MATTHEW 18:22

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

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Matthew 18:22 Translation & Meaning

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Jesus Ἰησοῦς Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
saith λέγει Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean saith
unto him, αὐτῷ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons unto him
I say λέγω Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean say
not Οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
unto thee, σοι To thee unto thee
Until ἕως A conjunction, preposition and adverb of continuance, until (of time and place) Until
seven times: ἑπτάκις Seven times seven times
but, ἀλλ' Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
Until ἕως A conjunction, preposition and adverb of continuance, until (of time and place) Until
seventy times ἑβδομηκοντάκις Seventy times seventy times
seven. ἑπτά Seven seven

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  • 20  For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

  • 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.

  • 23  Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.

  • 24  And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.




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