Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

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

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.

Amplified

Repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins, live your life in a way that proves repentance; seek God’s purpose for your life], 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.

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.

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 And in those days John the Baptist came preaching in the waste land of Judaea, 2 Saying, Let your hearts be turned from sin; for the kingdom of heaven is near. 3 For this is he of whom Isaiah the prophet said, The voice of one crying in the waste land, Make ready the way of the Lord, make his roads straight.


Cross References

Matthew 4:17

From that time Jesus went about preaching and saying, Let your hearts be turned from sin, for the kingdom of heaven is near.

Daniel 2:44

And in the days of those kings, the God of heaven will put up a kingdom which will never come to destruction, and its power will never be given into the hands of another people, and all these kingdoms will be broken and overcome by it, but it will keep its place for ever.

Matthew 6:10

Let your kingdom come. Let your pleasure be done, as in heaven, so on earth.

Matthew 10:7

And, on your way, say, The kingdom of heaven is near.

Mark 1:15

And saying, The time has come, and the kingdom of God is near: let your hearts be turned from sin and have faith in the good news.

Matthew 5:10

Happy are those who are attacked on account of righteousness: for the kingdom of heaven will be theirs.

Matthew 5:19-20

Whoever then goes against the smallest of these laws, teaching men to do the same, will be named least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who keeps the laws, teaching others to keep them, will be named great in the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 6:20

And turning his eyes to his disciples he said, Happy are you who are poor: for the kingdom of God is yours.

1 Kings 8:47

And if they take thought, in the land where they are prisoners, and are turned again to you, crying out in prayer to you in that land, and saying, We are sinners, we have done wrong, we have done evil;

Job 42:6

For this cause I give witness that what I said is false, and in sorrow I take my seat in the dust.

Ezekiel 33:11

Say to them, By my life, says the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the evil-doer; it is more pleasing to me if he is turned from his way and has life: be turned, be turned from your evil ways; why are you looking for death, O children of Israel?

Matthew 5:3

Happy are the poor in spirit: for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

Matthew 6:33

But let your first care be for his kingdom and his righteousness; and all these other things will be given to you in addition.

Matthew 11:11-12

Truly I say to you, Among the sons of women there has not been a greater than John the Baptist: but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Matthew 11:20

Then he went on to say hard things to the towns where most of his works of power were done, because they had not been turned from their sins.

Matthew 12:41

The men of Nineveh will come up in the day of judging and give their decision against this generation: because they were turned from their sins at the preaching of Jonah; and now a greater than Jonah is here.

Matthew 13:11

And he said to them in answer, To you is given the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Matthew 13:24

And he gave them another story, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who put good seed in his field:

Matthew 13:31

He put another story before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and put in his field:

Matthew 13:33

Another story he gave to them: The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took, and put in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened.

Matthew 13:44-45

The kingdom of heaven is like a secret store of wealth in a field, which a man came across and put back again; and in his joy he goes and gives all he has, to get that field.

Matthew 13:47

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net, which was put into the sea and took in every sort of fish:

Matthew 13:52

And he said to them, For this reason every scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house, who gives out from his store things new and old.

Matthew 18:1-4

In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

Matthew 18:23

For this reason the kingdom of heaven is like a king, who went over his accounts with his servants.

Matthew 20:1

For the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a house, who went out early in the morning to get workers into his vine-garden.

Matthew 21:29-32

And he said in answer, I will not: but later, changing his decision, he went.

Matthew 22:2

The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king, who made a feast when his son was married,

Matthew 23:13

But a curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! because you are shutting the kingdom of heaven against men: for you do not go in yourselves, and those who are going in, you keep back.

Matthew 25:1

Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins, the friends of the bride, who took their lights, and went out with the purpose of meeting the husband.

Matthew 25:14

For it is as when a man, about to take a journey, got his servants together, and gave them his property.

Mark 1:4

John came, and gave baptism in the waste land, preaching baptism as a sign of forgiveness of sin for those whose hearts were changed.

Mark 6:12

And they went out, preaching the need for a change of heart in men.

Luke 9:2

And he sent them out to be preachers of the kingdom of God, and to make well those who were ill.

Luke 10:9-11

And make well those in it who are ill and say to them, The kingdom of God is near to you.

Luke 11:20

But if I, by the finger of God, send out evil spirits, then the kingdom of God has overtaken you.

Luke 13:3

I say to you, It is not so: but if your hearts are not changed, you will all come to the same end.

Luke 13:5

I say to you, It is not so: but if your hearts are not changed, you will all come to an end in the same way.

Luke 15:7

I say to you that even so there will be more joy in heaven when one sinner is turned away from his wrongdoing, than for ninety-nine good men, who have no need of a change of heart.

Luke 15:10

Even so, I say to you, There is joy among the angels of God, when one sinner is turned away from his wrongdoing.

Luke 16:30

And he said, No, father Abraham, but if someone went to them from the dead, their hearts would be changed.

Luke 21:31

In the same way, when you see these things taking place you may be certain that the kingdom of God is near.

Luke 24:47

And that teaching about a change of heart and forgiveness of sins is to be given to Jerusalem first and to all nations in his name.

John 3:3-5

Jesus said to him, Truly, I say to you, Without a new birth no man is able to see the kingdom of God.

Acts 2:38

And Peter said, Let your hearts be changed, every one of you, and have baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will have the Holy Spirit given to you.

Acts 3:19

So then, let your hearts be changed and be turned to God, so that your sins may be completely taken away, and times of blessing may come from the Lord;

Acts 11:18

And hearing these things they said nothing more, but gave glory to God, saying, Then to the Gentiles as to us has God given a change of heart, so that they may have life.

Acts 17:30

Those times when men had no knowledge were overlooked by God; but now he gives orders to all men in every place to undergo a change of heart:

Acts 20:21

Preaching to Jews and to Greeks the need for a turning of the heart to God, and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 26:20

But I went about, first to those in Damascus and Jerusalem, and through all the country of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, preaching a change of heart, so that they, being turned to God, might give, in their works, the fruits of a changed heart.

2 Corinthians 7:10

For the sorrow which God gives is the cause of salvation through a change of heart, in which there is no reason for grief: but the sorrow of the world is a cause of death.

Colossians 1:13

Who has made us free from the power of evil and given us a place in the kingdom of the Son of his love;

2 Timothy 2:25

Gently guiding those who go against the teaching; if by chance God may give them a change of heart and true knowledge,

Hebrews 6:1

For this reason let us go on from the first things about Christ to full growth; not building again that on which it is based, that is, the turning of the heart from dead works, and faith in God,

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow in keeping his word, as he seems to some, but he is waiting in mercy for you, not desiring the destruction of any, but that all may be turned from their evil ways.

Revelation 2:5

So keep in mind where you were at first, and be changed in heart and do the first works; or I will come to you, and will take away your light from its place, if your hearts are not changed.

Revelation 2:21

And I gave her time for a change of heart, but she has no mind to give up her unclean ways.

Ezekiel 18:30-32

For this cause I will be your judge, O children of Israel, judging every man by his ways, says the Lord. Come back and be turned from all your sins; so that they may not be the cause of your falling into evil.

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