Matthew 25:12

“But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But he answered, and said, Uerely I say vnto you, I know you not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But he answered, 'Truly I say to you, I do not know you.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he made answer and said, Truly I say to you, I have no knowledge of you.
- Basic English Bible

but he answering said, Verily I say unto you, I do not know you.
- Darby Bible

But he answered and said, Verily I say to you, I know you not.
- Webster's Bible

`In solemn truth I tell you,' he replied, `I do not know you.'
- Weymouth Bible

But he answered, 'Most certainly I tell you, I don't know you.'
- World English Bible

And he answeride, and seide, Treuli Y seie to you, Y knowe you not.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he answering said, Verily I say to you, I have not known you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:12


Mt 25:12 I know you not. This means, I do not recognize you as persons entitled to enter. The claims that they might have had once had been forfeited.

Discussion for Matthew 25

  • Lionell
    John 5:19 (KJV)

    19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

    John 5:30 (KJV)
    30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of t
  • Leah Davis
    The oil lamp~*
    The talents~*
    The least of his people~*
    Good
  • E Riley
    REPLY TO: Cosmos Ekyinaba

    My sister you cannot do it alone/ is spiritual battle (KJV Eph. 6:11-17). Apostle Paul struggled with flesh (Romans 7:14-25) he said the good I want I do not do. He reassures (1.Cor:10:13) God will not allow more than you can bear. You must choose in the MOMENT of temptation for God to help (Matt. 10:19).


  • Ben
    You left out the word "over" - make thee ruler over many things
  • Paul
    In today's time, I believe many have lost site of this one verse. Many people don't focus or can't focus on the end because they are so occupied with the current and the right now. This simple and yet powerful verse should always stay on the mind of the believers. The part that really gets me is when HE says you have been faithful ovr a "few" things. The question that comes to my mind is, Lord what are those few things that I may continue to abide in doing? Is it merely just doing what it takes to remain in your perfect will? Or is it just living holy and living completly by his words? I just wasnt to hear him say well done.
  • Cosmos Ekyinaba
    This very powerful inspiration. I have been trying to move away with sin, but after few days that I know I am gradually moving towards the Almighty, then something sinful comes to my way. I need help to be firm in the Lord. Thanks in advance for any one who wish to help me.

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