“Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.”
King James Version (KJV)
18:22 Till seventy times seven - That is, as often as there is occasion. A certain number is put for an uncertain.
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.