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 25:4

  • Arthur H for verse 4
    The oil of Matt. 25 is none other than Jesus Christ himself! He is the oil He is the Word of God. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. John More specifically, Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105 If the Word is our lamp, the oil is found therein-the words of the gospel!
  • It is a wake up call for the church. They must stay still and keep the anointing with the holy spirit just as the 5 wise in order to overcome in the great tribulation because Jesus is already on His way. He will arrive as a Theft.
  • Faithfull for verse 4
    Matthew 25:4 but the wise (them who study Gods Word) took oil (The Holy Spirit) in their vessels (Body's) with their lamps (Souls).
  • Bro Earl for verse 4
    It is not what I think. It is what the Holy Spirit reveals. There will be a cry (and is now in process), Church wake up. The 10 Virgins are the Church; (the saved) the 5 wise (Jesus is Savior & Lord), the 5 headless (Jesus is savior). The 5 wise have other vessels (souls won by the anointing only) full of oil (The anointing). The 5 foolish used the oil up on self (ran out). The trump sounds; 5 enter into Heaven (Kingdom) and 5 go through the great tribulation and must look for Jesus with Israel, the nation.
  • Crystal for verse 4
    I think we must all way have oil so that our ligth can shine and we must be ready when God is coming back. God bless

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