New American Standard Bible
but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.
King James Bible
But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
Darby Bible Translation
but the prudent took oil in their vessels with their torches.
World English Bible
but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
Young's Literal Translation
and the prudent took oil in their vessels, with their lamps.
Matthew 25:4 Parallel
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'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.
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.
"Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent.
"For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them,
"Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep.
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