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Matthew 25:12

    Matthew 25:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But he answered and said, Truly I say to you, I know you not.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    But he answered, 'Most certainly I tell you, I don't know you.'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Matthew 25:12

    Verily - Truly; surely.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 25:12

    I know you not - As if he had said, Ye are not of my company - ye were neither with the bride nor the bridegroom: ye slept while the others were in procession. I do not acknowledge you for my disciples - ye are not like him who is love - ye refused to receive his grace - ye sinned it away when ye had it; now you are necessarily excluded from that kingdom where nothing but love and purity can dwell.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 25:12

    I know you not - You were not in the company of those who attended me to the marriage-feast, and are unknown to me. Applied to professing Christians, having only a profession of religion, but no real piety, it means, I do not know or acknowledge you as Christians. I do not approve of you, or delight in you, or admit that you are my friends. The word "know" is often used in the sense of approving, loving, acknowledging as real friends and followers. See Matthew 7:23; Psalm 1:6; 2 Timothy 2:19; 1 Thessalonians 5:12.