Matthew 25:3

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

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.

Discussion for Matthew 25:3

  • the ten virgins five were ready with the lamps word and oil to represent the holy spirit five foolish ones brought the word but did not keep the fire burning meaning the holy spirit they were more hearers but not doers.
  • Faithfull for verse 3
    Matthew 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

    They are them that believe in Jesus and have mot followed other gods

    The foolish took their lamps (souls), and took no oil (Holy Sprit) with them.

    Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

    Mark 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:

    Mark 1:8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

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