New Living Translation
The five who were foolish didn't take enough olive oil for their lamps,
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
25:3 The foolish took no oil with them - No more than kept them burning just for the present. None to supply their future want, to recruit their lamp's decay. The lamp is faith. A lamp and oil with it, is faith working by love.
LibraryThe King on his Judgment Throne
'When the Son of Man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory: 32. And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33. And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34. 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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxv. 1, "Then Shall the Kingdom of Heaven be Likened unto Ten virgins. "
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxv. 24, Etc. , Where the Slothful Servant who Would not Put Out the Talent He had Received, is Condemned.
The Two Talents
"Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.
Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
but the other five were wise enough to take along extra oil.
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