New American Standard Bible
"For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them,
King James Bible
They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
Darby Bible Translation
They that were foolish took their torches and did not take oil with them;
World English Bible
Those who were foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them,
Young's Literal Translation
they who were foolish having taken their lamps, did not take with themselves oil;
Matthew 25:3 Parallel
Library'They that were Ready'
'They that were ready went in with him to the marriage.' --MATT. xxv. 10. It is interesting to notice the variety of aspects in which, in this long discourse, Jesus sets forth His Second Coming. It is like the flood that swept away a world. It is like a thief stealing through the dark, and breaking up a house. It is like a master reckoning with his servants. These three metaphors suggest solemn, one might almost say alarming, images. But then this parable comes in and tells how that coming is like …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Traders for the Master
Parable of the Talents (Matt. , xxv. , 14-30) Compared with that of the Pounds (Luke, xix. , 12).
The Ten virgins.
"Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
"Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent.
but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.
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