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Matthew 25:10

    Matthew 25:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And while they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and the door was shut.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And while they went to get oil, the master came; and those who were ready went in with him to the feast: and the door was shut.

    Webster's Revision

    And while they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and the door was shut.

    World English Bible

    While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And while they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and the door was shut.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 25:10

    While they went to buy, the bridegroom came - What a dismal thing it is, not to discover the emptiness of one's heart of all that is good, till it is too late to make any successful application for relief! God alone knows how many are thus deceived.

    And they that were ready - They who were prepared - who had not only a burning lamp of an evangelical profession, but had oil in their vessels, the faith that works by love in their hearts, and their lives adorned with all the fruits of the Spirit.

    The door was shut - Sinners on a death-bed too often meet with those deceitful merchants, who promise them salvation for a price which is of no value in the sight of God. Come unto me, says Jesus, and buy: there is no salvation but through his blood - no hope for the sinner but that which is founded upon his sacrifice and death. The door was shut - dreadful and fatal words! No hope remains. Nothing but death can shut this door; but death may surprise us in our sins, and then despair is our only portion.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 25:10

    Went in with him to the marriage - The "marriage-feast." The marriage ceremony took place before the bride left her father's house, but a feast was given at the house of her husband, which was also called the "marriage," or a part of the marriage solemnities. This part of the parable doubtless represents the entrance of those who "are ready," or prepared, into the kingdom of God, when the Son of man shall come. They will be ready who have repented of their sins; who truly believe on the Lord Jesus; who live a holy life; and who wait for his coming. See Mark 16:16; John 5:24; Acts 3:19; Revelation 22:11; 2 Peter 3:11-12; 1 Timothy 6:17-19; 2 Timothy 4:6-8.

    The door was shut - No more could be admitted to the marriage-feast. So, when the truly righteous shall all be received into heaven, the door will be closed against all others. There will be no room for preparation afterward, Revelation 22:11; Ecclesiastes 11:3; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Matthew 25:46.