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

  • 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.
  • Bruce
    disciple: The Holy Spirit will Teach us all things.1John 2:27. As We study His Word. When one is seating on Their Throne and blinded by pride,their Judgment gets Blurry, look at Hamam: Esther 7:10. With Christ on The Throne We can all Grow together.

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