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Matthew 25:8

    Matthew 25:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lights are going out.

    Webster's Revision

    And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out.

    World English Bible

    The foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 25:8

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 25:8

    25:8 Give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out - Our faith is dead. What a time to discover this! Whether it mean the time of death, or of judgment. Unto which of the saints wilt thou then turn? Who can help thee at such a season?