New International Version
The foolish ones said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.'
King James Bible
And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
Darby Bible Translation
And the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil, for our torches are going out.
World English Bible
The foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'
Young's Literal Translation
and the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil, because our lamps are going out;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Our lamps are gone out - Σβεννυνται, are going out. So then it is evident that they were once lighted. They had once hearts illuminated and warmed by faith and love; but they had backslidden from the salvation of God, and now they are excluded from heaven, because, through their carelessness, they have let the light that was in them become darkness, and have not applied in time for a fresh supply of the salvation of God.
A Jewish rabbin supposes God addressing man thus: - I give thee my lamp, give thou me thy lamp; if thou keep my lamp I will keep thy lamp; but if thou extinguish my lamp I will extinguish thy lamp. That is, I give thee my Word and testimonies to be a light unto thy feet and a lanthorn to thy steps, to guide thee safely through life; give me thy Soul and all its concerns, that I may defend and save thee from all evil: keep my Word, walk in my ways, and I will keep thy Soul that nothing shall injure it; but if thou trample under foot my laws, I will cast thy soul into outer darkness.
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gone out. or, going out.
LibraryThe 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
The Day of Judgment. Extracted from a Sermon by Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, and Martyr, 1555. (1)
Conclusion of Our Lord's Discourse. Parables of virgins and Talents. The Final Judgment.
No one can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for them--
"At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
"Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.
"'No,' they replied, 'there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.'
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