Luke 7:43
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.”

Berean Study Bible
“I suppose the one who was forgiven more,” Simon replied. “You have judged correctly.” Jesus said.

Berean Literal Bible
Simon answering, said, "I take it that he to whom he forgave the most." 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Simon answered, "I suppose it would be the one who had owed more and didn't have to pay it back." "You are right," Jesus said.

Good News Translation
"I suppose," answered Simon, "that it would be the one who was forgiven more." "You are right," said Jesus.

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."

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

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!"

New American Standard 1977
Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have judged correctly.”

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.'
Study Bible
A Sinful Woman Anoints Jesus
42When they were unable to repay him, he forgave both of them. Which one, then, will love him more?” 43“I suppose the one who was forgiven more,” Simon replied. “You have judged correctly.” Jesus said. 44And turning to the woman, He said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? When I entered your house, you did not give Me water for My feet, but she wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.…
Cross References
Matthew 18:27
His master had compassion on him, forgave his debt, and released him.

Luke 7:42
When they were unable to repay him, he forgave both of them. Which one, then, will love him more?"

Luke 7:44
And turning to the woman, He said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? When I entered your house, you did not give Me 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.

I.

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.

1 Corinthians 15:9,10
For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God…

2 Corinthians 5:14,15
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: …

Thou.

Luke 10:38
Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

Psalm 116:16-18
O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds…

Mark 12:34
And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.







Lexicon
“I suppose
Ὑπολαμβάνω (Hypolambanō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5274: (a) I take up, (b) I welcome, entertain, (c) I answer, (d) I suppose, imagine.

the [one who]
(hō)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

was forgiven
ἐχαρίσατο (echarisato)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5483: (a) To show favor to, (b) To pardon, forgive, (c) To show kindness.

more,”
πλεῖον (pleion)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular - Comparative
Strong's Greek 4119: Or neuter pleion, or pleon comparative of polus; more in quantity, number, or quality; also the major portion.

Simon
Σίμων (Simōn)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4613: Simon. Of Hebrew origin; Simon, the name of nine Israelites.

replied.
Ἀποκριθεὶς (Apokritheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

“You have judged
ἔκρινας (ekrinas)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

correctly.”
Ὀρθῶς (Orthōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3723: Rightly. Adverb from orthos; in a straight manner, i.e. correctly.

[Jesus] said.
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.
(43) I suppose that he. . . .--The same word occurs in the same sense as Acts 2:15. As used here, it seems to carry with it a tone partly of indifference, partly of uneasiness and perplexity as to what the drift of the parable might be.

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." 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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