Parallel Verses

NET Bible

"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near."

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."

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 into the wilderness of Judea proclaiming, 2 "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near." 3 For he is the one about whom Isaiah the prophet had spoken: "The voice of one shouting in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make his paths straight.'"


Cross References

Matthew 4:17

From that time Jesus began to preach this message: "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near."

Daniel 2:44

In the days of those kings the God of heaven will raise up an everlasting kingdom that will not be destroyed and a kingdom that will not be left to another people. It will break in pieces and bring about the demise of all these kingdoms. But it will stand forever.

Matthew 6:10

may your kingdom come, may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Matthew 10:7

As you go, preach this message: 'The kingdom of heaven is near!'

Mark 1:15

He said, "The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the gospel!"

Matthew 5:10

"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

Matthew 5:19-20

So anyone who breaks one of the least of these commands and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever obeys them and teaches others to do so will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 6:20

Then he looked up at his disciples and said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God belongs to you.

1 Kings 8:47

When your people come to their senses in the land where they are held prisoner, they will repent and beg for your mercy in the land of their imprisonment, admitting, 'We have sinned and gone astray; we have done evil.'

Job 42:6

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

Ezekiel 33:11

Say to them, 'As surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but prefer that the wicked change his behavior and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil deeds! Why should you die, O house of Israel?'

Matthew 5:3

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

Matthew 6:33

But above all pursue his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Matthew 11:11-12

"I tell you the truth, among those born of women, no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he is.

Matthew 11:20

Then Jesus began to criticize openly the cities in which he had done many of his miracles, because they did not repent.

Matthew 12:41

The people of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented when Jonah preached to them -- and now, something greater than Jonah is here!

Matthew 13:11

He replied, "You have been given the opportunity to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but they have not.

Matthew 13:24

He presented them with another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a person who sowed good seed in his field.

Matthew 13:31

He gave them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field.

Matthew 13:33

He told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of flour until all the dough had risen."

Matthew 13:44-45

"The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure, hidden in a field, that a person found and hid. Then because of joy he went and sold all that he had and bought that field.

Matthew 13:47

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was cast into the sea that caught all kinds of fish.

Matthew 13:52

Then he said to them, "Therefore every expert in the law who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his treasure what is new and old."

Matthew 18:1-4

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

Matthew 18:23

"For this reason, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his slaves.

Matthew 20:1

"For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.

Matthew 21:29-32

The boy answered, 'I will not.' But later he had a change of heart and went.

Matthew 22:2

"The kingdom of heaven can be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.

Matthew 23:13

"But woe to you, experts in the law and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You keep locking people out of the kingdom of heaven! For you neither enter nor permit those trying to enter to go in.

Matthew 25:1

"At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

Matthew 25:14

"For it is like a man going on a journey, who summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them.

Mark 1:4

In the wilderness John the baptizer began preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Mark 6:12

So they went out and preached that all should repent.

Luke 9:2

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

Luke 10:9-11

Heal the sick in that town and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come upon you!'

Luke 11:20

But if I cast out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has already overtaken you.

Luke 13:3

No, I tell you! But unless you repent, you will all perish as well!

Luke 13:5

No, I tell you! But unless you repent you will all perish as well!"

Luke 15:7

I tell you, in the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need to repent.

Luke 15:10

In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of God's angels over one sinner who repents."

Luke 16:30

Then the rich man said, 'No, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.'

Luke 21:31

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

Luke 24:47

and repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

John 3:3-5

Jesus replied, "I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

Acts 2:38

Peter said to them, "Repent, and each one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 3:19

Therefore repent and turn back so that your sins may be wiped out,

Acts 11:18

When they heard this, they ceased their objections and praised God, saying, "So then, God has granted the repentance that leads to life even to the Gentiles."

Acts 17:30

Therefore, although God has overlooked such times of ignorance, he now commands all people everywhere to repent,

Acts 20:21

testifying to both Jews and Greeks about repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus.

Acts 26:20

but I declared to those in Damascus first, and then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds consistent with repentance.

2 Corinthians 7:10

For sadness as intended by God produces a repentance that leads to salvation, leaving no regret, but worldly sadness brings about death.

Colossians 1:13

He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he loves,

2 Timothy 2:25

correcting opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance and then knowledge of the truth

Hebrews 6:1

Therefore we must progress beyond the elementary instructions about Christ and move on to maturity, not laying this foundation again: repentance from dead works and faith in God,

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some regard slowness, but is being patient toward you, because he does not wish for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

Revelation 2:5

Therefore, remember from what high state you have fallen and repent! Do the deeds you did at the first; if not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place -- that is, if you do not repent.

Revelation 2:21

I have given her time to repent, but she is not willing to repent of her sexual immorality.

Ezekiel 18:30-32

"Therefore I will judge each person according to his conduct, O house of Israel, declares the sovereign Lord. Repent and turn from all your wickedness; then it will not be an obstacle leading to iniquity.

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