Matthew 25:2

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 25:2

And fiue of them were wise, and fiue were foolish.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

Five of them were foolish and five were wise.
- Weymouth Bible

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

and fyue of hem weren foolis, and fyue prudent.
- Wycliffe Bible

and five of them were prudent, and five foolish;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 25:2

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 25:2


25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven - That is, the candidates for it, be like ten virgins - The bridemaids on the wedding night were wont to go to the house where the bride was, with burning lamps or torches in their hands, to wait for the bride groom's coming. When he drew near, they went to meet him with their lamps, and to conduct him to the bride.

25:3 The foolish took no oil with them - No more than kept them burning just for the present. None to supply their future want, to recruit their lamp's decay. The lamp is faith. A lamp and oil with it, is faith working by love.

25:4 The wise took oil in their vessels - Love in their hearts. And they daily sought a fresh supply of spiritual strength, till their faith was made perfect.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:2


Mt 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five [were] foolish. The quality that made the difference between them was prudent forethought on the part of the wise. Compare Mt 7:21-27.

Discussion for Matthew 25:2



 

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