Luke 7:49
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New International Version
The other guests began to say among themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"

New Living Translation
The men at the table said among themselves, "Who is this man, that he goes around forgiving sins?"

English Standard Version
Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?”

Berean Study Bible
But those at the table began to say to themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"

Berean Literal Bible
And those reclining began to say within themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"

New American Standard Bible
Those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say to themselves, "Who is this man who even forgives sins?"

King James Bible
And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those who were at the table with Him began to say among themselves, "Who is this man who even forgives sins?"

International Standard Version
Those who were at the table with them began to say among themselves, "Who is this man who even forgives sins?"

NET Bible
But those who were at the table with him began to say among themselves, "Who is this, who even forgives sins?"

New Heart English Bible
And those who were reclining with him began to say to themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But they who were reclining said in their souls, “Who is this that he even forgives sins?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The other guests thought, "Who is this man who even forgives sins?"

New American Standard 1977
And those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this man who even forgives sins?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And those that sat at food with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgives sins also?

King James 2000 Bible
And they that sat to eat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgives sins also?

American King James Version
And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgives sins also?

American Standard Version
And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that even forgiveth sins?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves: Who is this that forgiveth sins also?

Darby Bible Translation
And they that were with [them] at table began to say within themselves, Who is this who forgives also sins?

English Revised Version
And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that even forgiveth sins?

Webster's Bible Translation
And they that sat at table with him, began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?

Weymouth New Testament
Then the other guests began to say to themselves, "Who can this man be who even forgives sins?"

World English Bible
Those who sat at the table with him began to say to themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"

Young's Literal Translation
and those reclining with him (at meat) began to say within themselves, 'Who is this, who also doth forgive sins?'
Study Bible
A Sinful Woman Anoints Jesus
48Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49But those at the table began to say to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” 50And Jesus told the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”…
Cross References
Matthew 9:10
Later, as Jesus was dining at Matthew's house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with Him and His disciples.

Luke 5:21
But the scribes and Pharisees began to consider this and ask, "Who is this man who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
Treasury of Scripture

And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgives sins also?

Who.

Luke 5:20,21 And when he saw their faith, he said to him, Man, your sins are forgiven you…

Matthew 9:3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemes.

Mark 2:7 Why does this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?

(49) Who is this that forgiveth sins also?--Better, Who is this that even forgiveth sins? The thought that underlay the question, though apparently the questioners were different, was the same as that which had found utterance when like words were spoken in the synagogue at Capernaum. (See Luke 5:21; Mark 2:6; and Notes on Matthew 9:3.)

And they that sat at meat with him,.... Other Pharisees that sat at Simon's table with Christ, whom he had invited as guests, on this occasion of seeing and conversing with Jesus; or some of Simon's family, that sat down to eat with him;

began to say within themselves; that is, either thought and reasoned in their own minds, or whispered among themselves:

who is this that forgiveth sins also? who not content to transgress the traditions of the elders, by admitting a sinful woman to touch him, but assumes that to himself which is peculiar to God, to forgive sin: this they said, not as wondering at him, what manner of person he must be, that with such authority pronounced the forgiveness of sin, as Grotius thinks; but rather as offended with him, and filled with indignation against him, and so censuring and reproaching him for wickedness and blasphemy. 49, 50. they that sat … Who is this, etc.—No wonder they were startled to hear One who was reclining at the same couch, and partaking of the same hospitalities with themselves, assume the awful prerogative of "even forgiving sins." But so far from receding from this claim, or softening it down, our Lord only repeats it, with two precious additions: one, announcing what was the one secret of the "forgiveness" she had experienced, and which carried "salvation" in its bosom; the other, a glorious dismissal of her in that "peace" which she had already felt, but is now assured she has His full warrant to enjoy! This wonderful scene teaches two very weighty truths: (1) Though there be degrees of guilt, insolvency, or inability to wipe out the dishonor done to God, is common to all sinners. (2) As Christ is the Great Creditor to whom all debt, whether great or small, contracted by sinners is owing, so to Him belongs the prerogative of forgiving it. This latter truth is brought out in the structure and application of the present parable as it is nowhere else. Either then Jesus was a blaspheming deceiver, or He is God manifest in the flesh. 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!
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