Matthew 25:4

But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the wise tooke oyle in their vessels with their lampes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lights.
- Basic English Bible

but the prudent took oil in their vessels with their torches.
- Darby Bible

But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
- Webster's Bible

but the wise, besides their torches, took oil in their flasks.
- Weymouth Bible

but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
- World English Bible

but the prudent token oile in her vessels with the laumpis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the prudent took oil in their vessels, with their lamps.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 25:4


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 25:4


Mt 25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels. In this their wisdom was displayed. They not only "let their light shine" (Mt 5:16), but at the same time kept the grace renewed that was essential to the continuance of their light.

Discussion for Matthew 25

  • Anne
    We should share our gifts and talents with others 1 Peter 4:10 tells us "As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another; as good stewards of the manifold grace of God".
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    We are taking about taking oil, that oil is the words of the King Jame bible in order to keep our light shining in Christ Jesus the Son of God. I see many foolish Christians of the hour looking for water and no oil to extinguish the lamp of the words of the Gospel of Christ.

    Ephesians 5:[8] For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
  • A disciple
    "And five of them were wise, and five foolish." The *wise (having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right, and conducting oneself thereby) are those Blessed, which when the Lord comes shall find so doing; and the *foolish (moron; a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment) who neglected the truth and had no *enthusiasm (possession by God within).
  • C
    Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this , To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:27
  • Insight777
    What men say is Holy on earth is open to their religious interpretation. Some religions say something is Holy when others say it is not. Fact or fiction, that "holiness" does exist, lie or truth, all deal with people that do not agree. Physical response to what is spiritual belief is what Jesus taught against. Jesus wants people to believe truth but to not kill people that do not understand truth.
  • Bruce
    disciple: The Holy Spirit will Teach us all things.1John 2:27. As We study His Word. When one is seating on Their Throne and blinded by pride,their Judgment gets Blurry, look at Hamam: Esther 7:10. With Christ on The Throne We can all Grow together.

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