But he answered and said, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.’ Bible

“Truly I say to you, I do not know you.” This is one of the places where the parable does not represent what would normally happen at a wedding in a village. Even late guests would be allowed into the house where a wedding was taking place, but in this parable, the “house” (or gated area) represented the Kingdom of God, and so the time to enter was limited and would come to an abrupt close.

Commentary for: Matthew 25:12