Parallel Verses

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and saying, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is 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

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.

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.

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.

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 THEN in those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the desert country of Judea, 2 and saying, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is nigh. 3 For this is the person spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying, "The voice of one crying aloud in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths strait."


Cross References

Matthew 4:17

From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is approaching.

Matthew 6:10

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

Matthew 10:7

And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is approaching.

Mark 1:15

and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God draweth nigh: repent, and believe the gospel.

Matthew 5:10

Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness sake: for their's is the kingdom in heaven.

Matthew 5:19-20

Whosoever therefore shall break one of the least of these commandments, and teach men so, he shall be accounted the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall practise, and teach them, he shall be reckoned great in the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 6:20

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

Matthew 5:3

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for their's is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 6:33

But seek ye, in the first place, the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be given you over.

Matthew 11:11-12

Verily I say unto you, There hath not arisen, from those born of women, a greater than John the Baptist: yet he that is the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

Matthew 11:20

Then began he to upbraid the cities in which the chief of his miracles had been wrought, because they repented not:

Matthew 12:41

The men of Nineveh shall rise up in judgment against this generation, and condemn it: for they repented on the preaching of Jonah; and behold, a greater than Jonah is here.

Matthew 13:11

And he answered and said unto them, Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Matthew 13:24

Another parable proposed he to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a man who sowed good seed in his field:

Matthew 13:31

Another parable he proposed to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard, which a man took and sowed in his field:

Matthew 13:33

Another parable spake he to them: The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and covered up in three measures of flour, until the whole was leavened.

Matthew 13:44-45

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hid in a field: which when a man findeth, he hideth, and for joy thereof, goeth away and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

Matthew 13:47

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a net cast into the sea, and colleting fish of every kind:

Matthew 13:52

They say unto him, Yes, Lord. Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe instructed unto the kingdom of heaven, is like unto a man, the master of a family, who bringeth out of his storehouse things new and old.

Matthew 18:1-4

AT that time came the disciples to Jesus, saying, Who is indeed the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

Matthew 18:23

Therefore is the kingdom of heaven like unto a certain king who purposed to settle his account with his servants.

Matthew 20:1

FOR the kingdom of heaven is like a man, the master of a family, who went out at break of day, to hire labourers into his vineyard.

Matthew 21:29-32

But he answering said, I will not: yet repenting afterwards, he went.

Matthew 22:2

The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, who made a marriage-feast for his son:

Matthew 23:13

Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye shut up the kingdom of heaven from men; for ye yourselves enter not in, and those who were coming in, ye suffer not to enter.

Matthew 25:1

THEN shall the kingdom of heaven be like to ten virgins, who taking their lamps, went forth to meet the bridegroom.

Matthew 25:14

For the case is like that of a man, who travelling abroad, called his own servants, and delivered to them his goods.

Mark 1:4

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

Mark 6:12

And going forth, they preached, that men should repent.

Luke 9:2

And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

Luke 10:9-11

and heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

Luke 11:20

But if with the finger of God I cast out devils, then, verily the kingdom of God is come unto you.

Luke 13:3

I tell you, No: for except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

Luke 13:5

I tell you, No: but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

Luke 15:7

I tell you, that just so will there be joy in heaven over one repentant sinner, more than over ninety-nine righteous persons, who hold not their need of repentance.

Luke 15:10

Even so, I tell you, there is joy among the angels of God, over one repentant sinner.

Luke 16:30

But he said, Ah no, father Abraham! but if one came to them from the dead, they will repent.

Luke 21:31

so ye also, when ye see these things come to pass, know that the kingdom of God is at hand.

Luke 24:47

and that repentance and remission of sin should be preached in his name unto all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

John 3:3-5

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

Acts 2:38

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptised every one of you into the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 3:19

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when refreshing seasons shall come from the presence of the Lord;

Acts 11:18

So when they heard these things they were satisfied, and glorified God, saying, Well! then hath God even to the Gentiles given repentance unto life.

Acts 17:30

These times indeed of ignorance God then overlooked; but he now commands all men in every place to repent:

Acts 20:21

repeatedly urging both on Jews and Greeks repentance towards God, and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 26:20

but preached first to those at Damascus, and Jerusalem, and to all the region of Judea, and to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, practicing works worthy of repentance.

2 Corinthians 7:10

For sorrow of a godly sort worketh repentance unto salvation never to be repented of, but worldly sorrow worketh death.

Colossians 1:13

who hath plucked us out from the dominion of darkness, and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of his love:

2 Timothy 2:25

with meekness correcting those who are opposers, if at last God may give unto them repentance so as to submit to the conviction of the truth;

Hebrews 6:1

WHEREFORE, desisting from initiatory discourse respecting Christ, let us advance towards perfection; not again laying a foundation of repentance from dead works, and faith in God,

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord doth not delay the promise (as some count it delay); but is longsuffering towards us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should have space for repentance.

Revelation 2:5

Remember then from whence thou hast fallen, and repent, and practise thy first works; but if not, I am coming to thee quickly, and I will remove thy lamp out of its place, except thou repent.

Revelation 2:21

And I gave her a space that she should repent of her whoredom, and she hath not repented.

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