Luke 7:40
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New International Version
Jesus answered him, "Simon, I have something to tell you." "Tell me, teacher," he said.

New Living Translation
Then Jesus answered his thoughts. "Simon," he said to the Pharisee, "I have something to say to you." "Go ahead, Teacher," Simon replied.

English Standard Version
And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.”

New American Standard Bible
And Jesus answered him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." And he replied, "Say it, Teacher."

King James Bible
And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus replied to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you."" Teacher," he said, "say it."

International Standard Version
Jesus told him, "Simon, I have something to ask you." "Teacher," he replied, "ask it."

NET Bible
So Jesus answered him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." He replied, "Say it, Teacher."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua answered and he said to him, “Shimeon, I have something to tell you.” But he said to him, “Say it, Rabbi.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus spoke up, "Simon, I have something to say to you." Simon replied, "Teacher, you're free to speak."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have something to say unto thee. And he said, Master, say on.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have something to say unto you. And he said, Teacher, say on.

American King James Version
And Jesus answering said to him, Simon, I have somewhat to say to you. And he said, Master, say on.

American Standard Version
And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Teacher, say on.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus answering, said to him: Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. But he said: Master, say it.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus answering said to him, Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. And he says, Teacher, say [it].

English Revised Version
And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus answering, said to him, Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. And he saith, Master, speak.

Weymouth New Testament
In answer to his thoughts Jesus said to him, "Simon, I have a word to say to you." "Rabbi, say on," he replied.

World English Bible
Jesus answered him, "Simon, I have something to tell you." He said, "Teacher, say on."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus answering said unto him, 'Simon, I have something to say to thee;' and he saith, 'Teacher, say on.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:36-50 None can truly perceive how precious Christ is, and the glory of the gospel, except the broken-hearted. But while they feel they cannot enough express self-abhorrence on account of sin, and admiration of his mercy, the self-sufficient will be disgusted, because the gospel encourages such repenting sinners. The Pharisee, instead of rejoicing in the tokens of the woman's repentance, confined his thoughts to her former bad character. But without free forgiveness none of us can escape the wrath to come; this our gracious Saviour has purchased with his blood, that he may freely bestow it on every one that believes in him. Christ, by a parable, forced Simon to acknowledge that the greater sinner this woman had been, the greater love she ought to show to Him when her sins were pardoned. Learn here, that sin is a debt; and all are sinners, are debtors to Almighty God. Some sinners are greater debtors; but whether our debt be more or less, it is more than we are able to pay. God is ready to forgive; and his Son having purchased pardon for those who believe in him, his gospel promises it to them, and his Spirit seals it to repenting sinners, and gives them the comfort. Let us keep far from the proud spirit of the Pharisee, simply depending upon and rejoicing in Christ alone, and so be prepared to obey him more zealously, and more strongly to recommend him unto all around us. The more we express our sorrow for sin, and our love to Christ, the clearer evidence we have of the forgiveness of our sins. What a wonderful change does grace make upon a sinner's heart and life, as well as upon his state before God, by the full remission of all his sins through faith in the Lord Jesus!

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 40. - And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on. How accurately did the Master read Simon's heart. Not a real Prophet because he was in ignorance of the character and life of the woman whom he suffered without rebuke to pour the fragrant ointment over him! We almost see the half-sad smile flickering on the Teacher's lips as he turned and spoke to his host. Such a parable-story as Jesus was about to give utterance to was no uncommon form of teaching on such an occasion when a well-known Rabbi like Jesus was Guest at a festal gathering.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Jesus answering said unto him,.... Christ being God omniscient, knew not only the character and conversation of this woman, which were publicly known by all, that knew any thing of her, but also the secret thoughts and reasonings of the Pharisee, and makes answer to them; which shows, that he was a prophet, in the sense of this man; yea, more than a prophet:

Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee; this could not be Simon Peter, Christ spoke to, as some have suggested; for the answer is made unto the Pharisee, and he is the person addressed by the name of Simon; even he, into whose house Christ entered, and now was, as appears from Luke 7:44.

And he saith, Master; or teacher, or doctor; or as the Syriac version, "Rabbi"; which was the common salutation of doctors:

say on. This was a way of speaking in use with the Jews, giving leave to proceed in a discourse; and as Christ was now a guest in this man's house, he asks leave of him, and he grants him it: so we read of R. Simeon ben Gamaliel (z) that he said to R. Ishmael ben Elishah,

"is it thy pleasure that I should say before thee one thing? he said unto him, "say on".''

Again, R. Jochanan ben Zaccai said (a) to a certain governor,

"suffer me to say one thing to thee: he replied to him, "say on".''

(z) Abot R. Nathan, c. 38. fol. 9. 2.((a) Bemidbar Rabba, sect. 4. fol. 183. 1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

40-43. Like Nathan with David, our Lord conceals His home thrust under the veil of a parable, and makes His host himself pronounce upon the case. The two debtors are the woman and Simon; the criminality of the one was ten times that of the other (in the proportion of "five hundred" to "fifty"); but both being equally insolvent, both are with equal frankness forgiven; and Simon is made to own that the greatest debtor to forgiving mercy will cling to her Divine Benefactor with the deepest gratitude. Does our Lord then admit that Simon was a forgiving man? Let us see.

Luke 7:40 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Parable of the Two Debtors
40And Jesus answered him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." And he replied, "Say it, Teacher." 41"A moneylender had two debtors: one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.…
Cross References
Luke 7:39
When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is--that she is a sinner."

Luke 7:41
"Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
Treasury of Scripture

And Jesus answering said to him, Simon, I have somewhat to say to you. And he said, Master, say on.

answering.

Luke 5:22,31 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said to them, …

Luke 6:8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered …

John 16:19,30 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said to them, …

Master.

Luke 18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I …

Luke 20:20,21 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves …

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to you as the people comes, and they sit before you …

Malachi 1:6 A son honors his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a …

Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied …

Matthew 26:49 And immediately he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.

John 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know …

John 13:13 You call me Master and Lord: and you say well; for so I am.

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