Gospel of Luke
Gospel of Luke Sin and Forgiveness Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins. (NRSV 1:76-77)
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins. (KJV 1:76-77)
Zachariah has some high expectations for his baby boy Johnny. And since Zachariah is "filled with the Holy Spirit" (1:67), we better pay attention.
He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. (NRSV 3:3)
And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. (KJV 3:3)
And of course, John more or less lives up to his father's expectations from 1:66-67. Baptism is a kind of ritual-bath by which someone cleanses the BO of their sins.
But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus's knees, saying, "Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!" (NRSV 5:8)
When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus's knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. (KJV 5:8)
Even one-time "sinners" will become the central movers and shakers in the early Christian movement. Luke argues that having the self-awareness to call yourself a sinner is the first mark of self-improvement.