Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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

And saying, Repent ( think differently; change your mind, regretting your sins and changing your conduct), 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."

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 Now in those days comes John the baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, 2 and saying, Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn nigh. 3 For this is he who has been spoken of through Esaias the prophet, saying, Voice of him that crieth in the wilderness: prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.


Cross References

Matthew 4:17

From that time began Jesus to preach and to say, Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn nigh.

Daniel 2:44

And in the days of these kings shall the God of the heavens set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the sovereignty thereof shall not be left to another people: it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, but itself shall stand for ever.

Matthew 6:10

let thy kingdom come, let thy will be done as in heaven so upon the earth;

Matthew 10:7

And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of the heavens has drawn nigh.

Mark 1:15

and saying, The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God has drawn nigh; repent and believe in the glad tidings.

Matthew 5:10

Blessed they who are persecuted on account of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

Matthew 5:19-20

Whosoever then shall do away with one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of the heavens; but whosoever shall practise and teach them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of the heavens.

Luke 6:20

And he, lifting up his eyes upon his disciples, said, Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

1 Kings 8:47

and if they shall take it to heart in the land whither they were carried captive, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captive, saying, We have sinned, and have done iniquity, we have dealt perversely;

Job 42:6

Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Ezekiel 33:11

Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord Jehovah, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

Matthew 5:3

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

Matthew 6:33

But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 11:11-12

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.

Matthew 11:20

Then began he to reproach the cities in which most of his works of power had taken place, because they had not repented.

Matthew 12:41

Ninevites shall stand up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and behold, more than Jonas is here.

Matthew 13:11

And he answering said to them, Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not given;

Matthew 13:24

Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens has become like a man sowing good seed in his field;

Matthew 13:31

Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field;

Matthew 13:33

He spoke another parable to them: The kingdom of the heavens is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal until it had been all leavened.

Matthew 13:44-45

The kingdom of the heavens is like a treasure hid in the field, which a man having found has hid, and for the joy of it goes and sells all whatever he has, and buys that field.

Matthew 13:47

Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a seine which has been cast into the sea, and which has gathered together of every kind,

Matthew 13:52

And he said to them, For this reason every scribe discipled to the kingdom of the heavens is like a man that is a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.

Matthew 18:1-4

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

Matthew 18:23

For this cause the kingdom of the heavens has become like a king who would reckon with his bondmen.

Matthew 20:1

For the kingdom of the heavens is like a householder who went out with the early morn to hire workmen for his vineyard.

Matthew 21:29-32

And he answering said, I will not; but afterwards repenting himself he went.

Matthew 22:2

The kingdom of the heavens has become like a king who made a wedding feast for his son,

Matthew 23:13

But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye shut up the kingdom of the heavens before men; for ye do not enter, nor do ye suffer those that are entering to go in.

Matthew 25:1

Then shall the kingdom of the heavens be made like to ten virgins that having taken their torches, went forth to meet the bridegroom.

Matthew 25:14

For it is as if a man going away out of a country called his own bondmen and delivered to them his substance.

Mark 1:4

There came John baptising in the wilderness, and preaching the baptism of repentance for remission of sins.

Mark 6:12

And they went forth and preached that they should repent;

Luke 9:2

and sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.

Luke 10:9-11

and heal the sick in it, and say to them, The kingdom of God is come nigh to you.

Luke 11:20

But if by the finger of God I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God is come upon you.

Luke 13:3

No, I say to you, but if ye repent not, ye shall all perish in the same manner.

Luke 13:5

No, I say to you, but if ye repent not, ye shall all perish in like manner.

Luke 15:7

I say unto you, that thus there shall be joy in heaven for one repenting sinner, more than for ninety and nine righteous who have no need of repentance.

Luke 15:10

Thus, I say unto you, there is joy before the angels of God for one repenting sinner.

Luke 16:30

But he said, Nay, father Abraham, but if one from the dead should go to them, they will repent.

Luke 21:31

So also ye, when ye see these things take place, know that the kingdom of God is near.

Luke 24:47

and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name to all the nations beginning at Jerusalem.

John 3:3-5

Jesus answered and said to him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except any one be born anew he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Acts 2:38

And Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptised, each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for remission of sins, and ye will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 3:19

Repent therefore and be converted, for the blotting out of your sins, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,

Acts 11:18

And when they heard these things they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then indeed God has to the nations also granted repentance to life.

Acts 17:30

God therefore, having overlooked the times of ignorance, now enjoins men that they shall all everywhere repent,

Acts 20:21

testifying to both Jews and Greeks repentance towards God, and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 26:20

but have, first to those both in Damascus and Jerusalem, and to all the region of Judaea, and to the nations, announced that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance.

2 Corinthians 7:10

For grief according to God works repentance to salvation, never to be regretted; but the grief of the world works death.

Colossians 1:13

who has delivered us from the authority of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love:

2 Timothy 2:25

in meekness setting right those who oppose, if God perhaps may sometime give them repentance to acknowledgment of the truth,

Hebrews 6:1

Wherefore, leaving the word of the beginning of the Christ, let us go on to what belongs to full growth, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and faith in God,

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord does not delay his promise, as some account of delay, but is longsuffering towards you, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Revelation 2:5

Remember therefore whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works: but if not, I am coming to thee, and I will remove thy lamp out of its place, except thou shalt repent.

Revelation 2:21

And I gave her time that she should repent, and she will not repent of her fornication.

Ezekiel 18:30-32

Therefore I will judge you, house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord Jehovah. Return ye, and turn from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your snare.

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