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Matthew 25:6

    Matthew 25:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But in the middle of the night there is a cry, The husband comes! Go out to him.

    Webster's Revision

    But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him.

    World English Bible

    But at midnight there was a cry, 'Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him.

    Definitions for Matthew 25:6

    Meet - Agreeable; fit; proper.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 25:6

    At midnight there was a cry - The Jewish weddings were generally celebrated in the night; yet they usually began at the rising of the evening star; but in this case there was a more than ordinary delay.

    Behold, the bridegroom cometh - What an awful thing to be summoned to appear before the Judge of quick and dead! The following is an affecting relation, and fas est ab hoste doceri. "When Rabbi Jochanan ben Zachai was sick, his disciples came to visit him; and when he saw them he began to weep. They say to him, Rabbi! the light of Israel, the right hand pillar, the strong hammer, wherefore dost thou weep? He answered them, If they were carrying me before a king of flesh and blood, who is here today, and to-morrow in the grave; who, if he were angry with me, his anger would not last for ever: if he put me in prison, his prison would not be everlasting; if he condemned me to death, that death would not be eternal; whom I could soothe with words or bribe with riches; yet even in these circumstances I should weep. But now I am going before the King of kings, the holy and the blessed God, who liveth and endureth for ever and for ever; who, if he be angry with me, his anger will last for ever; if he put me in prison, his bondage will be everlasting; if he condemn me to death, that death will be eternal; whom I cannot soothe with words nor bribe with riches: when, farther, there are before me two ways, the one to hell and the other to paradise, and I know not in which they are carrying me, shall I not weep?" Talmud Beracoth, fol. 29.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 25:6

    At midnight - Later than was the usual custom, and hence, they had fallen asleep.

    A cry made - Of those who were coming with the bridegroom.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 25:6

    25:6 At midnight - In an hour quite unthought of.