172 Unlimited Forgiveness

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(1a) 1Q or ?2Q: Luke 17:4 = Matt 18:21-22
(1b) GNaz 15ab

Crossan analysis:

Item: 172
Stratum: I (30-60 CE)
Attestation: Single
Historicity: +


(1a) 1Q or ?2Q: Luke 17:4

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.

“καὶ ἐὰν ἑπτάκις τῆς ἡμέρας ἁμαρτήσῃ εἰς σὲ καὶ ἑπτάκις ἐπιστρέψῃ πρὸς σὲ λέγων· μετανοῶ, ἀφήσεις αὐτῷ.” (Luke 17:4 GNT-T)

= Matt 18:21-22

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.

“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 ἀλλὰ ἕως ἑβδομηκοντάκις ἑπτά.” (Matthew 18:21–22 GNT-T)

(1b) Gospel of the Nazarenes 15ab

Ch. 5 Quoted by Jerome, Against the Pelagians 3:

In the same book said, 1 "If your brother or sister has wronged you verbally and has made amends, welcome him or her seven times a day." His disciple Simon said to him, "Seven times a day?" The Lord answered him, "That's right; in fact, up to seventy times seven times. 2 The prophets themselves were capable of sinful talk, even after they were anointed with the holy spirit." [Complete Gospels]

“Τὸ Ἰουδαϊκὸν ἑξῆς ἔχει μετὰ τὸ ἑβδομηκοντάκις ἑπτά· “καὶ γὰρ ἐν τοῖς προφήταις μετὰ τὸ χρισθῆναι αὐτοὺς ἐν πνεύματι ἁγίῳ εὑρίσκετο ἐν αὐτοῖς λόγος ἁμαρτίας.” (Nazarene 1:15 AGOSP-T)