Matthew 25:10

And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And while they went to buy, the bridegrome came, and they that were ready, went in with him to the marriage, and the doore was shut.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And while they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and the door was shut.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And while they went to get oil, the master came; and those who were ready went in with him to the feast: and the door was shut.
- Basic English Bible

But as they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and the [ones that were] ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut.
- Darby Bible

And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready, went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut.
- Webster's Bible

So they went to buy. But meanwhile the bridegroom came; those bridesmaids who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet; and the door was shut.
- Weymouth Bible

While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut.
- World English Bible

And while thei wenten for to bie, the spouse cam; and tho that weren redi, entreden with him to the weddyngis; and the yate was schit.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And while they are going away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those ready went in with him to the marriage-feasts, and the door was shut;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:10


Mt 25:10 And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came. They were now seeking to obtain the oil in the only legitimate way, and all would have been well if they had attended to it at the proper time, but it was now too late. There is no encouragement to death-bed repentance. The door was shut. The door of the marriage feast chamber. The door of the kingdom stands open now, in life, to every mortal, but it will not always be so. The day of opportunity for everything passes.

Discussion for Matthew 25:10

  • Michael S. for verse 10
    it is very important to point out that the best translations render the word "marriage " while other so called translations transliteration render the word marriage feast. which translation is correct? for now I 'll trust the KJV which renders "Marriage ".
  • Nkosinathi Ngulube for verse 10
    Nota bena The marriage feast is for the raptured ones, the good servants who persevere.Not all who call unto God are allowed in , however all are invited.
  • Faithfull for verse 10
    Matthew 25:10 And while they went to buy (use the mark to acquire worldly oil), the bridegroom (Lord) came (returned); and they that were ready (Studied the Word of God received the Holy Spirit that continually fills their lamps) went in with him (The Lord)to the marriage: and the door was shut.
  • Ronald N potter for verse 10
    I believe the door that is shut represents the moment spoken of in 1Cor.15:52. In that moment one must have already accepted Jesus Christ if they have not the door will be shut to them. The wise virgins were the wise mentioned in Matt. 24:45 who were ready for that sudden moment.
  • Mary Bates for verse 10
    God gives us many chances in life, so we need to stay with Jesus at all times and be ready. Never let a crack come in between you and God because Satan is standing by to steal, kill and destroy.

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