Matthew 25:3

They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 25:3

They that were foolish tooke their lampes, and tooke no oyle with them:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the foolish, when they took their lights, took no oil with them.
- Basic English Bible

They that were foolish took their torches and did not take oil with them;
- Darby Bible

They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
- Webster's Bible

For the foolish, when they took their torches, did not provide themselves with oil;
- Weymouth Bible

Those who were foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them,
- World English Bible

But the fyue foolis token her laumpis, and token not oile with hem;
- Wycliffe Bible

they who were foolish having taken their lamps, did not take with themselves oil;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 25:3

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 25:3


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.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:3


Mt 25:3 They that [were] foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them. The Jewish lamp was a shallow vessel filled with oil, on which the wick floated. These virgins had oil in their lamps when they started, but had no oil to replenish them. They started out, apparently, all right, but did not hold out.

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