Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

New American Standard Bible

"If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained."

King James Version

Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

International Standard Version

If you forgive people's sins, they are forgiven. If you retain people's sins, they are retained."

A Conservative Version

If ye forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them. If ye retain of any, they are retained.

American Standard Version

whose soever sins ye forgive, they are forgiven unto them; whose soever'sins ye retain, they are retained.

Amplified

[Now having received the Holy Spirit, and being led and directed by Him] if you forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of anyone, they are retained.

An Understandable Version

Whosever sins you forgive, they will be forgiven [by God]. And whosever sins you do not forgive, they will not be forgiven [by God]." [Note: Actual forgiveness would result only when people responded, by faith, to the Gospel message. See Acts 2:37-38].

Anderson New Testament

Whosever sins you forgive, they are forgiven them: whosever sins you retain, they are retained.

Bible in Basic English

Any to whom you give forgiveness, will be made free from their sins; and any from whom you keep back forgiveness, will still be in their sins.

Common New Testament

If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."

Daniel Mace New Testament

whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye leave unpardoned, they are lest unpardoned."

Darby Translation

whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted to them; whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

Godbey New Testament

Whose sins you may remit, are remitted unto them; whose sins you may retain, have been retained.

Goodspeed New Testament

"Receive the holy Spirit! If you forgive any men's sins, they are forgiven them, and if you fix any men's sins upon them, they will remain fixed."

John Wesley New Testament

Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted to them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

unto those whose sins ye release, they shall be released; and unto those whose sins ye retain, they shall be retained.

Julia Smith Translation

Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted to them: whose soever ye retain, they have been retained.

King James 2000

Whosoever's sins you remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosoever's sins you retain, they are retained.

Lexham Expanded Bible

If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them. If you retain [the sins] of any, they are retained."

Modern King James verseion

Of whomever sins you remit, they are remitted to them. Of whomever sins you retain, they are retained.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whosoever's sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them: And whosoever's sins ye retain, they are retained."

Moffatt New Testament

If you remit the sins of any, they are remitted: if you retain them, they are retained."

Montgomery New Testament

"Receive the Holy Spirit. If you remit any one's sins, they are remitted; if you retain them they are retained."

NET Bible

If you forgive anyone's sins, they are forgiven; if you retain anyone's sins, they are retained."

New Heart English Bible

Whoever's sins you forgive, they are forgiven them. Whoever's sins you retain, they have been retained."

Noyes New Testament

Whosever sins ye remit, they are remitted to them; whosever ye retain, they are retained.

Sawyer New Testament

Those whose sins you forgive, are forgiven; and whose you retain, are retained.

The Emphasized Bible

Whosesoever sins ye shall remit, they are remitted unto them, whosesoever ye shall retain, they are retained.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

whose soever sins ye forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins soever ye retain, they are retained.

Twentieth Century New Testament

If you remit any one's sins, they have been remitted; and, if you retain them, they have been retained."

Webster

Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted to them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

Weymouth New Testament

If you remit the sins of any persons, they remain remitted to them. If you bind fast the sins of any, they remain bound."

Williams New Testament

If you get forgiveness for people's sins, they are forgiven them; if you let people's sins fasten upon them, they will remain fastened upon them."

World English Bible

Whoever's sins you forgive, they are forgiven them. Whoever's sins you retain, they have been retained."

Worrell New Testament

Whosesoever sins ye remit, they are remitted to them; whosesoever sins ye retain, they are retained."

Worsley New Testament

and whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; but whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

Youngs Literal Translation

if of any ye may loose the sins, they are loosed to them; if of any ye may retain, they have been retained.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
Usage: 143

ye remit
ἀφίημι 
Aphiemi 
Usage: 57

ἀφίημι 
Aphiemi 
Usage: 57


Usage: 0

κρατέω 
Krateo 
Usage: 33

Context Readings

Jesus Appears To The Disciples

22 After saying this, He breathed on them and said,“Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” 24 But one of the Twelve, Thomas (called “Twin”), was not with them when Jesus came.


Cross References

Matthew 16:19

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth is already bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth is already loosed in heaven.”

Matthew 18:18

I assure you: Whatever you bind on earth is already bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth is already loosed in heaven.

Mark 2:5-10

Seeing their faith, Jesus told the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

1 Corinthians 5:4

When you are assembled in the name of our Lord Jesus with my spirit and with the power of our Lord Jesus,

Acts 2:38

“Repent,” Peter said to them, “and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 10:43

All the prophets testify about Him that through His name everyone who believes in Him will receive forgiveness of sins.”

Acts 13:38-39

Therefore, let it be known to you, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is being proclaimed to you,

2 Corinthians 2:6-10

The punishment inflicted by the majority is sufficient for that person.

Ephesians 2:20

built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone.

1 Timothy 1:20

Hymenaeus and Alexander are among them, and I have delivered them to Satan, so that they may be taught not to blaspheme.

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