What does "no one knows" mean? Does it mean the same both times? Plain meaning seems to be that no one can know Jesus but it is possible for some to know God. Matthew 11:27 (New International Version) New International Version (NIV) Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society 27"All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.