Parallel Verses

Amplified

And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time, the kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault, and violent men seize it by force [as a precious prize -- "a share in the heavenly kingdom is sought with most ardent zeal and intense exertion].

New American Standard Bible

"From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.

King James Version

And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

Holman Bible

From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been suffering violence, and the violent have been seizing it by force.

International Standard Version

"From the days of John the Baptist until the present, the kingdom from heaven has been forcefully advancing, and violent people have been attacking it,

A Conservative Version

And from the days of John the immerser until now the kingdom of the heavens is treated aggressively, and aggressors seize it.

American Standard Version

And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and men of violence take it by force.

An Understandable Version

And from the days of John the Immerser the kingdom of heaven is experiencing turmoil, for violent men are [trying to] take control of it [by bringing it into existence] forcibly [i.e., before its appointed time. See Acts 1:6-7].

Anderson New Testament

From the days of John the Immerser till now, the kingdom of heaven is taken by violence, and men of violence seize upon it eagerly.

Bible in Basic English

And from the days of John the Baptist till now, the kingdom of heaven is forcing its way in, and men of force take it.

Common New Testament

From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and men of violence take it by force.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Messiah is greater than he.) for ever since the appearance of John the Baptist the gospel kingdom is as it were invaded, and people of the most violent passions enter into it with zeal.

Darby Translation

But from the days of John the baptist until now, the kingdom of the heavens is taken by violence, and the violent seize on it.

Godbey New Testament

From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of the heavens suffers violence, and the violent are taking it by force.

Goodspeed New Testament

But from the time of John the Baptist until now men have been taking the Kingdom of Heaven by storm and impetuously crowding into it.

John Wesley New Testament

And from the days of John the Baptist till now, the kingdom of heaven is entered by force, and they which strive with all their might take it by violence.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

From the days of John the Baptist until now, life is given unto the kingdom of the heavens, and the valiant take hold of it.

Julia Smith Translation

From the days of John the Immerser till now the kingdom of the heavens is achieved by force, and they committing violence seize it eagerly.

King James 2000

And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven is treated violently, and the violent claim it.

Modern King James verseion

And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of Heaven is taken by violence, and the violent take it by force.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

From the time of John Baptist, hitherto, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence,

Moffatt New Testament

From the days of John the Baptist till now the Realm of heaven suffers violence, and the violent press into it.

Montgomery New Testament

"From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by storm.

NET Bible

From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and forceful people lay hold of it.

New Heart English Bible

And from the days of John the Baptist until now, the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.

Noyes New Testament

And from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent seize upon it.

Sawyer New Testament

And from the days of John the Baptist till now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.

The Emphasized Bible

But, from the days of John the Immerser, until even now, the kingdom of the heavens, is being invaded, and, invaders, are, seizing upon it.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But from the days of John the Baptist unto the present, the kingdom of heaven is assaulted by violence, and the invaders forcibly seize upon it.

Twentieth Century New Testament

From the time of John the Baptist to this very hour, the Kingdom of Heaven has been taken by force, and men using force have been seizing it.

Webster

And from the days of John the Baptist, until now, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

Weymouth New Testament

But from the time of John the Baptist till now, the Kingdom of the Heavens has been suffering violent assault, and the violent have been seizing it by force.

Williams New Testament

And from the days of John the Baptist until the present moment the kingdom of heaven has been continuously taken by storm, and those who take it by storm are seizing it as a precious prize.

World English Bible

From the days of John the Baptizer until now, the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.

Worrell New Testament

And from the time of John the Immerser until now, the Kingdom of Heaven is taken by storm, and violent men seize upon it;

Worsley New Testament

and from the days of John the baptist to this time, the kingdom of heaven is as it were forced into, and the most pressing seize upon it with eagerness.

Youngs Literal Translation

'And, from the days of John the Baptist till now, the reign of the heavens doth suffer violence, and violent men do take it by force,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

the days
ἡμέρα 
hemera 
day, daily 9, time, not tr,
Usage: 287

of John
Ἰωάννης 
Ioannes 
John , John , John , John
Usage: 116

the Baptist
Βαπτιστής 
Baptistes 
Usage: 10

ἕως 
heos 
till, unto, until, to, till 9,
Usage: 74

now
ἄρτι 
Arti 
Usage: 21

the kingdom
βασιλεία 
Basileia 
Usage: 54

of heaven
οὐρανός 
Ouranos 
Usage: 156

βιάζω 
Biazo 
Usage: 0

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

the violent
βιαστής 
Biastes 
Usage: 0

ἁρπάζω 
Harpazo 
Usage: 8

it

Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 11:12

References

Fausets

Context Readings

A Question From John The Baptist

11 Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time, the kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault, and violent men seize it by force [as a precious prize -- "a share in the heavenly kingdom is sought with most ardent zeal and intense exertion]. 13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied up until John.



Cross References

Luke 16:16

Until John came, there were the Law and the Prophets; since then the good news (the Gospel) of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone strives violently to go in [would force his own way rather than God's way into it].

Matthew 21:23-32

And when He entered the sacred enclosure of the temple, the chief priests and elders of the people came up to Him as He was teaching and said, By what power of authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this power of authority?

Luke 7:29-30

And all the people who heard Him, even the tax collectors, acknowledged the justice of God [in calling them to repentance and in pronouncing future wrath on the impenitent], being baptized with the baptism of John.

Luke 13:24

Strive to enter by the narrow door [force yourselves through it], for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able.

John 6:27

Stop toiling and doing and producing for the food that perishes and decomposes [in the using], but strive and work and produce rather for the [lasting] food which endures [continually] unto life eternal; the Son of Man will give (furnish) you that, for God the Father has authorized and certified Him and put His seal of endorsement upon Him.

Ephesians 6:11-13

Put on God's whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.

Philippians 2:12

Therefore, my dear ones, as you have always obeyed [my suggestions], so now, not only [with the enthusiasm you would show] in my presence but much more because I am absent, work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling (self-distrust, with serious caution, tenderness of conscience, watchfulness against temptation, timidly shrinking from whatever might offend God and discredit the name of Christ).

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