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Matthew 25:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And five of them were wise, and five [were] foolish.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And five of them were wise, and five [were] foolish.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And five of them were prudent and five foolish.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Now, five of them, were foolish, and, five, prudent.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and five of them were prudent, and five foolish;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And five of them were foolish and five wise.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And fiue of them were wise, and fiue were foolish.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But five of them were wise, and five foolish.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
five 4002
{4002} Prime
πέντε
pente
{pen'-teh}
A primary number; 'five'.
of 1537
{1537} Prime
ἐκ
ek
{ek}
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
them 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
were 2258
{2258} Prime
ἦν
en
{ane}
Imperfect of G1510; I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).
z5713
<5713> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 532
wise, 5429
{5429} Prime
φρόνιμος
phronimos
{fron'-ee-mos}
From G5424; thoughtful, that is, sagacious or discreet (implying a cautious character; while G4680 denotes practical skill or acumen; and G4908 indicates rather intelligence or mental acquirement); in a bad sense conceited (also in the comparative).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
five 4002
{4002} Prime
πέντε
pente
{pen'-teh}
A primary number; 'five'.
[were] foolish. 3474
{3474} Prime
μωρός
moros
{mo-ros'}
Probably form the base of G3466; dull or stupid (as if shut up), that is, heedless, (morally) blockhead, (apparently) absurd.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 25:2

_ _ And five of them were wise, and five were foolish — They are not distinguished into good and bad, as Trench observes, but into “wise” and “foolish” — just as in Matthew 7:25-27 those who reared their house for eternity are distinguished into “wise” and “foolish builders”; because in both cases a certain degree of goodwill towards the truth is assumed. To make anything of the equal number of both classes would, we think, be precarious, save to warn us how large a portion of those who, up to the last, so nearly resemble those that love Christ’s appearing will be disowned by Him when He comes.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 25:1-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Matthew 7:24-27 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: ... And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Matthew 13:19-23 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth [it] not, then cometh the wicked [one], and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. ... But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth [it]; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
Matthew 13:38-43 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked [one]; ... Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Matthew 13:47-48 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: ... Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
Matthew 22:10-11 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. ... And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
Jeremiah 24:2 One basket [had] very good figs, [even] like the figs [that are] first ripe: and the other basket [had] very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.
1 Corinthians 10:1-5 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; ... But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would [no doubt] have continued with us: but [they went out], that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
Jude 1:5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
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Jr 24:2. Mt 7:24; 13:19, 38, 47; 22:10. 1Co 10:1. 1Jn 2:19. Jde 1:5.

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