Matthew 25:9

But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the wise answered, saying, Not so, lest there be not ynough for vs and you, but goe ye rather to them that sell, and buy for your selues.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But the prudent answered, 'No, there will not be enough for us and you {too;} go instead to the dealers and buy {some} for yourselves.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the wise answered, saying, Peradventure there will not be enough for us and you: go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the wise made answer, saying, There may not be enough for us and you; it would be better for you to go to the traders and get oil for yourselves.
- Basic English Bible

But the prudent answered saying, [We cannot,] lest it might not suffice for us and for you. Go rather to those that sell, and buy for yourselves.
- Darby Bible

But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
- Webster's Bible

`But perhaps,' replied the wise, `there will not be enough for all of us. Go to the shops rather, and buy some for yourselves.'
- Weymouth Bible

But the wise answered, saying, 'What if there isn't enough for us and you? You go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.'
- World English Bible

The prudent answeriden, and seiden, Lest perauenture it suffice not to vs and to you, go ye rather to men that sellen, and bie to you.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the prudent answered, saying -- Lest there may not be sufficient for us and you, go ye rather unto those selling, and buy for yourselves.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 25:9


25:9 But the wise answered, Lest there be not enough for us and you! - Beginning the sentence with a beautiful abruptness; such as showed their surprise at the state of those poor wretches, who had so long received them, as well as their own souls. Lest there be not enough - It is sure there is not; for no man has more than holiness enough for himself. Go ye rather to them that sell - Without money and without price: that is, to God, to Christ. And buy - If ye can. O no! The time is past and returns no more!


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:9


Mt 25:9 Lest there be not enough for us and you. The wise virgins had sufficient for themselves, but none to spare, hence could be of no help. No one has a fund of surplus piety that he can turn over to someone else. Go ye, . . . and buy for yourselves. The advice is the best possible. Every one had to procure for himself the needful grace and piety.

Discussion for Matthew 25:9

  • Faithfull for verse 9
    Matthew 25:9 But the wise (them who understand Gods Word and do it) answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you (their is no such thing as a half full lamp of the Holy Spirit for it is ether empting or it is filling: but go ye rather to them that sell (the market place), and buy for yourselves.

    If anyone take the mark of another in order to buy for themselves they then belong already to the other and are no longer a virgin fit for marriage.

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