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

  • Bill G
    Believers will give an account of their stewardship on earth when at the judgement seat of Christ. James Hollandsworth has a very helpful message on this passage entitled, " Parables of Talents and Pounds " in his series Rightly Dividing the Parables.
  • Lilian
    Well done good and faithful servant thou has been faithful over a few things I will make thee a ruler of many things enter into the Joy of the Lord Amen hallelujah Praise you Jesus and thanks for your blood
  • Wesley Archuleta
    God gave you the gift of life, What you do with it is your gift to him,So be sure to give him a gift that is worth receiving.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The message that rings throughout this chapter is that we should be ever ready for we know not when the Lord shall come. Readiness means being in a state where we can qualify for the Lord's Kingdom. Readiness means being at the centre of God's Will all the time. We cannot achieve this state by our power or might but by the Grace of God. Salvation is through Grace.
  • Lillie
    I think we must always live our life preparing for the return of Jesus.
  • Irene123
    The 'oil' is the symbolic of the Holy Ghost: being prayed up in the spirit everyday - and that is not referring to Jesus' 'example' prayer in Matt. - "Our Father which art in Heaven ..... "; repeating this everyday as one's 'prayer life' is tatamount to saying the rosary. We are to 'converse' with Him Just as we'd talk to our earthly fathers about our needs and/or just how much we love Him.

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