Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

and saying, Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

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 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 came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 and saying, Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand. 3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare 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 Heaven is at hand.

Daniel 2:44

And in the days of these kings, the God of Heaven shall set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed. And the kingdom shall not be left to other peoples, but it shall crush and destroy all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.

Matthew 6:10

Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.

Matthew 10:7

And as you go, proclaim, saying, The kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

Mark 1:15

and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God draws near. Repent, and believe the gospel.

Matthew 5:10

Blessed are they who have been persecuted for righteousness sake! For theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.

Matthew 5:19-20

Therefore whoever shall relax one of these commandments, the least, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of Heaven. But whoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of Heaven.

Luke 6:20

And lifting up His eyes to His disciples, He said, Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

1 Kings 8:47

yet if they shall think within themselves in the land where they are carried captives, and repent, and pray to You in the land of their captors saying, We have sinned and have done perversely, we have done wickedly,

Job 42:6

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

Ezekiel 33:11

Say to them: As I live, says the Lord Jehovah, I have no delight in the death of the wicked, except in the turning of the wicked from his way, and so to live. Turn, turn from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?

Matthew 5:3

Blessed are the poor in spirit! For theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.

Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

Matthew 11:11-12

Truly I say to you, Among those who have been born of women there has not risen a greater one than John the Baptist. But the least in the kingdom of Heaven is greater than he.

Matthew 11:20

Then He began to upbraid the cities in which most of His mighty works were done, because they did not repent.

Matthew 12:41

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

Matthew 13:11

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

Matthew 13:24

He put out another parable to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.

Matthew 13:31

He put out another parable to them, saying, The kingdom of Heaven 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 Heaven is like 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 Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which when a man has found it, he hides it, and for the joy of it goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.

Matthew 13:47

Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like a net that was cast into the sea, and gathered some of every kind;

Matthew 13:52

Then He said to them, Therefore every scribe who is instructed to the kingdom of Heaven is like a man who is a householder, who brings out things new and old out of his treasure.

Matthew 18:1-4

At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who is the greater in the kingdom of Heaven?

Matthew 18:23

Therefore the kingdom of Heaven has been compared to a certain king who desired to make an accounting with his servants.

Matthew 20:1

For the kingdom of Heaven is like a man, a housemaster, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard.

Matthew 21:29-32

He answered and said, I will not. But afterwards he repented and went.

Matthew 22:2

The kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king who made a marriage for his son.

Matthew 23:13

But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of Heaven against men. For you neither go in, nor do you allow those entering to go in.

Matthew 25:1

Then shall the kingdom of Heaven be likened to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

Matthew 25:14

For it is as if a man going abroad called his own servants and gave them his goods.

Mark 1:4

John came baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

Mark 6:12

And they went out and proclaimed that men should repent.

Luke 9:2

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

Luke 10:9-11

And heal the sick that are in it, and say to them, The kingdom of God has come near you!

Luke 11:20

But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, no doubt the kingdom of God has come on you.

Luke 13:3

I tell you, No. But unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.

Luke 13:5

I tell you, No. But unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.

Luke 15:7

I say to you that likewise joy shall be in Heaven over one sinner who repents, more than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.

Luke 15:10

Likewise I say to you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

Luke 16:30

And he said, No, father Abraham, but if one should go to them from the dead, they would repent.

Luke 21:31

So also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.

Luke 24:47

and that repentance and remission of sins should be proclaimed in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

John 3:3-5

Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Acts 2:38

Then Peter said to them, Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ to remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 3:19

Therefore repent and convert so that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

Acts 11:18

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

Acts 17:30

Truly, then, God overlooking the times of ignorance, now He strictly commands all men everywhere to repent,

Acts 20:21

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

Acts 26:20

But to those first in Damascus, and Jerusalem, and to all the country of Judea, and to the nations, I made known the command to repent and to turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance

2 Corinthians 7:10

For the grief according to God works repentance to salvation, not to be regretted, but the grief of the world works out death.

Colossians 1:13

For He has delivered us from the power of darkness and has translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son;

2 Timothy 2:25

in meekness instructing those who oppose, if perhaps God will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth,

Hebrews 6:1

Therefore, having left the discourse of the beginning of Christ, let us go on to full growth, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow concerning His promise, as some count slowness, but is long-suffering toward us, not purposing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Revelation 2:5

Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent, and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and will remove your lampstand out of its place unless you repent.

Revelation 2:21

And I gave her time that she might repent of her fornication, and she did not repent.

Ezekiel 18:30-32

So I will judge you, O house of Israel, each one of you according to his ways, says the Lord Jehovah. Turn and be made to turn from all your sins; and iniquity shall not be your stumbling-block.

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