16
Look, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves; therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.

Matthew 25:2
Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.

Matthew 25:3
The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take along any extra oil.

Matthew 25:5
When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
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2 Corinthians 1:22 Who has also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

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Jude 1:19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

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