Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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].

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.

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

Images Matthew 11:12

Context Readings

A Question From John The Baptist

11 Verily I say to you, that there is not arisen among the born of women a greater than John the baptist. But he who is a little one in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he. 12 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. 13 For all the prophets and the law have prophesied unto John.



Cross References

Luke 16:16

The law and the prophets were until John: from that time the glad tidings of the kingdom of God are announced, and every one forces his way into it.

Matthew 21:23-32

And when he came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, saying, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?

Luke 7:29-30

(And all the people who heard it, and the tax-gatherers, justified God, having been baptised with the baptism of John;

Luke 13:24

Strive with earnestness to enter in through the narrow door, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in and will not be able.

John 6:27

Work not for the food which perishes, but for the food which abides unto life eternal, which the Son of man shall give to you; for him has the Father sealed, even God.

Ephesians 6:11-13

Put on the panoply of God, that ye may be able to stand against the artifices of the devil:

Philippians 2:12

So that, my beloved, even as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much rather in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,

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