Matthew 25:5
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New International Version
The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

New Living Translation
When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

English Standard Version
As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept.

Berean Study Bible
When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

Berean Literal Bible
And the bridegroom tarrying, they all became drowsy and were sleeping.

New American Standard Bible
"Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep.

King James Bible
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Since the groom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

International Standard Version
Since the groom was late, all of them became sleepy and lay down.

NET Bible
When the bridegroom was delayed a long time, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

New Heart English Bible
Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when the groom delayed, all of them grew tired and slept.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Since the groom was late, all the bridesmaids became drowsy and fell asleep.

New American Standard 1977
“Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep.

Jubilee Bible 2000
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

King James 2000 Bible
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

American King James Version
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

American Standard Version
Now while the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the bridegroom tarrying, they all slumbered and slept.

Darby Bible Translation
Now the bridegroom tarrying, they all grew heavy and slept.

English Revised Version
Now while the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

Webster's Bible Translation
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

Weymouth New Testament
The bridegroom was a long time in coming, so that meanwhile they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

World English Bible
Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept.

Young's Literal Translation
'And the bridegroom tarrying, they all nodded and were sleeping,
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
4But the wise ones took oil in flasks along with their lamps. 5When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. 6At midnight the cry went out: ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’…
Cross References
Matthew 24:48
But suppose that servant is wicked and says in his heart, 'My master will be away a long time.'

Matthew 25:4
But the wise ones took oil in flasks along with their lamps.

Matthew 25:6
At midnight the cry went out: 'Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!'

Luke 1:21
Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he took so long in the temple.
Treasury of Scripture

While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

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Matthew 25:19 After a long time the lord of those servants comes, and reckons with them.

Matthew 24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming;

Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall …

Luke 12:45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delays his coming; …

Luke 20:9 Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man …

Hebrews 10:36,37 For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will …

2 Peter 3:4-9 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers …

Revelation 2:25 But that which you have already hold fast till I come.

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Matthew 26:40,43 And he comes to the disciples, and finds them asleep, and said to …

Songs 3:1 By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loves: I sought him, …

Songs 5:2 I sleep, but my heart wakes: it is the voice of my beloved that knocks, …

Jonah 1:5,6 Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man to his god, and …

Mark 14:37,38 And he comes, and finds them sleeping, and said to Peter, Simon, …

Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the …

Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out …

Ephesians 5:14 Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ …

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober…

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring …

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