Matthew 25:38

When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When saw wee thee a stranger, and tooke thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when did we see you wandering, and take you in? or without clothing, and give it to you?
- Basic English Bible

and when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in; or naked, and clothed thee?
- Darby Bible

When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
- Webster's Bible

When did we see Thee homeless, and give Thee a welcome? or ill-clad, and clothe Thee?
- Weymouth Bible

When did we see you as a stranger, and take you in; or naked, and clothe you?
- World English Bible

and whanne sayn we thee herborles, and we herboreden thee; or nakid, and we hiliden thee?
- Wycliffe Bible

and when did we see thee a stranger, and we received? or naked, and we put around?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Matthew 25

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The message that rings throughout this chapter is that we should be ever ready for we know not when the Lord shall come. Readiness means being in a state where we can qualify for the Lord's Kingdom. Readiness means being at the centre of God's Will all the time. We cannot achieve this state by our power or might but by the Grace of God. Salvation is through Grace.
  • Lillie
    I think we must always live our life preparing for the return of Jesus.
  • Irene123
    The 'oil' is the symbolic of the Holy Ghost: being prayed up in the spirit everyday - and that is not referring to Jesus' 'example' prayer in Matt. - "Our Father which art in Heaven ..... "; repeating this everyday as one's 'prayer life' is tatamount to saying the rosary. We are to 'converse' with Him Just as we'd talk to our earthly fathers about our needs and/or just how much we love Him.
  • Matt
    The wise virgins knew God's Word; the foolish did not. The oil is symbolic for The Word. Those who study The Father's Word know He (Christ the bridegroom) will return at the last (7th) trump, not the 6th. The antichrist, Satan himself, returns at the 6th claiming to be God. Watch therefore, and study His Word chapter by chapter and verse by verse.
  • Irene123
    To Bro. Henriques on ten virgins - Thank-you for your reply. Yes, I knew '10' referred to His chosen, only half being saved. It was just the #10 I was curious about.
  • Bro. Luke Henriques
    Dear Irene 123,

    The 10 in the above scripture is not referring to just ten individuals , but Ten is a whole number meaning the whole body of Christ . Sad to say though , not all of the whole body lives and walks in the Spirit of God as we are called to be , For the oil of the spirit of God should be overflowing in us all the while as a flowing Stream .

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