Luke 7:41-43

41 “Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii,[a] 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 7:41 in Other Translations

KJV
41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
ESV
41 "A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
NLT
41 Then Jesus told him this story: “A man loaned money to two people—500 pieces of silver to one and 50 pieces to the other.
MSG
41 "Two men were in debt to a banker. One owed five hundred silver pieces, the other fifty.
CSB
41 "A creditor had two debtors. One owed 500 denarii, and the other 50.

Luke 7:41-43 In-Context

39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.”
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.
44 Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet.

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Footnotes 1

  • [a]. A denarius was the usual daily wage of a day laborer (see Matt. 20:2).
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