Matthew 18:22

22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.a

Read Matthew 18:22 Using Other Translations

Jesus saith unto him,I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.
“No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!

What does Matthew 18:22 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 18:22

Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee
Which is as if he had said, observe what I am about to say, I do not agree to what thou sayest to fix the number, "until seven times only", but

until seventy times seven;
a certain number for an uncertain, see ( Genesis 4:24 ) . Christ's meaning is, that a man should be all the days, and every day of his life, forgiving those that sin against him, as often as they repent and acknowledge their fault; and that no time is to be set for the exercise of the grace of forgiveness; but as often as there are objects and occasions, though ever so many and frequent, it should be used; and which he illustrates by the following parable.

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