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

  • 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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