Parallel Verses

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.

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 say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she 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.

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 Thou anointedst not my head with oil: and she anointed my feet with perfumed oil. 47 For which I say to thee, Her many sins are remitted; for she loved much: and he to whom little is remitted, loves little. 48 And he said to her, Thy sins are remitted.


Cross References

1 John 4:19

We should love him, for he first loved us.

Exodus 34:6-7

And Jehovah will pass by before him, and Jehovah will call, Jehovah God merciful and compassionate, deferring anger, and much in kindness and truth,

Isaiah 1:18

Come now we will confute together Jehovah will say: if your sins shall be as deep scarlet, they shall be white as snow; if they shall be red as crimson, they shall be as wool.

Isaiah 55:7

The unjust one shall forsake his way, and the man of vanity his purposes, and turn back to Jehovah, and he will pity him, and to our God, for he will multiply to forgive.

Ezekiel 16:63

So that thou shalt remember, and thou wert ashamed, and there shall no more be to thee an opening of the mouth from the face of thy shame in my expiating for thee for all which thou didst, says the Lord Jehovah.

Ezekiel 36:29-32

And I saved you from all your uncleannesses: and I called for the grain and I multiplied it, and I will not give famine upon you.

Micah 7:19

He will turn back, he will compassionate us: he will subdue our iniquities, and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

Matthew 10:37

He loving father or mother above me, is not worthy of me; and he loving son or daughter above me, is not worthy of me.

Luke 5:20-21

And having seen their faith, he said to him, Man, thy sins are remitted to thee.

Luke 7:39

And the Pharisee having called him, seeing, said within himself, This, if he were a prophet, had known who and what race of woman which had touched him: for she is sinful.

Luke 7:42-43

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

John 21:15-17

Then, when they had dined, Jesus says to Simon Peter, Simon of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He says to him, Yes, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He says to him, Feed my lambs.

Acts 5:31

This, God exalted, a Chief and Saviour, with his right hand to give repentance to Israel, and remission of sins.

Romans 5:20

And the law entered, that the fall might abound. And where sin abounded, grace superabounded:

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Or know ye not that the unjust shall not inherit the kingdom of God Be ye not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites,

2 Corinthians 5:14

For the love of Christ holds us together; having judged this, that if one died for all, then all dead:

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision has any power, nor uncircumcision; but faith being energetic through love.

Ephesians 6:24

Grace with all loving our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruptibleness. Amen.

Philippians 1:9

And this I prey, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all intelligence;

1 Timothy 1:14

And the grace of our Lord superabounded with faith and love in Christ Jesus.

1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have communion with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from every sin.

1 John 3:18

My little children, we should not love in word, neither in tongue; but in work and truth.

1 John 5:3

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commands: and his commands are not heavy.

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