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

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Jesus in action! He has power to heal body and soul. He forgave the sins of the woman. He can forgive our sins even if they are as red as scarlet, He will wash us clean as snow. Only confess and belief.
  • A disciple
    (18-23) John the Baptist was filled mightily with the Holy Ghost from his mother's womb; and he never had any kind of crisis of doubting, like some teach: but from the day he started preaching to the people, John knew that he was sent to go before the Lord, to announce His coming, and direct all men to "Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world;" and that, "He must increase!"
  • Stephende
    As Byron says, here is John in prison unable to all together construe what is happening with his cousin, Jesus,even though he witnessed the holy spirit descend opon him like a dove and heard the voice of God commending Jesus as his son. Faith is hard. It must be hard fought
  • Merry
    Jesus is filled with compassion...praises!...Christ travels from town to town teaching the ways of God and loving people. We as believers in Christ must do the same. "Unity of Oneness "
  • David A
    Jesus seems 2 b quoting first part of isaiah 35 prophecy speaking of the miracles... but Isaiah goes on yet jesus left out about the righteous being upheld and the wicked sinners being judged.. Jesus was telling john he knew what troubled him.. John saw the miracles but where was the wickeds' judgments? explains why Jesus went on 2 say Jon would b least n kingdom if relying on his own record
  • 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!

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