Matthew 18:21
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New International Version
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?"

New Living Translation
Then Peter came to him and asked, "Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?"

English Standard Version
Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?”

Berean Study Bible
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother who sins against me? Up to seven times?"

Berean Literal Bible
Then Peter having come, said to Him, "Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I will forgive him? Up to seven times?"

New American Standard Bible
Then Peter came and said to Him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?"

King James Bible
Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Peter came to Him and said, "Lord, how many times could my brother sin against me and I forgive him? As many as seven times?"

International Standard Version
Then Peter came up and asked him, "Lord, how many times may my brother sin against me and I have to forgive him? Seven times?"

NET Bible
Then Peter came to him and said, "Lord, how many times must I forgive my brother who sins against me? As many as seven times?"

New Heart English Bible
Then Peter came to him and said, "Lord, how often can my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then Kaypha approached him, and he said, “My Lord, “If my brother commits an offense against me, how many times shall I forgive him? Seven times?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked him, "Lord, how often do I have to forgive a believer who wrongs me? Seven times?"

New American Standard 1977
Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Peter came to him and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? until seven times?

King James 2000 Bible
Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

American King James Version
Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

American Standard Version
Then came Peter and said to him, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? until seven times?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then came Peter unto him and said: Lord, how often shall my brother offend against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

Darby Bible Translation
Then Peter came to him and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? until seven times?

English Revised Version
Then came Peter, and said to him, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? until seven times?

Webster's Bible Translation
Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

Weymouth New Testament
At this point Peter came to Him with the question, "Master, how often shall my brother act wrongly towards me and I forgive him? seven times?"

World English Bible
Then Peter came and said to him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until seven times?"

Young's Literal Translation
Then Peter having come near to him, said, 'Sir, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him -- till seven times?'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:21-35 Though we live wholly on mercy and forgiveness, we are backward to forgive the offences of our brethren. This parable shows how much provocation God has from his family on earth, and how untoward his servants are. There are three things in the parable: 1. The master's wonderful clemency. The debt of sin is so great, that we are not able to pay it. See here what every sin deserves; this is the wages of sin, to be sold as a slave. It is the folly of many who are under strong convictions of their sins, to fancy they can make God satisfaction for the wrong they have done him. 2. The servant's unreasonable severity toward his fellow-servant, notwithstanding his lord's clemency toward him. Not that we may make light of wronging our neighbour, for that is also a sin against God; but we should not aggravate our neighbour's wronging us, nor study revenge. Let our complaints, both of the wickedness of the wicked, and of the afflictions of the afflicted, be brought to God, and left with him. 3. The master reproved his servant's cruelty. The greatness of sin magnifies the riches of pardoning mercy; and the comfortable sense of pardoning mercy, does much to dispose our hearts to forgive our brethren. We are not to suppose that God actually forgives men, and afterwards reckons their guilt to them to condemn them; but this latter part of the parable shows the false conclusions many draw as to their sins being pardoned, though their after-conduct shows that they never entered into the spirit, or experienced the sanctifying grace of the gospel. We do not forgive our offending brother aright, if we do not forgive from the heart. Yet this is not enough; we must seek the welfare even of those who offend us. How justly will those be condemned, who, though they bear the Christian name, persist in unmerciful treatment of their brethren! The humbled sinner relies only on free, abounding mercy, through the ransom of the death of Christ. Let us seek more and more for the renewing grace of God, to teach us to forgive others as we hope for forgiveness from him.
Study Bible
The Unforgiving Servant
20For where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them.” 21Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22Jesus answered, “I tell you, not just seven times, but seventy-seven times!…
Cross References
Matthew 18:15
If your brother sins against you, go and confront him privately. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.

Luke 17:4
Even if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times returns to say, 'I repent,' you must forgive him."
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