“Then the Lord said to him, ‘Not so! Whoever kills Cain will suffer a sevenfold vengeance.’ And the Lord put a mark on Cain, so that no one who came upon him would kill him.” – Genesis 4:15 (NRSV)

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“If Cain is avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy-sevenfold.” – Genesis 4:24 (NRSV)

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“Τότε προσελθὼν ὁ Πέτρος εἶπεν αὐτῷ κύριε, ποσάκις ἁμαρτήσει εἰς ἐμὲ ὁ ἀδελφός μου καὶ ἀφήσω αὐτῷ; ἕως ἑπτάκις; λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς οὐ λέγω σοι ἕως ἑπτάκις ἀλλ’ ἕως ἑβδομηκοντάκις ἑπτά.” – Κατα Μαθθαιον 18:21-22 (Nestle-Aland)

“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?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.'” – Matthew 18:21-22 (NRSV)

“καὶ ἐὰν ἑπτάκις τῆς ἡμέρας ἁμαρτήσῃ εἰς σὲ καὶ ἑπτάκις ἐπιστρέψῃ πρὸς σὲ λέγων μετανοῶ, ἀφήσεις αὐτῷ.” – Κατα Λοφυκαν 17:4 (Nestle-Aland)

“And if the same person sins against you seven times a day, and turns back to you seven times and says, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive.” –  Luke 17:4 (NRSV)

Hemessen, Jan Sanders van. The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant. 1556. Oil on panel.

Crumb, Robert, and Robert Alter. The Book of Genesis Illustrated.
Hemessen, Jan Sanders van. The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant. 1556. Oil on panel.

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