From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.
‘Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’
and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
if they take thought in the land where they have been taken captive, and repent and make supplication to You in the land of those who have taken them captive, saying, ‘We have sinned and have committed iniquity, we have acted wickedly’;
Therefore I retract,
And I repent in dust and ashes.”
Say to them, ‘As I live!’ declares the Lord God, ‘I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, O house of Israel?’
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent.
The men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation at the judgment, and will condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.
Jesus answered them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.
Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
He presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field;
He spoke another parable to them, “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened.”
“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, and gathering fish of every kind;
And Jesus said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like a head of a household, who brings out of his treasure things new and old.”
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
“For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves.
“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.
And he answered, ‘I will not’; but afterward he regretted it and went.
“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.
“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
“Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
“For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them.
John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
They went out and preached that men should repent.
And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing.
and heal those in it who are sick, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’
But if I cast out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.
I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”
I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
But he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!’
So you also, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near.
and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;
When they heard this, they quieted down and glorified God, saying, “Well then, God has granted to the Gentiles also the repentance that leads to life.”
Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent,
solemnly testifying to both Jews and Greeks of repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
but kept declaring both to those of Damascus first, and also at Jerusalem and then throughout all the region of Judea, and even to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds appropriate to repentance.
For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.
For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,
with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,
Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,
The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place—unless you repent.
I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her immorality.
“Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, each according to his conduct,” declares the Lord God. “Repent and turn away from all your transgressions, so that iniquity may not become a stumbling block to you.