Parallel Verses

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."

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.

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.

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 Having said this He breathed upon them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you remit the sins of any persons, they remain remitted to them. If you bind fast the sins of any, they remain bound." 24 Thomas, one of the twelve--surnamed 'the Twin' --was not among them when Jesus came.


Cross References

Matthew 16:19

I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of the Heavens; and whatever you bind on earth shall remain bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall remain loosed in Heaven."

Matthew 18:18

I solemnly tell you that whatever you as a Church bind on earth will in Heaven be held as bound, and whatever you loose on earth will in Heaven be held to be loosed.

Mark 2:5-10

Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, "My son, your sins are pardoned."

1 Corinthians 5:4

In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are all assembled and my spirit is with you, together with the power of our Lord Jesus,

Acts 2:38

"Repent," replied Peter, "and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, with a view to the remission of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 10:43

To Him all the Prophets bear witness, and testify that through His name all who believe in Him receive the forgiveness of their sins."

Acts 13:38-39

"Understand therefore, brethren, that through this Jesus forgiveness of sins is announced to you;

2 Corinthians 2:6-10

In the case of such a person the punishment which was inflicted by the majority of you is enough.

Ephesians 2:20

You are a building which has been reared on the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, the cornerstone being Christ Jesus Himself,

1 Timothy 1:20

Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered to Satan so that they may be taught not to blaspheme.

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