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

  • A Christian
    Perhaps the wise virgins knew their spiritual condition needed work that could only be performed under the anaesthetic of darkness?
  • 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.

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