Matthew 25:8

And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the foolish said vnto the wise, Giue vs of your oyle, for our lampes are gone out.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The foolish said to the prudent, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lights are going out.
- Basic English Bible

And the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil, for our torches are going out.
- Darby Bible

And the foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil: for our lamps are gone out.
- Webster's Bible

`Give us some of your oil,' said the foolish ones to the wise, `for our torches are going out.'
- Weymouth Bible

The foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'
- World English Bible

And the foolis seiden to the wise, Yyue ye to vs of youre oile, for oure laumpis ben quenchid.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil, because our lamps are going out;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 25:8


25:8 Give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out - Our faith is dead. What a time to discover this! Whether it mean the time of death, or of judgment. Unto which of the saints wilt thou then turn? Who can help thee at such a season?


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:8


Mt 25:8 Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. The Revised Version says, more correctly, "Our lamps are going out". They had kept up a flickering light to this time. Their apparent piety, though it satisfied them before, was not sufficient now. Shams disappear in the presence of death or judgment.

Discussion for Matthew 25:8

  • Faithfull for verse 8
    Matthew 25:8 And the foolish (without the Holy Spirit)said to the prudent (wise), Give us of your oil(faith & understanding), for our torches (great faith) is going out(without hope).

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