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Matthew 18:21–22

Instruction About Forgiveness

21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? wUp to seven times?”

22 Jesus said to him, I do not say to you, xup to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.

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Matthew 18:21–22 — The New International Version (NIV)

21 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?”

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

Matthew 18:21–22 — English Standard Version (ESV)

21 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?” 22 Jesus said to him, I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.

Matthew 18:21–22 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

Matthew 18:21–22 — New Living Translation (NLT)

21 Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?”

22 No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, but seventy times seven!

Matthew 18:21–22 — New Century Version (NCV)

21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, when my fellow believer sins against me, how many times must I forgive him? Should I forgive him as many as seven times?”

22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, you must forgive him more than seven times. You must forgive him even if he wrongs you seventy times seven.

Matthew 18:21–22 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

21 Then came Peter and said to him, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? until seven times? 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times; but, Until seventy times seven.

Matthew 18:21–22 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

21 Then Peter came to him and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? until seven times? 22 Jesus says to him, I say not to thee until seven times, but until seventy times seven.

Matthew 18:21–22 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked him, “Lord, how often do I have to forgive a believer who wrongs me? Seven times?”

22 Jesus answered him, “I tell you, not just seven times, but seventy times seven.

Matthew 18:21–22 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

21 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?”

22 I tell you, not as many as seven,” Jesus said to him, but 70 times seven.

Matthew 18:21–22 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

21 Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.

Matthew 18:21–22 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

21 Then Peter came up to him and said, “Lord, how many times will my brother sin against me and I will forgive him? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven!

Matthew 18:21–22 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

21 Peter came to Jesus. He asked, “Lord, how many times should I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?”

22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but 77 times.

Matthew 18:21–22 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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

22 Jesus said to him, I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.