Matthew 25:5

“While the bridegrome taried, they all slumbred and slept.”

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Other Translations

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

"Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and {began} to sleep.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now while the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now the husband was a long time in coming, and they all went to sleep.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

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

And whilis the hosebonde tariede, alle thei nappiden and slepten.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And the bridegroom tarrying, they all nodded and were sleeping,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 25:5

25:5 While the bridegroom delayed - That is, before they were called to attend him, they all slumbered and slept - Were easy and quiet, the wise enjoying a true, the foolish a false peace.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:5

Mt 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried. This suggests that the heavenly Bridegroom will not return as soon as the church expects him. We have a hint of the same kind in Mt 24:48. They all slumbered and slept. Literally, "nodded and fell asleep". The thought is that the Bridegroom came at an unexpected moment.

Discussion for Matthew 25

  • James C Hunt
    When the Bible talks about the dead in Christ will rise first what's being said is that those people who have crucified the flesh. In short they have made themselves dead to the world and alive to Christ. The virgins who didn"t put oil in their lamps - this is a direct reference to the light of God"s word which comes via the Holy Spirit. The 5 virgins had no light so they walked in darkness.
    The wicked lie saying, No where does it say who the two witnesses are. But I believe they could be any 2 of these 3. But it could be you and me or any two saints. I ask God lots of time for Him to let me be one of them. It would be an honor to die again for Christ. YE NEITHER WITNESS NOR HONOUR ME. It is written, I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me bear witness of me.
  • Teri
    ch.25: mainly be diligent and responsible with what you have been given-God is coming with rewards in His hand. We may be surprised by the things he has kept in our account when we get to heaven, but we know the Father desires to give us the kingdom. I don't want to be a goat!
  • Obbie Beal
    verse 31-33, on that great-day, the process of separating the 'saved' from the' unsaved' will be so simple.
  • Obbie Beal
    Verse 1-13, only 50 percent entered into the marriage, 50 percent did not make it in. 14-30 someone wasted her his talent Life Free or slave, Life from Jehovah GOD is the talent foundation, what we do with our Life is a personal-chore never-the-less I shall give an account to GOD that day. And I will not be able to blame nobody for what I did or did not do with my talent life.
  • Obbie Beal
    34 - 46 Jesus explain my 'personal' responsibility! i can not blame my failure on no body but myself!

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