Parallel Verses

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.

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 came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea 2 Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, who said, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.


Cross References

Matthew 4:17

From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens is at hand.

Daniel 2:44

And in the days of those kings the God of heaven shall raise up a kingdom which eternally shall never become corrupted, and this kingdom shall not be left to another people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

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 the heavens has come.

Mark 1:15

and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent ye and believe the gospel.

Matthew 5:10

Blessed are those who suffer persecution for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

Matthew 5:19-20

Whosoever therefore shall undo one of these least commandments and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of the heavens; but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of the heavens.

Luke 6:20

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

1 Kings 8:47

and they return unto their heart in the land where they were carried captives and return and make supplication unto thee in the land of those that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned and have done iniquity, we have committed wickedness;

Job 42:6

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

Ezekiel 33:11

Say unto them, As I live, said the Lord GOD, I do not desire the death of the wicked but that the wicked turn from his way and that he 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 unto you, Among those that are born of women there has not risen a greater than John the Baptist; notwithstanding, he that is least in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he.

Matthew 11:20

Then he began to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done because they repented not:

Matthew 12:41

The men of Nineveh shall rise in the judgment with this generation and shall condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here.

Matthew 13:11

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

Matthew 13:24

He put forth another parable unto them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens is likened unto a man who sows good seed in his field

Matthew 13:31

He put forth another parable unto them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens is like unto a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field;

Matthew 13:33

He spoke another parable unto them: The kingdom of the heavens is like unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal until the whole was leavened.

Matthew 13:44-45

Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like unto treasure hid in the field, which when found, a man hides it and, for the joy thereof, goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

Matthew 13:47

Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like unto a net that was cast into the sea and gathered of every kind of fish,

Matthew 13:52

And he said unto them, Therefore every scribe who is instructed in the kingdom of the heavens is like unto a man, a husband of a house, who brings forth out of his treasure things new and old.

Matthew 18:1-4

At the same time the disciples came unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens?

Matthew 18:23

Therefore is the kingdom of the heavens likened unto a man who is king who would take account of his slaves.

Matthew 20:1

For the kingdom of the heavens is like unto a man, the husband of a house, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

Matthew 21:29-32

He answered and said, I will not, but afterward he repented and went.

Matthew 22:2

The kingdom of the heavens is like unto a certain man, a king, who made a marriage feast for his son

Matthew 23:13

But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of the heavens in front of men, for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye those that are entering to go in.

Matthew 25:1

Then shall the kingdom of the heavens be likened unto ten virgins who, taking their lamps, went forth to meet the bridegroom.

Matthew 25:14

For it is like a man travelling into a far country, who called his own slaves and delivered unto them his goods.

Mark 1:4

John baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance for remission of sins.

Mark 6:12

And they went out and 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 near unto you.

Luke 11:20

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

Luke 13:3

I tell you, No; but, 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 say unto you that likewise there shall be more joy in heaven over one sinner that repents than over ninety-nine just persons, who need no repentance.

Luke 15:10

Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.

Luke 16:30

And he said, No, father Abraham; but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.

Luke 21:31

So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is near at hand.

Luke 24:47

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

John 3:3-5

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

Acts 2:38

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

Acts 3:19

Repent ye therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out, for the times of refreshing of the presence of the Lord are come;

Acts 11:18

When they heard these things, they were silent and glorified God, saying, Then God has also granted repentance unto life to the Gentiles.

Acts 17:30

For the times of this ignorance God overlooked, but he now commands all men everywhere to repent

Acts 20:21

testifying both to the Jews and also to the Gentiles, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 26:20

but I announced first unto those of Damascus and at Jerusalem and throughout all the coasts of Judaea and then to the Gentiles that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance.

2 Corinthians 7:10

For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation, of which there is no need to repented; but the sorrow of the world works death.

Colossians 1:13

who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son,

2 Timothy 2:25

that with meekness they might teach those that resist, if God peradventure will grant unto them that they might repent and know the truth,

Hebrews 6:1

Therefore, leaving now the word of the beginning of the establishment of the Christ, let us go on unto perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from works of death, and of faith in God,

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not late concerning his promise, as some count lateness, but is patient with us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Revelation 2:5

Remember, therefore, from where thou art fallen and repent and do the first works, or else I will come unto thee quickly and will remove thy lampstand out of its place, except thou repent.

Revelation 2:21

And I have given her time to repent of her fornication, and she repented not.

Ezekiel 18:30-32

Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, each one according to his ways, said the Lord GOD. Repent and turn yourselves from all your iniquities, so iniquity shall not be your ruin.

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