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

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 18:37 PILATE THEREFORE SAID UNTO HIM ART THOU A KING THEN JESUS ANSWERED THOU SAYEST THAT I AM A KING TO THIS END WAS I BORN AND FOR THIS CAUSE CAME I INTO THE WORLD THAT I SHOULD BEAR WITNESS UNTO THE TRUTH EVERYONE THAT IS OF THE TRUTH HEARETH MY VOICE --- 2 THESSALONIANS 2:10 AND WITH ALL DECEIVEABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEM THAT PERISH BECAUSE THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH --- JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE NOT TESTTIMONY FROM MAN --- BUT THESE THINGS I SAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED --- JOHN 17:17 SANCTIFY THEM THROUGH THY TRUTH THY WORD IS TRUTH --- 1 KINGS 2:4 THAT THE LORD MAY CONTINUE HIS WORD WHICH HE SPAKE CONCERNING ME SAYING --- IF --- THY CHILDREN TAKE HEED TO THEIR WAY TO WALK BEFORE ME IN TRUTH WITH ALL THEIR HEART AND WITH ALL THEIR SOUL THERE SHALL NOT FAIL THEE SAID HE A MAN ON THE THRONE OF ISRAEL --- ACTS 3:26 UNTO YOU FIRST GOD HAVING SENT HIS SON JESUS SENT HIM TO BLESS YOU IN TURNING AWAY EVERYONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQUITIES --- JOHN 5:38 AND YOU HAVE NOT HIS WORD ABIDING IN YOU FOR WHOM HE HATH SENT HIM YOU BELIEVE NOT
  • BSP
    Jesus came to save the lost ones. We are grateful for the ransom of Jesus because without this ransom we would still be lost and with no chance of survival.
  • ADAM Ulysses Shuler
    I BELIEVE IN JESUS AND GOD IS THE FIRST AND THE LAST AND AS MY SAVOIR.
  • Felix Katue
    this was so much encouraging me
  • Betty Deloach
    Knowing that Jesus is looking forward to a new day to be present with us, not in body but through the Holy Spirit is an awesome feeling and just knowing that, I have something to look forward to as a believer in Christ. Also, in the Spirit no matter where one lives, he will be with us all. He is omnipresent. Thanks God for Jesus and His amazing grace.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Like the lord in verse 27, Jesus is willing to forgive all our sins so we can be blameless when we appear before Him at His Judgement Seat. We should also adopt the same posture of forgiving all those who trespass against us, countless times.

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