Good Day, (looking for more discussions here) well I'm in Matt.25 (Matt.25:1-13), the parable about the 10 virgins and those with & without oil. I relate the oil to the Holy Spirit (Many say its strictly Grace, and i meet someone who claims its strictly wisdom, I think those to relate to the Holy Spirit). In this parable its discussing the return of Messiah and the need of some found lacking to have oil. In vs.9 it says: "But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that *sell (G#4453), and *buy (G#59) for yourselves." (after they asked those with oil for oil). I am interested in discussions pertaining to this verse and any other scriptures you all may find relative.
I dont consider The Holy Spirit as something to make profit off of (or to "buy" & or "sell" in the modern concept of the word). Looking for context of this usage.
I also looked for other areas of scripture where it mentions oil for sale. I came to 2 Kings 4:7 (2 Kings 4:1-37 very interesting portion of scripture) "Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest." Anyway, I'm just curious as to why the terminology of "sell" and "buy" oil is present in Matt.25 when (if) its relative to the Holy Spirit. Is it that out of faith we receive the oil (in a form of exchange) and if so why couldnt those with oil (the spirit) help them (even though it says they had but enough for themselves but rather go to them that "sell" oil). just thinking there may be some nuggets here and i only hope that this original post is formulated enough to start a discussion.
1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
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Just a (personal) side note:Also in the (KJV) Companion Bible, Bullinger makes a point to highlight "*Not so" (Matt.25:9) when its in italics (not present in the original texts)... with the Ellipsis supplied [we must refuse], "least there be *not enough" / "not"- Bullinger: -"all the texts read" (in the Greek) "ou me" Appendix 105. III http://www.biblestudysite.com/105.htm (other examples of these Greek terms combined in scripture at the link)
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. / (Live in the covenant Today)
Great discussion. This is how I understand the parable of the Ten Virgins--
Five wise virgins ( Five represents Divine Grace) They had oil. Olive oil is used for anointing or consecrating. The bridegroom knew these five virgins because they had oil and participated in the wedding. This, to me, correlates with The Marriage Supper of The Lamb in Rev 19:7-9. His "wife hath made herself ready."
Five foolish virgins had lamps-- but no oil (anointing or consecration) Their lamps had gone out- they ran out of oil.
This takes me to the commandment of God in Exodus 27:20-21
And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring (H3947- to take, buy, carry away) thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.
In the tabernacle of the congregation without the vail, which is before the testimony, Aaron, and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before the Lord: it shall be a statute for ever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.
I just wanted to add that in relation to the two witnesses mentioned in the Word we are told they are two olive tree (anointed individuals) and two menorahs (candlesticks/ lampstands depending on translation). That G-d's anointed ones are a source of oil! Throughout the Word we were given prophets, Israel, Messiah,... as instruments of the Spirit of truth. I relate this to the verse to documented Denise! :
And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring (H3947- to take, buy, carry away) thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always."
Heb.1:1-2/ Is.49:6/ Zec.4:11-14/......