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Matthew 25:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “But he answered, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.’
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But he answered and said, Verily I say to you, I know you not.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but he answering said, Verily I say unto you, I do not know you.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, he, answering, said—Verily, I say unto you, I know you not.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and he answering said, Verily I say to you, I have not known you.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But he answering said: Amen I say to you, I know you not.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But he answered, and said, Uerely I say vnto you, I know you not.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But he answered and said to them, Assuredly I tell you, I know you not.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But he answered, and said to them: Verily I say to you, I know you not.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
he x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
answered 611
{0611} Prime
From G0575 and κρινω [[krino]]; to conclude for oneself, that is, (by implication) to respond; by Hebraism (compare [H6030]) to begin to speak (where an address is expected).
<5679> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive Deponent (See G5789)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 164
and said, 2036
{2036} Prime
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting).
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
Verily 281
{0281} Prime
Of Hebrew origin [H0543]; properly firm, that is, (figuratively) trustworthy; adverbially surely (often as interjection so be it).
I say 3004
{3004} Prime
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
unto you, 5213
{5213} Prime
Irregular dative case of G5210; to (with or by) you.
I know 1492
{1492} Prime
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
<5758> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 516
you 5209
{5209} Prime
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
not. 3756
{3756} Prime
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 25:12

_ _ But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not — The attempt to establish a difference between “I know you not” here, and “I never knew you” in Matthew 7:23 — as if this were gentler, and so implied a milder fate, reserved for “the foolish” of this parable — is to be resisted, though advocated by such critics as Olshausen, Stier, and Alford. Besides being inconsistent with the general tenor of such language, and particularly the solemn moral of the whole (Matthew 25:13), it is a kind of criticism which tampers with some of the most awful warnings regarding the future. If it be asked why unworthy guests were admitted to the marriage of the King’s Son, in a former parable, and the foolish virgins are excluded in this one, we may answer, in the admirable words of Gerhard, quoted by Trench, that those festivities are celebrated in this life, in the Church militant; these at the last day, in the Church triumphant; to those, even they are admitted who are not adorned with the wedding garment; but to these, only they to whom it is granted to be arrayed in fine linen clean and white, which is the righteousness of saints (Revelation 19:8); to those, men are called by the trumpet of the Gospel; to these by the trumpet of the Archangel; to those, who enters may go out from them, or be cast out; who is once introduced to these never goes out, nor is cast out, from them any more: wherefore it is said, “The door is shut.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 25:1-13.

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I know:

Psalms 1:6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Psalms 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
Habakkuk 1:13 [Thou art] of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, [and] holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth [the man that is] more righteous than he?
Luke 13:26-30 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. ... And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.
John 9:31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
1 Corinthians 8:3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.
Galatians 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
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