New International Version
The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any 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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Five of them were wise - Or, provident, φρονιμοι - they took care to make a proper provision beforehand, and left nothing to be done in the last moment.
Five were foolish - Μωροι, which might be translated careless, is generally rendered foolish; but this does not agree so well with φρονιμοι, provident, or prudent, in the first clause, which is the proper meaning of the word. Μωρος in the Etymologicon, is thus defined, μη ὁρᾶ το δεον, he who sees not what is proper or necessary. These did not see that it was necessary to have oil in their vessels, (the salvation of God in their souls), as well as a burning lamp of religious profession, Matthew 25:3, Matthew 25:4.
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Preached at Southsea for the Mission of the Good Shepherd. October 1871. St Matt. xxv. 34-37. "Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous …
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Conclusion of Our Lord's Discourse. Parables of virgins and Talents. The Final Judgment.
"At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
Five of them were foolish and five were wise.
The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps.
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