New International Version
The wise ones, however, took oil in jars 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Took oil in their vessels - They not only had a sufficiency of oil in their lamps, but they carried a vessel with oil to recruit their lamps, when it should be found expedient. This the foolish or improvident neglected to do: hence, when the oil that was in their lamps burned out, they had none to pour into the lamp to maintain the flame.
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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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"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
"I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.
Five of them were foolish and five were wise.
The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them.
The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
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