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Matthew 25:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their torches.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then, arose all those virgins, and trimmed their torches.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'Then rose all those virgins, and trimmed their lamps,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lampes.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Then all the virgins arose, and prepared their lamps.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then 5119
{5119} Prime
τότε
tote
{tot'-eh}
From (the neuter of) G3588 and G3753; the when, that is, at the time that (of the past or future, also in consecution).
all 3956
{3956} Prime
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
those 1565
{1565} Prime
ἐκεῖνος
ekeinos
{ek-i'-nos}
From G1563; that one (or [neuter] thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.
virgins 3933
{3933} Prime
παρθένος
parthenos
{par-then'-os}
Of unknown origin; a maiden; by implication an unmarried daughter.
arose, 1453
{1453} Prime
ἐγείρω
egeiro
{eg-i'-ro}
Probably akin to the base of G0058 (through the idea of collecting one's faculties); to waken (transitively or intransitively), that is, rouse (literally from sleep, from sitting or lying, from disease, from death; or figuratively from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence).
z5681
<5681> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 602
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.
trimmed 2885
{2885} Prime
κοσμέω
kosmeo
{kos-meh'-o}
From G2889; to put in proper order, that is, decorate (literally or figuratively); specifically to snuff (a wick).
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
their y846
[0846] Standard
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.
x848
(0848) Complement
αὑτοῦ
hautou
{how-too'}
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
lamps. 2985
{2985} Prime
λαμπάς
lampas
{lam-pas'}
From G2989; a 'lamp' or flambeau.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 25:7

_ _ Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps — the foolish virgins as well as the wise. How very long do both parties seem the same — almost to the moment of decision! Looking at the mere form of the parable, it is evident that the folly of “the foolish” consisted not in having no oil at all; for they must have had oil enough in their lamps to keep them burning up to this moment: their folly consisted in not making provision against its exhaustion, by taking with their lamp an oil-vessel wherewith to replenish their lamp from time to time, and so have it burning until the Bridegroom should come. Are we, then — with some even superior expositors — to conclude that the foolish virgins must represent true Christians as well as do the wise, since only true Christians have the Spirit, and that the difference between the two classes consists only in the one having the necessary watchfulness which the other wants? Certainly not. Since the parable was designed to hold forth the prepared and the unprepared to meet Christ at His coming, and how the unprepared might, up to the very last, be confounded with the prepared — the structure of the parable behooved to accommodate itself to this, by making the lamps of the foolish to burn, as well as those of the wise, up to a certain point of time, and only then to discover their inability to burn on for want of a fresh supply of oil. But this is evidently just a structural device; and the real difference between the two classes who profess to love the Lord’s appearing is a radical one — the possession by the one class of an enduring principle of spiritual life, and the want of it by the other.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 25:1-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 25:7

They trimmed their lamps — They examined themselves and prepared to meet their God.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Luke 12:35 Let your loins be girded about, and [your] lights burning;
2 Peter 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
Revelation 2:4-5 Nevertheless I have [somewhat] against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. ... Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Revelation 3:2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
Revelation 3:19-20 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. ... Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
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Lk 12:35. 2P 3:14. Rv 2:4; 3:2, 19.

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