They all got up (Acts 26:30)

“Then the king got up,

With the governor

And Bernice,

And those who were sitting

With them.”

Ἀνέστη τε ὁ βασιλεὺς καὶ ὁ ἡγεμὼν ἥ τε Βερνίκη καὶ οἱ συνκαθήμενοι αὐτοῖς,

The author of Acts indicated that then the king (ὁ βασιλεὺς) got up (Ἀνέστη τε), with the governor (καὶ ὁ ἡγεμὼν ἥ) and Bernice (τε Βερνίκη), and those who were sitting with them (καὶ οἱ συνκαθήμενοι αὐτοῖς).  They all left.  This hearing was over.  They did not like Paul’s call to Christianity.  Has someone ever asked you to become a Christian?

They all got up (Mt 25:7-25:7)

“Then all those bridesmaids

Got up.

They trimmed

Their lamps.”


τότε ἠγέρθησαν πᾶσαι αἱ παρθένοι ἐκεῖναι καὶ ἐκόσμησαν τὰς λαμπάδας ἑαυτῶν.


This parable story is unique to Matthew.  Jesus continued with this parable.  All those 10 bridesmaids got up (τότε ἠγέρθησαν πᾶσαι αἱ παρθένοι ἐκεῖναι).  They trimmed or decorated their lamps so that they would be in good order (καὶ ἐκόσμησαν τὰς λαμπάδας ἑαυτῶν) for the procession.  All of these 10 bridesmaids tried to get their lamps or lanterns ready.