New American Standard Bible
"The foolish said to the prudent, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'
King James Bible
And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
Darby Bible Translation
And the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil, for our torches are going out.
World English Bible
The foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'
Young's Literal Translation
and the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil, because our lamps are going out;
Matthew 25:8 Parallel
Library'They that were Ready'
'They that were ready went in with him to the marriage.' --MATT. xxv. 10. It is interesting to notice the variety of aspects in which, in this long discourse, Jesus sets forth His Second Coming. It is like the flood that swept away a world. It is like a thief stealing through the dark, and breaking up a house. It is like a master reckoning with his servants. These three metaphors suggest solemn, one might almost say alarming, images. But then this parable comes in and tells how that coming is like …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Traders for the Master
Parable of the Talents (Matt. , xxv. , 14-30) Compared with that of the Pounds (Luke, xix. , 12).
The Ten virgins.
No man can by any means redeem his brother Or give to God a ransom for him--
"Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
"Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps.
"But the prudent answered, 'No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.'
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