Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"When they were unable to repay, he graciously forgave them both. So which of them will love him more?"

King James Version

And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?

Holman Bible

Since they could not pay it back, he graciously forgave them both. So, which of them will love him more?”

International Standard Version

When they couldn't pay it back, he generously canceled the debts for both of them. Now which of them will love him more?"

A Conservative Version

And of them not having to repay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore, do thou say, will love him more?

American Standard Version

When they had not wherewith to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most?

Amplified

When they had no means of paying, he freely forgave them both. Now which of them will love him more?

An Understandable Version

When these two men did not have [the money] to repay him, the moneylender canceled [the debts of] both of them. Now which of them will love him more?"

Anderson New Testament

But as they had nothing to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them, then, will love him the more?

Bible in Basic English

When they were unable to make payment, he made the two of them free of their debts. Which of them, now, will have the greater love for him?

Common New Testament

When they had nothing with which to pay him back, he freely forgave them both. Now which of them will love him more?"

Daniel Mace New Testament

having not wherewithal to pay it, he freely discharged them both of the debt. tell me now, which of the two will love him most?

Darby Translation

but as they had nothing to pay, he forgave both of them their debt: say, which of them therefore will love him most?

Godbey New Testament

And they not being able to pay, he forgave them both. Then which one of them will love him the more?

Goodspeed New Testament

As they could not pay him, he canceled what they owed him. Now which of them will be more attached to him?"

John Wesley New Testament

But they having nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both: Which therefore will love him most?

Julia Smith Translation

And they not having to pay, he bestowed as a gift upon both. Which of them therefore will love him the more? Say thou.

King James 2000

And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?

Lexham Expanded Bible

[When] they were not able to repay [him], he forgave [the debts] of both. Now which of them will love him more?"

Modern King James verseion

And they having nothing to pay, he freely forgave both. Then which of them do you say will love him most?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When they had nothing to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them tell me, will love him most?"

Moffatt New Testament

As they were unable to pay, he freely forgave them both. Tell me, now, which of them will love him most?"

Montgomery New Testament

"When they had nothing pay he forgave them with such charm. "Tell me, then, which of these will love him most?"

NET Bible

When they could not pay, he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?"

New Heart English Bible

When they could not pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most?"

Noyes New Testament

When they had nothing to pay, he freely remitted the debt of both. Which of them, now, will love him the most?

Sawyer New Testament

And having nothing to pay, he gave [the debt] to both. Tell me, therefore, which of them will love him most?

The Emphasized Bible

they not having wherewith to pay, he forgave, both. Which of them, therefore, will love him, more?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But having nothing to pay, he forgave them both. Tell me, which of these, then, will love him most?

Twentieth Century New Testament

As they were unable to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them, do you think, will love him the more?"

Webster

And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?

Weymouth New Testament

But neither of them could pay anything; so he freely forgave them both. Tell me, then, which of them will love him most?"

Williams New Testament

Since they could not pay him, he graciously canceled the debts for both of them. Now which one of them will love him more?"

World English Bible

When they couldn't pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most?"

Worrell New Testament

And, they having nothing to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them, therefore, will love him the more?"

Worsley New Testament

and they not being able to pay him, he freely forgave them both: tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?

Youngs Literal Translation

and they not having wherewith to give back, he forgave both; which then of them, say thou, will love him more?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479


Usage: 0

had
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

to pay
ἀποδίδωμι 
Apodidomi 
Usage: 25

χαρίζομαι 
Charizomai 
Usage: 21

ἀμφότερος 
amphoteros 
Usage: 8

Tell me
ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

of them

Usage: 0

will love
G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

him

Usage: 0

Context Readings

A Sinful Woman Anoints Jesus' Feet

41 There was a certain creditor who had two debtors: the one owed five hundred denarius, and the other fifty. 42 "When they were unable to repay, he graciously forgave them both. So which of them will love him more?" 43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.


Cross References

Psalm 32:1-5

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Psalm 49:7-8

none of them can by any means ransom his brother, nor give God an atonement for him;

Psalm 51:1-3

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy mercy; according unto the multitude of thy compassion eradicate my rebellion.

Psalm 103:3

Who forgives all thine iniquities; who heals all thy diseases;

Isaiah 43:25

I, even I, am he that uproots thy rebellions for mine own sake and will not remember thy sins.

Isaiah 44:22

I have undone, as a cloud, thy rebellions, and thy sins, as a mist, return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.

Jeremiah 31:33-34

But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, said the LORD, I will give my law in their souls and write it in their hearts and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Daniel 9:18-19

O my God, incline thine ear and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee confiding in our righteousnesses, but in thy many mercies.

Micah 7:18-20

Who is a God like unto thee that pardons iniquity, and passes over the rebellion with the remnant of his heritage? He did not retain his anger for ever because he delights in mercy.

Matthew 6:12

And set us free from our debts, as we set free our debtors.

Matthew 18:25-26

But he not having wherewith to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children and all that he had, to make payment.

Matthew 18:34

And his lord was wroth and delivered him to the tormentors until he should pay all that was due unto him.

Acts 13:38-39

Be it known unto you, therefore, men and brethren, that through this one is preached unto you the remission of sins;

Romans 3:24

being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Jesus, the Christ,

Romans 4:5-8

But to him that does not work, but believes in him that justifies the ungodly, the faith is counted as righteousness.

Romans 5:6

For the Christ, when we were yet weak, in his time died for the ungodly.

Galatians 3:10

For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, Cursed is every one that continues not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

Ephesians 1:7

in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of his grace,

Ephesians 4:32

and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another even as God has forgiven you in Christ.

Colossians 3:13

forbearing one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a quarrel against another: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

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