Parallel Verses

Amplified

And saying, Repent ( think differently; change your mind, regretting your sins and changing your conduct), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

New American Standard Bible

"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

King James Version

And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Holman Bible

and saying, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!”

International Standard Version

"Repent, because the kingdom from heaven is near!"

A Conservative Version

Repent ye, for the kingdom of the heavens has approached.

American Standard Version

Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

An Understandable Version

"You must repent [i.e., change your hearts and lives], for the kingdom of heaven will soon be here."

Anderson New Testament

and saying: Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Bible in Basic English

Saying, Let your hearts be turned from sin; for the kingdom of heaven is near.

Common New Testament

and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

Daniel Mace New Testament

and saying, "Repent ye: for the kingdom of the Messiah draws nigh."

Darby Translation

and saying, Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn nigh.

Godbey New Testament

saying, Repent ye, for the kingdom of the heavens is at hand.

Goodspeed New Testament

"Repent!" he said, "for the Kingdom of Heaven is coming!"

John Wesley New Testament

And saying, Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and saying, Repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Julia Smith Translation

And saying, Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn near.

King James 2000

And saying, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Lexham Expanded Bible

and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near!"

Modern King James verseion

and saying, Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

saying, "Repent: the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

Moffatt New Testament

"Repent, the Reign of heaven is near."

Montgomery New Testament

"Repent," said he, "for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

NET Bible

"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near."

New Heart English Bible

"Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near."

Noyes New Testament

saying, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Sawyer New Testament

Change your minds, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

The Emphasized Bible

saying, Repent ye, - for the kingdom of the heavens hath drawn near.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and saying, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is nigh.

Twentieth Century New Testament

"Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand."

Webster

And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Weymouth New Testament

"Repent," he said, "for the Kingdom of the Heavens is now close at hand."

Williams New Testament

and saying, "Repent! For the kingdom of heaven is near."

World English Bible

"Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!"

Worrell New Testament

saying, "Repent ye for the Kingdom of Heaven has drawn near;

Worsley New Testament

and saying, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand:

Youngs Literal Translation

and saying, 'Reform, for come nigh hath the reign of the heavens,'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

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

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

Repent ye
μετανοέω 
metanoeo 
Usage: 13

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

the kingdom
βασιλεία 
Basileia 
Usage: 54

of heaven
οὐρανός 
Ouranos 
Usage: 156

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 3:2

Devotionals containing Matthew 3:2

Images Matthew 3:2

Prayers for Matthew 3:2

Context Readings

John The Baptist Begins His Ministry

1 In those days there appeared John the Baptist, preaching in the Wilderness (Desert) of Judea 2 And saying, Repent ( think differently; change your mind, regretting your sins and changing your conduct), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 3 This is he who was mentioned by the prophet Isaiah when he said, The voice of one crying in the wilderness (shouting in the desert), Prepare the road for the Lord, make His highways straight (level, direct).


Cross References

Matthew 4:17

From that time Jesus began to preach, crying out, Repent ( change your mind for the better, heartily amend your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Daniel 2:44

And in the days of these [final ten] kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, nor shall its sovereignty be left to another people; but it shall break and crush and consume all these kingdoms and it shall stand forever.

Matthew 6:10

Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Matthew 10:7

And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand!

Mark 1:15

And saying, The [appointed period of] time is fulfilled (completed), and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent ( have a change of mind which issues in regret for past sins and in change of conduct for the better) and believe (trust in, rely on, and adhere to) the good news (the Gospel).

Matthew 5:10

Blessed and happy and enviably fortunate and spiritually prosperous (in the state in which the born-again child of God enjoys and finds satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of his outward conditions) are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake (for being and doing right), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!

Matthew 5:19-20

Whoever then breaks or does away with or relaxes one of the least [important] of these commandments and teaches men so shall be called least [important] in the kingdom of heaven, but he who practices them and teaches others to do so shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 6:20

And solemnly lifting up His eyes on His disciples, He said: Blessed (happy -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition -- "and to be envied) are you poor and lowly and afflicted (destitute of wealth, influence, position, and honor), for the kingdom of God is yours!

1 Kings 8:47

Yet if they think and consider in the land where they were carried captive, and repent and make supplication to You there, saying, We have sinned and have done perversely and wickedly;

Job 42:6

Therefore I loathe [my words] and abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes.

Ezekiel 33:11

Say to them, As I live, says the Lord God, I have 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, for why will you die, O house of Israel?

Matthew 5:3

Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!

Matthew 6:33

But seek ( aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness ( His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.

Matthew 11:11-12

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.

Matthew 11:20

Then He began to censure and reproach the cities in which most of His mighty works had been performed, because they did not repent [and their hearts were not changed].

Matthew 12:41

The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, Someone more and greater than Jonah is here!

Matthew 13:11

And He replied to them, To you it has been given to know the secrets and mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.

Matthew 13:24

Another parable He set forth before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.

Matthew 13:31

Another story by way of comparison He set forth before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field.

Matthew 13:33

He told them another parable: The kingdom of heaven is like leaven ( sour dough) which a woman took and covered over in three measures of meal or flour till all of it was leavened.

Matthew 13:44-45

The kingdom of heaven is like something precious buried in a field, which a man found and hid again; then in his joy he goes and sells all he has and buys that field.

Matthew 13:47

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet which was cast into the sea and gathered in fish of every sort.

Matthew 13:52

He said to them, Therefore every teacher and interpreter of the Sacred Writings who has been instructed about and trained for the kingdom of heaven and has become a disciple is like a householder who brings forth out of his storehouse treasure that is new and [treasure that is] old [the fresh as well as the familiar].

Matthew 18:1-4

At that time the disciples came up and asked Jesus, Who then is [really] the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

Matthew 18:23

Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a human king who wished to settle accounts with his attendants.

Matthew 20:1

For the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of an estate who went out in the morning along with the dawn to hire workmen for his vineyard.

Matthew 21:29-32

And he answered, I will not; but afterward he changed his mind and went.

Matthew 22:2

The kingdom of heaven is like a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son

Matthew 23:13

But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, pretenders (hypocrites)! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces; for you neither enter yourselves, nor do you allow those who are about to go in to do so.

Matthew 25:1

Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.

Matthew 25:14

For it is like a man who was about to take a long journey, and he called his servants together and entrusted them with his property.

Mark 1:4

John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness (desert), preaching a baptism [ obligating] repentance ( a change of one's mind for the better, heartily amending one's ways, with abhorrence of his past sins) in order to obtain forgiveness of and release from sins.

Mark 6:12

So they went out and preached that men should repent [ that they should change their minds for the better and heartily amend their ways, with abhorrence of their past sins].

Luke 9:2

And He sent them out to announce and preach the kingdom of God and to bring healing.

Luke 10:9-11

And heal the sick in it and say to them, The kingdom of God has come close to you.

Luke 11:20

But if I drive out the demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has [already] come upon you.

Luke 13:3

I tell you, No; but unless you repent ( change your mind for the better and heartily amend your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins), you will all likewise perish and be lost eternally.

Luke 13:5

I tell you, No; but unless you repent ( change your mind for the better and heartily amend your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins), you will all likewise perish and be lost eternally.

Luke 15:7

Thus, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one [ especially] wicked person who repents ( changes his mind, abhorring his errors and misdeeds, and determines to enter upon a better course of life) than over ninety-nine righteous persons who have no need of repentance.

Luke 15:10

Even so, I tell you, there is joy among and in the presence of the angels of God over one [ especially] wicked person who repents ( changes his mind for the better, heartily amending his ways, with abhorrence of his past sins).

Luke 16:30

But he answered, No, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent ( change their minds for the better and heartily amend their ways, with abhorrence of their past sins).

Luke 21:31

Even so, when you see these things taking place, understand and know that the kingdom of God is at hand.

Luke 24:47

And that repentance [with a view to and as the condition of] forgiveness of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

John 3:3-5

Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God.

Acts 2:38

And Peter answered them, Repent (change your views and purpose to accept the will of God in your inner selves instead of rejecting it) and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of and release from your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 3:19

So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord;

Acts 11:18

When they heard this, they were quieted and made no further objection. And they glorified God, saying, Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance unto [real] life [after resurrection].

Acts 17:30

Such [former] ages of ignorance God, it is true, ignored and allowed to pass unnoticed; but now He charges all people everywhere to repent ( to change their minds for the better and heartily to amend their ways, with abhorrence of their past sins),

Acts 20:21

But constantly and earnestly I bore testimony both to Jews and Greeks, urging them to turn in repentance [ that is due] to God and to have faith in our Lord Jesus Christ [ that is due Him].

Acts 26:20

But made known openly first of all to those at Damascus, then at Jerusalem and throughout the whole land of Judea, and also among the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works and live lives consistent with and worthy of their repentance.

2 Corinthians 7:10

For godly grief and the pain God is permitted to direct, produce a repentance that leads and contributes to salvation and deliverance from evil, and it never brings regret; but worldly grief (the hopeless sorrow that is characteristic of the pagan world) is deadly [breeding and ending in death].

Colossians 1:13

[The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,

2 Timothy 2:25

He must correct his opponents with courtesy and gentleness, in the hope that God may grant that they will repent and come to know the Truth [that they will perceive and recognize and become accurately acquainted with and acknowledge it],

Hebrews 6:1

Therefore let us go on and get past the elementary stage in the teachings and doctrine of Christ (the Messiah), advancing steadily toward the completeness and perfection that belong to spiritual maturity. Let us not again be laying the foundation of repentance and abandonment of dead works (dead formalism) and of the faith [by which you turned] to God,

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people's conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance.

Revelation 2:5

Remember then from what heights you have fallen. Repent (change the inner man to meet God's will) and do the works you did previously [when first you knew the Lord], or else I will visit you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you change your mind and repent.

Revelation 2:21

I gave her time to repent, but she has no desire to repent of her immorality [symbolic of idolatry] and refuses to do so.

Ezekiel 18:30-32

Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, says the Lord God. Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin and so shall they not be a stumbling block to you.

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