Matthew 25:6

And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegrome commeth, goe ye out to meet him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But at midnight there was a shout, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet {him.}'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But in the middle of the night there is a cry, The husband comes! Go out to him.
- Basic English Bible

But in [the] middle of [the] night there was a cry, Behold, the bridegroom; go forth to meet him.
- Darby Bible

And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
- Webster's Bible

But at midnight there is a loud cry, "`The bridegroom! Go out and meet him!'
- Weymouth Bible

But at midnight there was a cry, 'Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!'
- World English Bible

But at mydnyyt a cryy was maad, Lo! the spouse cometh, go ye oute to mete with him.
- Wycliffe Bible

and in the middle of the night a cry was made, Lo, the bridegroom doth come; go ye forth to meet him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 25:6


25:6 At midnight - In an hour quite unthought of.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:6


Mt 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made. Midnight is the hour of slumber and silence when an outcry is always startling and unexpected. The implication is that the cry of the coming of the Bridegroom, the trump of the archangel will be sudden and unexpected. Compare Mt 24:27 1Th 5:23.

Discussion for Matthew 25

  • Bill G
    Believers will give an account of their stewardship on earth when at the judgement seat of Christ. James Hollandsworth has a very helpful message on this passage entitled, " Parables of Talents and Pounds " in his series Rightly Dividing the Parables.
  • Lilian
    Well done good and faithful servant thou has been faithful over a few things I will make thee a ruler of many things enter into the Joy of the Lord Amen hallelujah Praise you Jesus and thanks for your blood
  • Wesley Archuleta
    God gave you the gift of life, What you do with it is your gift to him,So be sure to give him a gift that is worth receiving.
  • 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.

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