Parallel Verses

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 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.

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.

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 has anointed my feet with perfumed oil. 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which were many, are forgiven, thus she loved much; but the one who is forgiven little loves little." 48 Then Jesus said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."


Cross References

1 John 4:19

We love because he loved us first.

Exodus 34:6-7

The Lord passed by before him and proclaimed: "The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, and abounding in loyal love and faithfulness,

Isaiah 1:18

Come, let's consider your options," says the Lord. "Though your sins have stained you like the color red, you can become white like snow; though they are as easy to see as the color scarlet, you can become white like wool.

Isaiah 55:7

The wicked need to abandon their lifestyle and sinful people their plans. They should return to the Lord, and he will show mercy to them, and to their God, for he will freely forgive them.

Ezekiel 16:63

Then you will remember, be ashamed, and remain silent when I make atonement for all you have done, declares the sovereign Lord.'"

Ezekiel 36:29-32

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

Micah 7:19

You will once again have mercy on us; you will conquer our evil deeds; you will hurl our sins into the depths of the sea.

Matthew 10:37

"Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

Luke 5:20-21

When Jesus saw their faith he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven."

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 kind of woman this is who is touching him, that she is a sinner."

Luke 7:42-43

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

John 21:15-17

Then when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these do?" He replied, "Yes, Lord, you know I love you." Jesus told him, "Feed my lambs."

Acts 5:31

God exalted him to his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

Romans 5:20

Now the law came in so that the transgression may increase, but where sin increased, grace multiplied all the more,

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, passive homosexual partners, practicing homosexuals,

2 Corinthians 5:14

For the love of Christ controls us, since we have concluded this, that Christ died for all; therefore all have died.

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision carries any weight -- the only thing that matters is faith working through love.

Ephesians 6:24

Grace be with all of those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.

Philippians 1:9

And I pray this, that your love may abound even more and more in knowledge and every kind of insight

1 Timothy 1:14

and our Lord's grace was abundant, bringing faith and love 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 do not weigh us down,

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