Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And forgive us of our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who has wronged us. And do not allow us to be put to the test.'"
Or do you think that those eighteen persons who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them were worse offenders than all the [other] men who lived in Jerusalem?
And forgive us of the wrongs we have done to others, since we have also forgiven the wrongs done to us.
"Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is similar to a certain king who decided to settle his account with his servants.
For this reason, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven, for she has loved much. [Note: This suggests that her forgiveness was the result of her loving, but the point Jesus makes better fits the idea that her forgiveness produced love]. But the person who is forgiven of little [i.e., of only a few sins], loves [only] a little bit."
Now the law of Moses was introduced [into the world] in order to cause sin to increase [i.e., it defined many things to be wrong that were previously not regarded as sin]. But with the increase of sin, God's unearned favor increased all the more.
1 Timothy 1:15
This saying is trustworthy and deserves to be fully accepted: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, and I am the worst of them all.
But the one who did not know [i.e., what his master wanted], yet did things deserving of punishment, will be whipped with few lashes. And to the person who has been given much [responsibility], there will be much required [of him]. And to whom people entrust much [responsibility], they will ask [much] more from him.
They would not be guilty of sinning if I had not come and spoken to them. But now [that I have], they have no excuse for their sin.
for everyone has sinned and falls short of God's glory [i.e., His approval, or His perfect character].
1 John 1:8
If we claim to have no sinful practices [in our lives], we are self-deceived and are not being truthful about the matter.