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

  • Matt
    Yes, when someone comes to you and sincerely asks you to forgive them, you forgive them. Otherwise, He will not forgive you when you sin/ trespass against Him. If they don't come to you, you should forgive them in your heart so it doesn't wear on you. You don't have to go around them, necessarily, but forgive them to show you are spiritually mature/ complete.
  • Gee Law
    Vs.18-35: God wants us to forgive all that offend us. If Christ could pay the supreme price for our sins by dying on the cross, He wants us, likewise to forgive all men-70×7 times. Wao! Our God is sp loving and compassionate! If only we as humans cpuld follow God's word on daily nasis, we shall bw living in Heaven here on Earth. God bless is all that are obedient to this command. Amen.
  • Othelia morrison
    I just ❤God's Holy Precious Word. The more I read , the more I study the more I fall in ❤ with the Father, Son,
  • MockingBird
    A child is so trusting : not afraid !! Converted is a turning from to a turning to . The Grace of God is the efficient cause, human agency the responding effect . The grace of God is Truly Amazing !!
  • BSP
    Jesus said that his disciple must be like little children. Little children are humble and teachable and we must be like them in this way.
  • Wayne
    Jesus says, v. 3 except you b converted and become as little a child, you shall not enter the kingdom of Heaven. There is no merit in just acting like a child.

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