Parallel Verses

New Heart English 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

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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."

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 And in those days John the Baptist came, proclaiming in the wilderness of Judea, saying, 2 "Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near." 3 For this is he who was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, make ready the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight."


Cross References

Matthew 4:17

From that time, Jesus began to proclaim, and to say, "Repent. For the Kingdom of Heaven is near."

Daniel 2:44

In the days of those kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, nor shall its sovereignty be left to another people; but it shall break in pieces and consume all those kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.

Matthew 6:10

Let your Kingdom come. Let 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 near.'

Mark 1:15

and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is near. Repent, and believe in the Good News."

Matthew 5:10

Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Matthew 5:19-20

Whoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments, and teach others to do so, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever shall do and teach them shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Luke 6:20

He lifted up his eyes to his disciples, and said, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God.

1 Kings 8:47

yet if they shall repent in the land where they are carried captive, and turn again, and make supplication to you in the land of those who carried them captive, saying, 'We have sinned, and have done perversely; we have dealt wickedly;'

Job 42:6

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

Ezekiel 33:11

Tell them, 'As I live,' says the Lord GOD, 'I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn, turn from your evil ways; for why will you die, 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 will be given to you as well.

Matthew 11:11-12

Truly I tell you, among those who are born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he.

Matthew 11:20

Then he began to denounce the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent.

Matthew 12:41

The men of Nineveh will stand up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, for they repented at the proclaiming of Jonah; and look, something greater than Jonah is here.

Matthew 13:11

And he answered them, "To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but it is not given to them.

Matthew 13:24

He set another parable before them, saying, "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field,

Matthew 13:31

He set another parable before 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 yeast, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, until it was all leavened."

Matthew 13:44-45

"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found, and hid. In his joy, he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.

Matthew 13:47

"Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a dragnet, that was cast into the sea, and gathered some fish of every kind,

Matthew 13:52

And he said to them, "Therefore, every scribe who has been made a disciple in the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who is a householder, who brings out of his treasure new and old things."

Matthew 18:1-4

In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who then is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?"

Matthew 18:23

Therefore the Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who wanted to reconcile accounts with his servants.

Matthew 20:1

"For the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who was the master of a household, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.

Matthew 21:29-32

He answered, 'I will not,' but afterward he changed his mind, and went.

Matthew 22:2

"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son,

Matthew 23:13

"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites. Because you shut up the Kingdom of Heaven against men; for you do not enter in yourselves, neither do you allow those who are entering in to enter."

Matthew 25:1

"Then 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 called his own servants, and entrusted his goods to them.

Mark 1:4

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

Mark 6:12

So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent.

Luke 9:2

He sent them forth to proclaim the Kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

Luke 10:9-11

Heal the sick who are therein, and tell them, 'The Kingdom of God has come near to you.'

Luke 11:20

But if I by the finger of God cast out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come to you.

Luke 13:3

I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way.

Luke 13:5

I tell you, no, but, unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way."

Luke 15:7

I tell you that even so there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance.

Luke 15:10

Even so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner repenting."

Luke 16:30

"He said, 'No, father Abraham, but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'

Luke 21:31

Even so you 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 preached in his name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

John 3:3-5

Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I tell you, unless one is born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God."

Acts 2:38

Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptized, every one of you, 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

"Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord,

Acts 11:18

When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, "Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life."

Acts 17:30

The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked. But now he commands that all people everywhere should repent,

Acts 20:21

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

Acts 26:20

but declared first to them of Damascus, at Jerusalem, and throughout all the country of Judea, and also 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, which brings no regret. But the sorrow of the world works death.

Colossians 1:13

who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and transferred us into the Kingdom of the Son of his love;

2 Timothy 2:25

in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth,

Hebrews 6:1

Therefore leaving the doctrine of the first principles of Christ, let us press on to perfection?not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works, of faith toward God,

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but is patient with you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Revelation 2:5

Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the first works; or else I am coming to you, and will move your lampstand out of its place, unless you repent.

Revelation 2:21

I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality.

Ezekiel 18:30-32

"'Therefore I will judge you, house of Israel, everyone according to his ways,' says the Lord GOD. 'Return, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.

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