Matthew 25:4
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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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Clarke'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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Psalm 45:7 You love righteousness, and hate wickedness: therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.

Zechariah 4:2,3 And said to me, What see you? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl on the top of it...

John 1:15,16 John bore witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spoke, He that comes after me is preferred before me...

John 3:34 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for God gives not the Spirit by measure to him.

Romans 8:9 But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you...

2 Corinthians 1:22 Who has also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

Galatians 5:22,23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith...

1 John 2:20,27 But you have an unction from the Holy One, and you know all things...

Jude 1:19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

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The Surprise of the Righteous
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
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

Dying Lamps
'Our lamps are gone out.'--MATT. xxv. 8. This is one of the many cases in which the Revised Version, by accuracy of rendering the tense of a verb, gives a much more striking as well as correct reproduction of the original than the Authorised Version does. The former reads 'going out,' instead of 'gone out,' a rendering which the Old Version has, unfortunately, relegated to the margin. It is clearly to be preferred, not only because it more correctly represents the Greek, but because it sets before
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Day of Judgment. Extracted from a Sermon by Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, and Martyr, 1555. (1)
LUKE XXI.(2) As we die so we shall rise again. If we die in the state of damnation, we shall rise in that same state. Again, if we die in the state of salvation, we shall rise again in that state, and come to everlasting felicity, both of soul and body. For if we die now in the state of salvation, then at the last general day of judgment we shall hear this joyful sentence, proceeding out of the mouth of our Saviour Christ, when he will say, "Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess that kingdom which
John Knox—The Pulpit Of The Reformation, Nos. 1, 2 and 3.

Conclusion of Our Lord's Discourse. Parables of virgins and Talents. The Final Judgment.
(Mount of Olives. Tuesday, April 4, a.d. 30.) ^A Matt. XXV. 1-46. ^a 1 Then [i. e., at the time of the Lord's coming. Jesus is still emphasizing the lesson of watchfulness, and proceeds to enforce it by two parables] shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten [probably the usual number on such occasions] virgins, who took their lamps [small earthenware vessels, with flax wicks, and without glass chimneys], and went forth to meet the bridegroom. [The Oriental wedding began with a feast in the
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Matthew 7:24
"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.

Matthew 10:16
"I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.

Matthew 25:2
Five of them were foolish and five were wise.

Matthew 25:3
The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them.

Matthew 25:5
The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

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