Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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?

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?"

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 "A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed him five hundred silver coins, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?" 43 Simon answered, "I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled." Jesus said to him, "You have judged rightly."


Cross References

Psalm 32:1-5

By David; a well-written song. How blessed is the one whose rebellious acts are forgiven, whose sin is pardoned!

Psalm 49:7-8

Certainly a man cannot rescue his brother; he cannot pay God an adequate ransom price

Psalm 51:1-3

For the music director; a psalm of David, written when Nathan the prophet confronted him after David's affair with Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, because of your loyal love! Because of your great compassion, wipe away my rebellious acts!

Psalm 103:3

He is the one who forgives all your sins, who heals all your diseases,

Isaiah 43:25

I, I am the one who blots out your rebellious deeds for my sake; your sins I do not remember.

Isaiah 44:22

I remove the guilt of your rebellious deeds as if they were a cloud, the guilt of your sins as if they were a cloud. Come back to me, for I protect you."

Jeremiah 31:33-34

"But I will make a new covenant with the whole nation of Israel after I plant them back in the land," says the Lord. "I will put my law within them and write it on their hearts and minds. I will be their God and they will be my people.

Daniel 9:18-19

Listen attentively, my God, and hear! Open your eyes and look on our desolated ruins and the city called by your name. For it is not because of our own righteous deeds that we are praying to you, but because your compassion is abundant.

Micah 7:18-20

There is no other God like you! You forgive sin and pardon the rebellion of those who remain among your people. You do not remain angry forever, but delight in showing loyal love.

Matthew 6:12

and forgive us our debts, as we ourselves have forgiven our debtors.

Matthew 18:25-26

Because he was not able to repay it, the lord ordered him to be sold, along with his wife, children, and whatever he possessed, and repayment to be made.

Matthew 18:34

And in anger his lord turned him over to the prison guards to torture him until he repaid all he owed.

Acts 13:38-39

Therefore let it be known to you, brothers, that through this one forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,

Romans 3:24

But they are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

Romans 4:5-8

But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous, his faith is credited as righteousness.

Romans 5:6

For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

Galatians 3:10

For all who rely on doing the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written, "Cursed is everyone who does not keep on doing everything written in the book of the law."

Ephesians 1:7

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace

Ephesians 4:32

Instead, be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you.

Colossians 3:13

bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others.

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