Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

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

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."

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.

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 In those days John the Baptist appeared, and preached in the desert of Judea. 2 "Repent!" he said, "for the Kingdom of Heaven is coming!" 3 It was he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, when he said, "Hark! Someone is shouting in the desert, 'Get the Lord's way ready! Make his paths straight!' "


Cross References

Matthew 4:17

From that time Jesus began to preach and say, "Repent! for the Kingdom of Heaven is coming!"

Matthew 4:17

From that time Jesus began to preach and say, "Repent! for the Kingdom of Heaven is coming!"

Matthew 6:10

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

Matthew 10:7

And as you go about, preach and say, 'The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!'

Mark 1:15

saying, "The time has come and the reign of God is near; repent, and believe this good news."

Matthew 5:10

"Blessed are those who have endured persecution for their uprightness, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them!

Matthew 5:19-20

Anyone, therefore, who weakens one of the slightest of these commands, and teaches others to do so, will be ranked lowest in the Kingdom of Heaven; but anyone who observes them and teaches others to do so will be ranked high in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Luke 6:20

Then he fixed his eyes on his disciples, and said, "Blessed are you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours!

Luke 6:20

Then he fixed his eyes on his disciples, and said, "Blessed are you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours!

Luke 6:20

Then he fixed his eyes on his disciples, and said, "Blessed are you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours!

Luke 6:20

Then he fixed his eyes on his disciples, and said, "Blessed are you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours!

Matthew 5:3

"Blessed are those who feel their spiritual need, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them!

Matthew 6:33

But you must make his kingdom, and uprightness before him, your greatest care, and you will have all these other things besides.

Matthew 11:11-12

"I tell you, among men born of women no one greater than John the Baptist has ever appeared. And yet those who are of little importance in the Kingdom of Heaven are greater than he.

Matthew 11:20

Then he began to reproach the towns in which his numerous wonders had been done, because they did not repent.

Matthew 12:41

Men of Nineveh will rise with this age at the judgment and condemn it, for when Jonah preached they repented, and there is more than Jonah here!

Matthew 13:11

He answered, "You are permitted to know the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but they are not.

Matthew 13:24

Another figure which he used in speaking to them was this: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field,

Matthew 13:31

Another figure which he used in speaking to them was this: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field.

Matthew 13:33

Another figure which he used with them was this: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like yeast, which a woman took and buried in a bushel of flour until it had all risen."

Matthew 13:44-45

"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a hoard of money, buried in a field, which a man found, and buried again. And he was overjoyed, and went and sold everything he had and bought the field.

Matthew 13:47

"Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a net that was let down into the sea, and inclosed fish of all kinds.

Matthew 13:52

He said to them, "Then remember that every scribe who has become a disciple of the Kingdom of Heaven must be like a householder who can supply from his storeroom new things as well as old."

Matthew 18:1-4

Just at that time the disciples came up and asked Jesus, "Who is really greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?"

Matthew 18:23

For this reason the Kingdom of Heaven may be compared to a king, who resolved to settle accounts with his slaves.

Matthew 20:1

For the Kingdom of Heaven is like an employer who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.

Matthew 21:29-32

And he answered, 'I will, sir,' but he did not go.

Matthew 22:2

"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a king, who gave a wedding banquet for his son.

Matthew 23:13

"But alas for you, you hypocritical scribes and Pharisees, for you lock the doors of the Kingdom of Heaven in men's faces, for you will neither go in yourselves nor let those enter who are trying to do so.

Matthew 25:1

"Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

Matthew 25:14

"For it is just like a man who was going on a journey, and called in his slaves, and put his property in their hands.

Mark 1:4

John the baptizer appeared in the desert, and preached repentance and baptism in order to obtain the forgiveness of sins.

Mark 6:12

So they went out and preached that men should repent,

Luke 9:2

and he sent them out to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to cure the sick.

Luke 10:9-11

and cure the sick there, and say to them, 'The Kingdom of God is close upon you!'

Luke 11:20

But if it is with the finger of God that I am driving the demons out, then the Kingdom of God has overtaken you.

Luke 13:3

No, I tell you; unless you repent, you will all perish as they did!

Luke 13:5

No, I tell you; unless you repent, you will all perish as they did!"

Luke 15:7

I tell you, in just that way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinful person who repents, than over ninety-nine upright people who do not need any repentance.

Luke 15:10

In just that way, I tell you, there is joy among the angels of God over one sinful person who repents!"

Luke 16:30

But he said, 'No! Father Abraham, but if someone will go to them from the dead, they will repent!'

Luke 21:31

So when you see these things happen, you must know that the Kingdom of God is at hand.

Luke 24:47

and that repentance leading to the forgiveness of sins should be preached to all the heathen in his name.

John 3:3-5

Jesus answered him, "I tell you, no one can see the Kingdom of God unless he is born over again from above!"

Acts 2:38

Peter said to them, "You must repent, and every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, in order to have your sins forgiven; then you will receive the gift of the holy Spirit,

Acts 3:19

So repent and turn to God, to have your sins wiped out, and happier times will come from the presence of the Lord,

Acts 11:18

When they heard this, they made no further objection, but they gave honor to God, and said, "Then God has given even the heathen repentance and the hope of life!"

Acts 17:30

While God overlooked those times of ignorance, he now calls upon all men everywhere to repent,

Acts 20:21

but earnestly urged Greeks as well as Jews to turn to God in repentance and to believe in our Lord Jesus.

Acts 26:20

but first to the people of Damascus and Jerusalem and then all over Judea, and even to the heathen I preached that they must repent and turn to God and live as men who have repented should.

2 Corinthians 7:10

For the pain that God approves results in a repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regrets; but the world's pain results in death.

Colossians 1:13

He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us into the realm of his dear Son,

2 Timothy 2:25

correcting his opponents with gentleness; for God may possibly let them repent and acknowledge the truth,

Hebrews 6:1

Let us therefore leave elementary Christian teaching alone and advance toward maturity. We must not be always relaying foundations, of repentance for wrong-doing, and of faith in God,

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow about his promise, in the sense that some men think; he is really showing his patience with you, because he does not want any to perish, but wishes all men to be brought to repentance.

Revelation 2:5

So remember how far you have fallen, and repent and do as you did at first, or else I will come to you and take your lampstand from its place, if you do not repent.

Revelation 2:21

I have given her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her immorality.

Revelation 2:21-32

I have given her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her immorality.

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