Matthew 18:22

“Iesus saith vnto him, I say not vnto thee, Untill seuen times: but, Untill seuentie times seuen.”

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Other Translations

Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
- King James Version

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

  • Angelito Buccahan
    the text is very clear that God's presence is in those who gather in His name regardless of number. It shows that God is not after the number of people in a gathering because of His name like bible studies, prayer meeting, etc. And He did not say that if you are alone praying He is not with...
  • I, even I, am that Michael Isaac Dale:
    How is it that you boast of yourself, saying, By my own sight I did much! and, By my own hand I obtained much! Yet ye ignore the grace of God then, and confess not your own sins now: saying, God is all powerful and no man can resist his will, so why should I repent? Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
  • Jennifer
    Tsk tsk... Those of you pushing denominational worship and "rule of the church" are actually WRONG... Many times over the Holy Bible warns of "the sects" and being "decieved by false teachings"... I mean according to each denomination, everyone else is doomed to the lake of fire... Nowhere in the Bible does it state that we must report to a designated building to worship him...
  • David
    Jesus teaches us in this chapter to cut of anything or anyone who tempts us in life. But also a few verses down He teaches that if he is our brother or sister in Christ, before we cut them of there are steps of trying to help them. If those steps don't work, only then cut them off. Praise God for this wisdom!
  • BSP
    Verse 8~If something or someone is making us stumble spiritually we may need to take strong action and get away from that person or thing and draw close to Jehovah God.
  • Obbie Beal
    35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. (at home, in the streets, jobs, daily we fight with with anger because from the heart we are tempted to not-forgive as direct by Jehovah /GOD. Wow! Wow! Wow!

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