Parallel Verses

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.

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 repaying [the debts], he freely forgave them both. So 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?

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 Two debtors were to a certain money-lender: one owed five hundred drachmas, and the other fifty. 42 And they not having to pay, he bestowed as a gift upon both. Which of them therefore will love him the more? Say thou. 43 And Simon, having answered, said, I suppose, that to whom he bestowed more favor. And he said to him, Thou hast judged rightly,


Cross References

Psalm 32:1-5

To David, wisdom. Happy the taking away of transgression, the covering of sin.

Psalm 49:7-8

A man redeeming shall not redeem the brother, he shall not give to God his ransom:

Psalm 51:1-3

To the overseer: chanting to David; In the coming to him of Nathan the prophet, when he went in to Bathsheba. Compassionate me, O God, according to thy mercy: according to the Multitude of thy compassions wipe away my transgressions.

Psalm 103:3

Forgiving to all thine iniquity, healing to all thy diseases.

Isaiah 43:25

I, I am he wiping away thy transgressions for my sake, and I will not remember thy sins.

Isaiah 44:22

I wiped away as a cloud thy transgressions, and as a cloud thy sins: turn back to me for I redeemed thee.

Jeremiah 31:33-34

For this the covenant that I will cut out with the house of Israel: After those days, says Jehovah; I gave my law in the midst of them, and upon their heart will I write it; and I was to them for God, and they shall be to me for a people.

Daniel 9:18-19

Incline, O my God, thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and see our desolations, and the city which thy name was called upon it: for not for our justice do we cause our supplications to fall before thee, but for thy many compassions.

Micah 7:18-20

Who is God as thee, lifting up iniquity and passing by transgression to the remnant of his inheritance? he held not his anger forever for he delighted in mercy.

Matthew 6:12

And let go to us our debts, as we let go to our debtors.

Matthew 18:25-26

And he not having to give back, his lord ordered him to be sold, and his wife and his children, and all which he had also to be given back.

Matthew 18:34

And his lord having become angry, delivered him to the torturers even till he should give back all being owed to him.

Acts 13:38-39

Be it known therefore to you, men, brethren, that for him remission of sins is announced to you.

Romans 3:24

Being justified as a gift by his grace by the redemption which is in Christ Jesus:

Romans 4:5-8

And to him not working, and believing upon him justifying the impious, his faith is reckoned for justice.

Romans 5:6

For yet Christ, we being weak, Recording to the time died for the impious.

Galatians 3:10

For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it has been written, Cursed every one who remains not in all written in the book of the law to do them.

Ephesians 1:7

In whom we have redemption by his blood, the letting go of faults, according to the riches of his grace;

Ephesians 4:32

And be ye kind one to another, having good bowels, favoring each other, as also God in Christ Jesus favored you.

Colossians 3:13

(Bearing one another, propitiating one another, if any have a complaint against any: as also Christ propitiated for you, so also ye.)

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