Matthew 25:7
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English Standard Version
Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps.

King James Bible
Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

American Standard Version
Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.

English Revised Version
Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

Weymouth New Testament
"Then all those bridesmaids roused themselves and trimmed their torches.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Then all those virgins arose (τότε ἠγέρθησαν πᾶσαι αι παρθένοι ἐκεῖναι)

The Greek order is expressive. Then arose all the virgins, those former ones. Those (ἐκεῖναι) a pronoun of remoter reference, and emphatic by its position at the end of the sentence.

Trimmed (ἐκόσμησαν)

From κοσμός, order, and meaning to put in order or arrange. Tynd., prepared Trench ("Parables") quotes from Ward ("View of the Hindoos"), describing a marriage ceremony in India: "After waiting two or three hours, at length near midnight it was announced, as in the very words of Scripture, ' Behold the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.' All the persons employed now lighted their lamps, and ran with them in their hands to fill up their stations in the procession. Some of them had lost their lights, and were unprepared, but it was then too late to seek them, and the cavalcade moved forward."

Their lamps (ἑαυτῶν)

Lit., "their own lamps ;" emphasizing the personal preparation in contrast with the foolish, who depended for supply on their fellows.

Matthew 25:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 12:35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;

2 Peter 3:14 Why, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

Revelation 2:4,5 Nevertheless I have somewhat against you, because you have left your first love...

Revelation 3:2,19,20 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found your works perfect before God...

Cross References
Matthew 25:1
"Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.

Matthew 25:6
But at midnight there was a cry, 'Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.'

Matthew 25:8
And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'

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