Luke 7:42
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New International Version
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?"

King James Bible
And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?

Darby Bible Translation
but as they had nothing to pay, he forgave both of them [their debt]: [say,] which of them therefore will love him most?

World English Bible
When they couldn't pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most?"

Young's Literal Translation
and they not having wherewith to give back, he forgave both; which then of them, say thou, will love him more?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Which of them will love him most? - Which is under the greater obligation and should love him most?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Psalm 49:7,8 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him...

Matthew 18:25,26,34 But for as much as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had...

Romans 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written...

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Psalm 32:1-5 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered...

Psalm 51:1-3 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness...

Psalm 103:3 Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases;

Isaiah 43:25 I, even I, am he that blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and will not remember your sins.

Isaiah 44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, your transgressions, and, as a cloud, your sins: return to me; for I have redeemed you.

Jeremiah 31:33,34 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, said the LORD...

Daniel 9:18,19 O my God, incline your ear, and hear; open your eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by your name...

Micah 7:18-20 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage...

Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

Acts 13:38,39 Be it known to you therefore, men and brothers, that through this man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins...

Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Romans 4:5-8 But to him that works not, but believes on him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness...

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Ephesians 4:32 And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you.

Colossians 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do you.

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June 10 Evening
As Christ forgave you, so also do ye.--COL. 3:13. There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both.--I forgave thee all that debt; shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee? When ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

A Gluttonous Man and a Winebibber
'The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!'--LUKE vii. 34. Jesus Christ very seldom took any notice of the mists of calumny that drifted round Him. 'When He was reviled He reviled not again.' If ever He did allude to them it was for the sake of the people who were harming themselves by uttering them. So here, without the slightest trace of irritation, He quotes a malignant charge which was evidently in the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

On the Words of the Gospel, Luke vii. 37, "And Behold, a Woman who was in the City, a Sinner," Etc. On the Remission of Sins,
1. Since I believe that it is the will of God that I should speak to you on the subject whereof we are now reminded by the words of the Lord out of the Holy Scriptures, I will by His assistance deliver to you, Beloved, a Sermon touching the remission of sins. For when the Gospel was being read, ye gave most earnest heed, and the story was reported, and represented before the eyes of your heart. For ye saw, not with the body, but with the mind, the Lord Jesus Christ "sitting at meat in the Pharisee's
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

On Dress
"Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of -- wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; "But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price." 1 Pet. 3:3, 4. 1. St. Paul exhorts all those who desire to "be transformed by the renewal of their minds," and to "prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God," not to be "conformed to this world." [Rom. 12:2]
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Cross References
Matthew 6:12
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

Matthew 18:25
Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.

Matthew 18:27
The servant's master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.

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

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