Luke 17:4

And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if hee trespasse against thee seuen times in a day, and seuen times in a day turne againe to thee, saying, I repent, thou shalt forgiue him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, 'I repent,' forgive him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if he sin against thee seven times in the day, and seven times turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if he does you wrong seven times in a day, and seven times comes to you and says, I have regret for what I have done; let him have forgiveness.
- Basic English Bible

And if he should sin against thee seven times in the day, and seven times should return to thee, saying, I repent, thou shalt forgive him.
- Darby Bible

And if he shall trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day shall turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
- Webster's Bible

and if seven times in a day he acts wrongly towards you, and seven times turns again to you and says, `I am sorry,' you must forgive him."
- Weymouth Bible

If he sins against you seven times in the day, and seven times returns, saying, 'I repent,' you shall forgive him."
- World English Bible

And if seuene sithis in the dai he do synne ayens thee, and seuene sithis in the dai he be conuertid to thee, and seie, It forthenkith me, foryyue thou hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if seven times in the day he may sin against thee, and seven times in the day may turn back to thee, saying, I reform; thou shalt forgive him.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 17:4


17:4 If he sin against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day return, saying, I repent - That is, if he give sufficient proof that he does really repent, after having sinned ever so often, receive him just as if he had never sinned against thee. But this forgiveness is due only to real penitents. In a lower sense we are to forgive all, penitent or impenitent; (so as to bear them the sincerest good will, and to do them all the good we can;) and that not seven times only, but seventy times seven.


Discussion for Luke 17:4

  • R C Joyner for verse 4
    God's word is truth and will stand!
  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 4
    The Key is if your brother sins seven times in a day, and returns with a repentant heart, you shall forgive him. Jesus told Peter in Matthew 18 that you are to forgive your brother seventy times seven. To forgive is to cast away, in the depths of the ocean, and don't fish for the sin anymore. Just as when God forgives, He does not remember the sin anymore. Just as if you never sinned. So let all bitterness, wrath, and malice be put away from you. Be ye kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving one another, just as God has forgiven you in Christ Jesus.

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