Luke 7:43

“Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Simon answered, and saide, I suppose, that hee to whome he forgaue most. And he said vnto him, Thou hast rightly iudged.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Simon answered and said, "I suppose the one whom he forgave more. And He said to him, "You have judged correctly.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Simon answered and said, He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Simon, in answer, said, It seems he whose debt was greater. And he said, Your decision is right.
- Basic English Bible

And Simon answering said, I suppose he to whom he forgave the most. And he said to him, Thou hast rightly judged.
- Darby Bible

Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said to him, Thou hast rightly judged.
- Webster's Bible

I suppose, replied Simon, "the one to whom he forgave most." "You have judged rightly," Jesus rejoined.
- Weymouth Bible

Simon answered, "He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most." He said to him, "You have judged correctly."
- World English Bible

Symount answeride, and seide, Y gesse, that he to whom he foryaf more. And he answeride to hym, Thou hast demyd riytli.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Simon answering said, `I suppose that to whom he forgave the more;' and he said to him, `Rightly thou didst judge.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 7:43


7:43 Which of them will love him most? - Neither of them will love him at all, before he has forgiven them. An insolvent debtor, till he is forgiven, does not love, but fly his creditor.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 7:43


Lu 7:43 To whom he forgave most. Forgiveness is the only hope of sinners. There is a peculiar gratitude which the restored wanderer realizes, to which the one who has grown up in rectitude must be a stranger. Both may love with all the heart, yet their love will not possess precisely the same characteristics.

Discussion for Luke 7

  • Irene to Nick on Luke 7
    because we are all 'human' and from time to time we all have doubts; John's problem was as simple as that
  • Donald Iwen
    Nick Nkole, i think it was because John the Baptist was in prison by now and cut off from the rest of the world only hearing rumors. there was no way for him to verify what he was hearing inside,
  • Nick Nkole
    Why did John question if Jesus was what they had expected should come?
  • Sydney Heimericks
    what do i think of Luke ..... ? what i think is - it's not what i think of Luke; because 'Luke' is part of God's word - it's what Luke (God) thinks of me. I didn't 'choose' God; He chose me.

    I cannot tell you what i think of 'Luke' because to God - it does not matter.
  • Fekadu Jara
    In Luke 7:39 The accuser, Satan, was there sending the Pharisees as his agent, to accuse the woman because of her longstanding sin. They are there to watch here grave of sin, and to keep here under the oppression of guilt mind set. But this woman, knew something greater than her guilt mind set, somebody is there, in the midst of her accusation, who can lift her from grave of sin, by His power.
  • Richard Williams
    I love Luke chapter seven because Christ did so much in such little time, besides the resurrection of Christ the widow of Nain is my favorite instance of resurrection because she had everything to loose if Christ had not brought her son back to life. Also the fact that Christ had compassion on her.

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