New American Standard Bible
Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
King James Bible
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
Darby Bible Translation
Jesus says to him, I say not to thee until seven times, but until seventy times seven.
World English Bible
Jesus said to him, "I don't tell you until seven times, but, until seventy times seven.
Young's Literal Translation
Jesus saith to him, 'I do not say to thee till seven times, but till seventy times seven.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Till seven times? - The Jews caught that a man was to forgive another three times, but not the fourth. Peter more than doubled this, and asked whether forgiveness was to be exercised to so great an extent.
I say not unto thee, Until seven times, but, Until seventy times seven - The meaning is, that we are not to limit our forgiveness to any fixed number of times. See Genesis 4:24. As often as a brother injures us and asks forgiveness, we are to forgive him. It is, indeed, his duty to ask forgiveness, Luke 17:4. If he does this, it is our duty to declare that we forgive him, and to treat him accordingly. If he does not ask us to forgive him, yet we are not at liberty to follow him with revenge and malice, but are still to treat him kindly and to do him good, Luke 10:30-37.
LibraryPersistence of Thwarted Love
'If so be that he find it.'--MATT. xviii. 13. 'Until he find it.'--LUKE xv. 4. Like other teachers, Jesus seems to have had favourite points of view and utterances which came naturally to His lips. There are several instances in the gospels of His repeating the same sayings in entirely different connections and with different applications. One of these habitual points of view seems to have been the thought of men as wandering sheep, and of Himself as the Shepherd. The metaphor has become so familiar …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Six Sweeping Statements.
False Ambition Versus Childlikeness.
Sin and Forgiveness Between Brethren.
If Cain is avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold."
"For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves.
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