Matthew 25:6

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegrome commeth, goe ye out to meet him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But at midnight there was a shout, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet {him.}'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But in the middle of the night there is a cry, The husband comes! Go out to him.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

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

But at mydnyyt a cryy was maad, Lo! the spouse cometh, go ye oute to mete with him.
- Wycliffe Bible

and in the middle of the night a cry was made, Lo, the bridegroom doth come; go ye forth to meet him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 25:6


25:6 At midnight - In an hour quite unthought of.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:6


Mt 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made. Midnight is the hour of slumber and silence when an outcry is always startling and unexpected. The implication is that the cry of the coming of the Bridegroom, the trump of the archangel will be sudden and unexpected. Compare Mt 24:27 1Th 5:23.

Discussion for Matthew 25

  • Wayne
    Cosmos, we cannot be firm in the Lord with our might. He is strong we are weak. Talk to the Lord stating your problem. Tell Him you have to help me because I cannot do it. Tell Him, you have to do it. You have to make it work in me. He loves to cleanse in our inner man. He works in our spirits for our purification. Trust Him. He will do it! God Bless!
  • Irene123
    The 10 virgins ( I don't get the significance of the no.?) I went to M. Henry on this, but he was no help. To me the 'oil' is our praying EVERYDAY for the infilling of the Holy Ghost; to keep prayed up. The Spirit is the oil in our daily walk. I may be way off about this .................?
  • Lionell
    John 5:19 (KJV)

    19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

    John 5:30 (KJV)
    30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of t
  • E Riley
    REPLY TO: Cosmos Ekyinaba

    My sister you cannot do it alone/ is spiritual battle (KJV Eph. 6:11-17). Apostle Paul struggled with flesh (Romans 7:14-25) he said the good I want I do not do. He reassures (1.Cor:10:13) God will not allow more than you can bear. You must choose in the MOMENT of temptation for God to help (Matt. 10:19).


  • Ben
    You left out the word "over" - make thee ruler over many things
  • Paul
    In today's time, I believe many have lost site of this one verse. Many people don't focus or can't focus on the end because they are so occupied with the current and the right now. This simple and yet powerful verse should always stay on the mind of the believers. The part that really gets me is when HE says you have been faithful ovr a "few" things. The question that comes to my mind is, Lord what are those few things that I may continue to abide in doing? Is it merely just doing what it takes to remain in your perfect will? Or is it just living holy and living completly by his words? I just wasnt to hear him say well done.

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