New American Standard Bible
"But he answered, 'Truly I say to you, I do not know you.'
King James Bible
But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
Darby Bible Translation
but he answering said, Verily I say unto you, I do not know you.
World English Bible
But he answered, 'Most certainly I tell you, I don't know you.'
Young's Literal Translation
and he answering said, Verily I say to you, I have not known you.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
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.
Library'They that were Ready'
'They that were ready went in with him to the marriage.' --MATT. xxv. 10. It is interesting to notice the variety of aspects in which, in this long discourse, Jesus sets forth His Second Coming. It is like the flood that swept away a world. It is like a thief stealing through the dark, and breaking up a house. It is like a master reckoning with his servants. These three metaphors suggest solemn, one might almost say alarming, images. But then this parable comes in and tells how that coming is like …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Traders for the Master
Parable of the Talents (Matt. , xxv. , 14-30) Compared with that of the Pounds (Luke, xix. , 12).
The Ten virgins.
"Later the other virgins also came, saying, 'Lord, lord, open up for us.'
"Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.
"Once the head of the house gets up and shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, 'Lord, open up to us!' then He will answer and say to you, 'I do not know where you are from.'
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