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Luke 7:40–43

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

41 A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred adenarii, and the other fifty. 42 bWhen they could not pay, he ccancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, You have judged rightly.”

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Luke 7:40–43 — The New International Version (NIV)

40 Jesus answered him, Simon, I have something to tell you.”

“Tell me, teacher,” he said.

41 Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 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?”

43 Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.”

You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.

Luke 7:40–43 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on. 41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. 42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? 43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.

Luke 7:40–43 — New Living Translation (NLT)

40 Then Jesus answered his thoughts. Simon,” he said to the Pharisee, I have something to say to you.”

“Go ahead, Teacher,” Simon replied.

41 Then Jesus told him this story: A man loaned money to two people500 pieces of silver to one and 50 pieces to the other. 42 But neither of them could repay him, so he kindly forgave them both, canceling their debts. Who do you suppose loved him more after that?”

43 Simon answered, “I suppose the one for whom he canceled the larger debt.”

That’s right, Jesus said.

Luke 7:40–43 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

40 And Jesus answered and said to him, Simon, I have something to say to you.”

So he said, “Teacher, say it.”

41 There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?”

43 Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.”

And He said to him, You have rightly judged.”

Luke 7:40–43 — New Century Version (NCV)

40 Jesus said to the Pharisee, “Simon, I have something to say to you.”

Simon said, “Teacher, tell me.”

41 Jesus said, “Two people owed money to the same banker. One owed five hundred coins and the other owed fifty. 42 They had no money to pay what they owed, but the banker told both of them they did not have to pay him. Which person will love the banker more?”

43 Simon, the Pharisee, answered, “I think it would be the one who owed him the most money.”

Jesus said to Simon, “You are right.”

Luke 7:40–43 — American Standard Version (ASV)

40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Teacher, say on. 41 A certain lender had two debtors: the one owed five hundred shillings, and the other fifty. 42 When they had not wherewith to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most? 43 Simon answered and said, He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.

Luke 7:40–43 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

40 And Jesus answering said to him, Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. And he says, Teacher, say it. 41  There were two debtors of a certain creditor: one owed five hundred denarii and the other fifty; 42 but as they had nothing to pay, he forgave both of them their debt: say, which of them therefore will love him most? 43 And Simon answering said, I suppose he to whom he forgave the most. And he said to him, Thou hast rightly judged.

Luke 7:40–43 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

40 Jesus spoke up, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” 

Simon replied, “Teacher, you’re free to speak.” 

41 ⸤So Jesus said,⸥ “Two men owed a moneylender some money. One owed him five hundred silver coins, and the other owed him fifty. 42 When they couldn’t pay it back, he was kind enough to cancel their debts. Now, who do you think will love him the most?” 

43 Simon answered, “I suppose the one who had the largest debt canceled.” 

Jesus said to him, “You’re right!”

Luke 7:40–43 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

40 Jesus replied to him, Simon, I have something to say to you.”

“Teacher,” he said, “say it.”

41 A creditor had two debtors. One owed 500 denarii, and the other 50. 42 Since they could not pay it back, he graciously forgave them both. So, which of them will love him more?”

43 Simon answered, “I suppose the one he forgave more.”

You have judged correctly,” He told him.

Luke 7:40–43 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

40 Jesus spoke up and said to him, Simon, I have something to say to you.” “Teacher,” he replied, “speak.” 41 A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he canceled the debts for both of them. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered, “I suppose the one for whom he canceled the greater debt.” And Jesus said to him, You have judged rightly.”

Luke 7:40–43 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

40 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he said, “Teacher, say it.” 41 “There were two debtors who owed a certain creditor. One owed five hundred denarii and the other fifty. 42 When they were not able to repay him, he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered and said, “I suppose that it is the one to whom he forgave more.” And he said to him, “You have judged correctly.”

Luke 7:40–43 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

40 Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.”

“Tell me, teacher,” he said.

41 “Two people owed money to a certain lender. One owed him 500 silver coins. The other owed him 50 silver coins. 42 Neither of them had the money to pay him back. So he let them go without paying. Which of them will love him more?”

43 Simon replied, “I suppose the one who owed the most money.”

“You are right,” Jesus said.

Luke 7:40–43 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

40 And 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.

42 When they were unable to repay, he graciously forgave them both. So which of them will love him more?”

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


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