Matthew 25:2
New International Version
Five of them were foolish and five were wise.

New Living Translation
Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.

English Standard Version
Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.

Berean Study Bible
Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.

Berean Literal Bible
And five of them were foolish, and five wise.

New American Standard Bible
"Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent.

King James Bible
And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

Christian Standard Bible
Five of them were foolish and five were wise.

Contemporary English Version
Five of them were foolish and five were wise.

Good News Translation
Five of them were foolish, and the other five were wise.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Five of them were foolish and five were sensible.

International Standard Version
Now five of them were foolish, and five were wise,

NET Bible
Five of the virgins were foolish, and five were wise.

New Heart English Bible
Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But five of them were wise and five were foolish.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.

New American Standard 1977
“And five of them were foolish, and five were prudent.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And five of them were prudent, and five were foolish.

King James 2000 Bible
And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

American King James Version
And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

American Standard Version
And five of them were foolish, and five were wise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And five of them were foolish, and five wise.

Darby Bible Translation
And five of them were prudent and five foolish.

English Revised Version
And five of them were foolish, and five were wise.

Webster's Bible Translation
And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

Weymouth New Testament
Five of them were foolish and five were wise.

World English Bible
Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.

Young's Literal Translation
and five of them were prudent, and five foolish;
Study Bible
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
1At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take along any extra oil.…
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
Behold, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves; therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.

Matthew 24:45
Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of his household, to give the others their food at the proper time?

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

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

Matthew 25:9
No,' said the wise ones, 'or there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.'

Treasury of Scripture

And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

Matthew 7:24-27
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: …

Matthew 13:19-23,38-43,47,48
When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side…

Matthew 22:10,11
So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests…







Lexicon
Five
πέντε (pente)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 4002: Five. A primary number; 'five'.

of
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

them
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Feminine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

were
ἦσαν (ēsan)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

foolish,
μωραὶ (mōrai)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3474: Probably from the base of musterion; dull or stupid, i.e. Heedless, blockhead, absurd.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

five [were]
πέντε (pente)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 4002: Five. A primary number; 'five'.

wise.
φρόνιμοι (phronimoi)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5429: Intelligent, prudent, sensible, wise. From phren; thoughtful, i.e. Sagacious or discreet; in a bad sense conceited.
(2) Five of them were wise.--The word is the same as in Matthew 24:45, where see Note.

Verse 2. - Five of them were wise (φρόνιμοι, Matthew 24:45), and five were foolish. The best uncials (א, B, C, D, L) invert the clauses, in agreement with the order in vers. 3, 4. So the Vulgate. In this case the idea would be that the foolish were a more prominent and noticeable class than the others. All the virgins were outwardly the same, were provided with the same lamps, prepared to perform the same office; the difference in their characters is proved by the result. Their folly is seen in the fact that at the time of action they were unable to do the part which a little care and forethought would have enabled them to perform successfully. 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.
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