Luke 7:47

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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore, I say vnto thee, her sinnes, which are many, are forgiuen, for she loued much: but to whom litle is forgiuen, the same loueth litle.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

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."
- Weymouth 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."
- World English Bible

For the which thing Y seie to thee, many synnes ben foryouun to hir, for sche hath loued myche; and to whom is lesse foryouun, he loueth lesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

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.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 7:47


7:47 Those many sins of hers are forgiven; therefore she loveth much - The fruit of her having had much forgiven. It should carefully be observed here, that her love is mentioned as the effect and evidence, not the cause of her pardon. She knew that much had been forgiven her, and therefore she loved much.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 7:47


Lu 7:47 Wherefore I say unto thee. This woman, a great sinner, shows that she is forgiven by her great love. Her faith in Jesus led her to trust for forgiveness.

Discussion for Luke 7

  • Bruce
    Nick: John, baptized Jesus knowing he is The Savior!
    John is Now setting in a dirty smelly prison cell, probably bruised and bloody, where the food isn't so great. Wondering, is this the one? Is there another? So he sends his disciples to ask are you the one? The flesh needs confirmation.
    Blessed assurance He is the One !
    Peace like a river!
  • BSP
    Verse 47 shows that if we want to be forgiven, we must love much and forgive others.
  • Mim
    micah 7:7 But as for me I watch and wait in hope for the Lord. I wait for my God my Savior .My God will hear me I m waiting . still in prayer , for He will answer . I know Jesus is the most powerful name in the universe. I will wait.
  • Charles fiorucci
    yes we are human but we need to walk in holiness before the lord
    strive for holiness. the widow of nain was blessed to have the lord jesus
    christ raise her son back to life. jesus still heals today but not in our
    time . praise the lord jesus christ. the woman with the alabaster
    box was a prostitute who repented of her sins and received
    the lord jesus christ as a personal saviour
  • 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,

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