Matthew 25:5

While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

While the bridegrome taried, they all slumbred and slept.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and {began} to sleep.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now while the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now the husband was a long time in coming, and they all went to sleep.
- Basic English Bible

Now the bridegroom tarrying, they all grew heavy and slept.
- Darby Bible

While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
- Webster's Bible

The bridegroom was a long time in coming, so that meanwhile they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
- Weymouth Bible

Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
- World English Bible

And whilis the hosebonde tariede, alle thei nappiden and slepten.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And the bridegroom tarrying, they all nodded and were sleeping,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 25:5


25:5 While the bridegroom delayed - That is, before they were called to attend him, they all slumbered and slept - Were easy and quiet, the wise enjoying a true, the foolish a false peace.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:5


Mt 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried. This suggests that the heavenly Bridegroom will not return as soon as the church expects him. We have a hint of the same kind in Mt 24:48. They all slumbered and slept. Literally, "nodded and fell asleep". The thought is that the Bridegroom came at an unexpected moment.

Discussion for Matthew 25:5

  • Faithfull for verse 5
    Matthew 25:5 Now the bridegroom (Lord) tarrying (took his time), they all (bridesmaids) grew heavy and slept (past time undetermined!).

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