Are forgiven (apewntai). Doric perfect passive form. See Luke 5:21Luke 5:23 . For she loved much (oti hgaphsen polu). Illustration or proof, not reason for the forgiveness. Her sins had been already forgiven and remained forgiven. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little (Hwi de oligon apietai oligon agapai). This explanation proves that the meaning of oti preceding is proof, not cause.