Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little."

King James Version

Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.

Holman Bible

Therefore I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; that's why she loved much. But the one who is forgiven little, loves little."

International Standard Version

So I'm telling you that her sins, as many as they are, have been forgiven, and that's why she has shown such great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven loves little."

A Conservative Version

For this reason I say to thee, her many sins are forgiven, because she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, loves little.

American Standard Version

Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.

Amplified

Therefore I tell you, her sins, many [as they are], are forgiven her -- "because she has loved much. But he who is forgiven little loves little.

An Understandable Version

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."

Anderson New Testament

Wherefore, I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much. But he to whom little is forgiven, loves little.

Bible in Basic English

And so I say to you, She will have forgiveness for her sins which are great in number, because of her great love: but he who has small need of forgiveness gives little love.

Common New Testament

Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little."

Daniel Mace New Testament

wherefore, I tell you, her sins, which are numerous, are forgiven; and that is the reason of all this love: but his love is less, to whom less is forgiven.

Darby Translation

For which cause I say to thee, Her many sins are forgiven; for she loved much; but he to whom little is forgiven loves little.

Godbey New Testament

Therefore I say unto thee, her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but he to whom little is forgiven, loveth little.

Goodspeed New Testament

Therefore, I tell you, her sins, many as they are, are forgiven, for she has loved me so much. But the man with little to be forgiven loves me but little."

John Wesley New Testament

Wherefore I say to thee, Those many sins of her's are forgiven; therefore she loved much: but he to whom little is forgiven, loveth little.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much; but to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.

Julia Smith Translation

For which I say to thee, Her many sins are remitted; for she loved much: and he to whom little is remitted, loves little.

King James 2000

Therefore I say unto you, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{For this reason} I tell you, her sins--[which were] many--have been forgiven, for she loved much. But [the one] to whom little is forgiven loves little."

Modern King James verseion

Therefore I say to you, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, he loves little.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore I say unto thee, Many sins are forgiven her, for she loved much. To whom less is forgiven, the same doeth less love."

Moffatt New Testament

Therefore I tell you, many as her sins are, they are forgiven, for her love is great; whereas he to whom little is forgiven has but little love."

Montgomery New Testament

"This is why I tell you that her sins, many as they are, are forgiven, for her love is great; but he who is forgiven little, loves but little.

NET Bible

Therefore I tell you, her sins, which were many, are forgiven, thus she loved much; but the one who is forgiven little loves little."

New Heart English Bible

Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little."

Noyes New Testament

Wherefore, I say to thee, her many sins have been forgiven; for she loved much; but he to whom little is forgiven loveth little.

Sawyer New Testament

Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she has loved much; but he to whom little is forgiven, loves little.

The Emphasized Bible

For which cause, I say unto thee - Her many sins, have been forgiven, because she hath loved, much: but, he to whom little is forgiven, little, loveth.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For which cause, I tell thee, her many sins are forgiven, for she hath loved much: but to whom a little is forgiven, he loveth little.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And for this, I tell you, her sins, many as they are, have been pardoned, because she has loved greatly; but one who has little pardoned him, loves but little."

Webster

Wherefore I say to thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.

Weymouth New Testament

This is the reason why I tell you that her sins, her many sins, are forgiven--because she has loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little."

Williams New Testament

Therefore, I tell you, her sins, as many as they are, are forgiven, for she has loved me so much. But the one who has little to be forgiven loves me little."

World English Bible

Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little."

Worrell New Testament

Wherefore, I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven; because she loved much; but he, to whom little is forgiven, loves little."

Worsley New Testament

Wherefore, I tell thee, her sins though many are forgiven, for she loved much: but he to whom little is forgiven, loveth but little.

Youngs Literal Translation

therefore I say to thee, her many sins have been forgiven, because she did love much; but to whom little is forgiven, little he doth love.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
χάριν 
Charin 
Usage: 8

I say
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

σοί 
Soi 
thee, thou, thy, thine own, not tr
Usage: 113

Her

Usage: 0

ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
Usage: 143


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

ἀφίημι 
Aphiemi 
Usage: 57

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

to whom
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

ὀλίγος 
Oligos 
Usage: 28

ἀφίημι 
Aphiemi 
Usage: 57

the same loveth
G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Luke 7:47

Prayers for Luke 7:47

Context Readings

A Sinful Woman Anoints Jesus' Feet

46 "You did not anoint My head with oil, but she anointed My feet with perfume. 47 "For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little." 48 Then He said to her, "Your sins have been forgiven."


Cross References

1 John 4:19

We love, because He first loved us.

Exodus 34:6-7

Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;

Isaiah 1:18

"Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.

Isaiah 55:7

Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.

Ezekiel 16:63

so that you may remember and be ashamed and never open your mouth anymore because of your humiliation, when I have forgiven you for all that you have done," the Lord GOD declares.

Ezekiel 36:29-32

"Moreover, I will save you from all your uncleanness; and I will call for the grain and multiply it, and I will not bring a famine on you.

Micah 7:19

He will again have compassion on us; He will tread our iniquities under foot Yes, You will cast all their sins Into the depths of the sea.

Matthew 10:37

"He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.

Luke 5:20-21

Seeing their faith, He said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven you."

Luke 7:39

Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet He would know who and what sort of person this woman is who is touching Him, that she is a sinner."

Luke 7:42-43

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

John 21:15-17

So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You " He said to him, "Tend My lambs."

Acts 5:31

"He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Romans 5:20

The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,

2 Corinthians 5:14

For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.

Ephesians 6:24

Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love.

Philippians 1:9

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,

1 Timothy 1:14

and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus.

1 John 1:7

but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 3:18

Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.

1 John 5:3

For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.

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