Matthew 18:21-22 (KJV) -- Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. "Seventy times seven" is a good literal translation of the Greek. But probably not the best rendering for the 21st-century English reader. Wanna know why?