Matthew 18:22

“Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus saith vnto him, I say not vnto thee, Untill seuen times: but, Untill seuentie times seuen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus *said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times; but, Until seventy times seven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus says to him, I say not to you, Till seven times; but, Till seventy times seven.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus says to him, I say not to thee until seven times, but until seventy times seven.
- Darby Bible

Jesus saith to him, I say not to thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
- Webster's Bible

I do not say seven times, answered Jesus, "but seventy times seven times.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to him, "I don't tell you until seven times, but, until seventy times seven.
- World English Bible

Whether til seuen tymes? Jhesus seith to hym, Y seie not to thee, til seuene sithis; but til seuenti sithis seuene sithis.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus saith to him, `I do not say to thee till seven times, but till seventy times seven.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 18:22

18:22 Till seventy times seven - That is, as often as there is occasion. A certain number is put for an uncertain.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:22

Mt 18:22 Until seventy times seven. That is, there should be no limit at which it shall be refused if it is asked in the spirit of sincere penitence. By reference to Lu 17:4, one can see the condition of forgiveness. It is that the offender professes "repentance". We are to forgive men their trespasses on the same condition that God forgives us ours, and he does not forgive the impenitent. Our mercy must be just as unlimited as that of God.

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • Irene
    I like what Mockingbird said; everytime i read this - i am reminded how our mouths can run wild and hurt or just be mis-understood. I had this experience of a 'loose' mouth just recently, but it was 'just' a mis-understanding; my Sis. in the Lord and I got it cleared up though.
  • Ps gideon
    Yes is true Jesus he is our saviour and out lord We are find by him we bow today and say thank you Lord
  • Chukwuemeka
    Jesus is still in the business of finding lost souls and very soon no body would put up an excuse that nobody came looking for him when he was let the lost believe in his rescue business and make Jesus smile.
  • Jonathan McDade
    Praise the Lord for taking care of us and giving us love and mercy. It's only through his mercy that we are reunited with him, when you are lost in sin how sweet it is to be back in the arms of the Father. Amen
  • MockingBird
    The guy that had his dad as a minister for 60 yrs. Thanks for your comment : This opened my eyes : Yes , I see that he came to bring back to man what was lost in Adam in the garden : A relationship and fellowship with the Father God. Praise God !!! He restored !
  • MockingBird
    I believe that this passage is also talking about forgiveness and un forgiveness and I believe that this passage is also talking about what I say : I can have what I say : If I talk doubt and unbelief all day every day : that is what I get : Talk fear : That fear will come upon me : Talk Faith and Blessing all day everyday , not only on me but on all and everyone that I talk about. I will have to give an account of all that I speak on the day I stand before Jesus Christ . As well as every one else. No one will be left out on that day !!

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