Matthew 25:6
Parallel Verses
New International Version
"At midnight the cry rang out: 'Here's the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!'

New Living Translation
"At midnight they were roused by the shout, 'Look, the bridegroom is coming! Come out and meet him!'

English Standard Version
But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’

Berean Study Bible
At midnight the cry went out: 'Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!'

Berean Literal Bible
And at the middle of the night, there was a cry: 'Behold, the bridegroom! Go forth to meet him!'

New American Standard Bible
"But at midnight there was a shout, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.'

King James Bible
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"In the middle of the night there was a shout: Here's the groom! Come out to meet him.'

International Standard Version
But at midnight there came a shout: 'The groom is here! Come out to meet him!'

NET Bible
But at midnight there was a shout, 'Look, the bridegroom is here! Come out to meet him.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And in the middle of the night there was an outcry, “Behold, The groom has come, go out to meet him.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"At midnight someone shouted, 'The groom is here! Come to meet him!'

New American Standard 1977
“But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go ye out to meet him.

King James 2000 Bible
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go out to meet him.

American King James Version
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him.

American Standard Version
But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And at midnight there was a cry made: Behold the bridegroom cometh, go ye forth to meet him.

Darby Bible Translation
But in [the] middle of [the] night there was a cry, Behold, the bridegroom; go forth to meet him.

English Revised Version
But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

Weymouth New Testament
But at midnight there is a loud cry, "'The bridegroom! Go out and meet him!'

World English Bible
But at midnight there was a cry, 'Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!'

Young's Literal Translation
and in the middle of the night a cry was made, Lo, the bridegroom doth come; go ye forth to meet him.
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
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!’ 7Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.…
Cross References
Matthew 25:5
When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

Matthew 25:7
Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.
Treasury of Scripture

And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him.

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Matthew 24:44 Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not …

Mark 13:33-37 Take you heed, watch and pray: for you know not when the time is…

Luke 12:20,38-40,46 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required …

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 But of the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that …

Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps …

a cry.

Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and …

John 5:28,29 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that …

1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with …

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the …

Behold.

Matthew 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels …

Psalm 50:3-6 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour …

Psalm 96:13 Before the LORD: for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth: he …

Psalm 98:9 Before the LORD; for he comes to judge the earth: with righteousness …

2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall …

Jude 1:14,15 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, …

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Matthew 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins, which …

Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, See, this is our God; we have waited …

Amos 4:12 Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel: and because I will do …

Malachi 3:1,2 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before …

Revelation 19:7-9 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage …

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