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Matthew 25:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet [him].’
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But in [the] middle of [the] night there was a cry, Behold, the bridegroom; go forth to meet him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, at midnight, an outcry hath been made—Lo! the bridegroom! Be going forth to meet him!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and in the middle of the night a cry was made, Lo, the bridegroom doth come; go ye forth to meet him.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And at midnight there was a cry made: Behold the bridegroom cometh. Go ye forth to meet him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegrome commeth, goe ye out to meet him.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And in the dividing of the night there was the cry, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go forth to his meeting.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And at midnight there was an outcry: Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

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.
at midnight 3319
{3319} Prime
μέσος
mesos
{mes'-os}
From G3326; middle (as adjective or [neuter] noun).
3571
{3571} Prime
νύξ
nux
{noox}
A primary word; 'night' (literally or figuratively).
there was a cry 2906
{2906} Prime
κραυγή
krauge
{krow-gay'}
From G2896; an outcry (in notification, tumult or grief).
made, 1096
{1096} Prime
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5754
<5754> Grammar
Tense - Second Perfect (See G5782)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 97
Behold, 2400
{2400} Prime
ἰδού
idou
{id-oo'}
Second person singular imperative middle voice of G1492; used as imperative lo!.
z5628
<5628> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 459
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
bridegroom 3566
{3566} Prime
νυμφίος
numphios
{noom-fee'-os}
From G3565; a bride groom (literally or figuratively).
cometh; 2064
{2064} Prime
ἔρχομαι
erchomai
{er'-khom-ahee}
Middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred [middle voice] word, ἐλεύθομαι [[eleuthomai]], {el-yoo'-thom-ahee}; or [active] ἔλθω [[eltho]], {el'-tho}; which do not otherwise occur); to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
go ye out 1831
{1831} Prime
ἐξέρχομαι
exerchomai
{ex-er'-khom-ahee}
From G1537 and G2064; to issue (literally or figuratively).
z5737
<5737> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 152
to y1519
[1519] Standard
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
meet 529
{0529} Prime
ἀπάντησις
apantesis
{ap-an'-tay-sis}
From G0528; a (friendly) encounter.
x1519
(1519) Complement
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
him. 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.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 25:6

_ _ And at midnight — that is, the time when the Bridegroom will be least expected; for “the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night” (1 Thessalonians 5:2).

_ _ there was a cry made, Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him — that is, Be ready to welcome Him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 25:1-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 25:6

At midnight — In an hour quite unthought of.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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at:

Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:33-37 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. ... And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Luke 12:20 But God said unto him, [Thou] fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
Luke 12:38-40 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find [them] so, blessed are those servants. ... Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
Luke 12:46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for [him], and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. ... For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed [is] he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

a cry:

Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
John 5:28-29 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, ... And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Behold:

Matthew 25:31 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:
Psalms 50:3-6 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. ... And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God [is] judge himself. Selah.
Psalms 96:13 Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.
Psalms 98:9 Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.
2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, ... When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
Jude 1:14-15 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, ... To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard [speeches] which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

go:

Matthew 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this [is] our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this [is] the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
Amos 4:12 Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: [and] because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.
Malachi 3:1-2 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. ... But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he [is] like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
Revelation 19:7-9 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. ... And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed [are] they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
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Ps 50:3; 96:13; 98:9. Is 25:9. Am 4:12. Mal 3:1. Mt 24:31, 44; 25:1, 31. Mk 13:33. Lk 12:20, 38, 46. Jn 5:28. 1Th 4:16; 5:1. 2Th 1:7. 2P 3:10. Jde 1:14. Rv 16:15; 19:7.

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