Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

Holman Bible

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

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 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said unto them, Receive you the Holy Spirit: 23  Whosoever's sins you remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosoever's sins you retain, they are retained. 24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.


Cross References

Matthew 16:19

And I will give unto you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Matthew 18:18

Verily I say unto you, whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Mark 2:5-10

When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the paralytic, Son, your sins be forgiven you.

1 Corinthians 5:4

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Acts 2:38

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 10:43

To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believes in him shall receive remission of sins.

Acts 13:38-39

Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:

2 Corinthians 2:6-10

Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.

Ephesians 2:20

And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone;

1 Timothy 1:20

Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

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