Luke 7:43
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New International Version
Simon replied, "I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven." "You have judged correctly," Jesus said.

New Living Translation
Simon answered, "I suppose the one for whom he canceled the larger debt." "That's right," Jesus said.

English Standard Version
Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.”

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

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Simon answered, "I suppose the one he forgave more." "You have judged correctly," He told him.

International Standard Version
Simon answered, "I suppose the one who had the larger debt canceled." Jesus told him, "You have answered correctly."

NET Bible
Simon answered, "I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled." Jesus said to him, "You have judged rightly."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Shimeon answered and he said, “I suppose that he who was forgiven most.” Yeshua said to him, “You have judged correctly.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Simon answered, "I suppose the one who had the largest debt canceled." Jesus said to him, "You're right!"

Jubilee Bible 2000
Simon answered and said, I suppose that he to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.

King James 2000 Bible
Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, You have rightly judged.

American King James Version
Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said to him, You have rightly judged.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Simon answering, said: I suppose that he to whom he forgave most. And he said to him: Thou hast judged rightly.

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

English Revised Version
Simon answered and said, He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
And Simon answering said, 'I suppose that to whom he forgave the more;' and he said to him, 'Rightly thou didst judge.'
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 43. - Thou hast rightly judged. "Come, now, I will show thee what I meant by my little story, in thine answer. Thou hast judged thyself. Thou art the man with the little debt of sin, as thou thinkest, and the little love given in return for the cancelled debt; for see how thou hast treated me thy Guest, and how she has made up for thy lack of friendship and courtesy." The following contrasts are adduced by the Master: "Thou didst not provide me with that which is so usual to offer guests - I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet" (in those hot dusty countries, after walking, water to wash the feet was scarcely a luxury, it was rather a necessity); "in thy house the only water which has touched my feet was the warm rain of this sad woman's tears."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Simon answered and said,.... Very readily, without any hesitation, not being aware of the application of it, to the instance he had been pondering in his mind:

I suppose, that he to whom he forgave most; it was his opinion, and to him a plain case, that he that owed the largest debt, and that being forgiven him fully, and freely, as he was under the greatest obligation, so as he ought, he would show the greatest love and affection to his kind and gracious creditor:

and he said unto him; that is, Jesus said, as the Syriac and Persic versions express it:

thou hast rightly judged; this is a right and true judgment of the case; it is according to the nature and truth of things, and what is obvious and clear at first sight, and which every one must agree to.



Luke 7:43 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Parable of the Two Debtors
42"When they were unable to repay, he graciously forgave them both. So which of them will love him more?" 43Simon answered and said, "I suppose the one whom he forgave more." And He said to him, "You have judged correctly." 44Turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.…
Cross References
Matthew 18:27
The servant's master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.

Luke 7:42
Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?"

Luke 7:44
Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
Treasury of Scripture

Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said to him, You have rightly judged.

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