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

  • A disciple
    "Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man.. and I was afraid and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo there thou hast that is thine. His Lord answered and said unto him, THOU WICKED AND SLOTHFUL SERVANT...Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
  • A Christian
    Perhaps the wise virgins knew their spiritual condition needed work that could only be performed under the anaesthetic of darkness?
  • Anne
    We should share our gifts and talents with others 1 Peter 4:10 tells us "As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another; as good stewards of the manifold grace of God".
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    We are taking about taking oil, that oil is the words of the King Jame bible in order to keep our light shining in Christ Jesus the Son of God. I see many foolish Christians of the hour looking for water and no oil to extinguish the lamp of the words of the Gospel of Christ.

    Ephesians 5:[8] For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
  • A disciple
    "And five of them were wise, and five foolish." The *wise (having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right, and conducting oneself thereby) are those Blessed, which when the Lord comes shall find so doing; and the *foolish (moron; a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment) who neglected the truth and had no *enthusiasm (possession by God within).
  • C
    Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this , To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:27

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