For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A psalm of Asaph. A song.We give thanks to You, God;
we give thanks to You, for Your name is near.
People tell about Your wonderful works.
I am bringing My justice near;
it is not far away,
and My salvation will not delay.
I will put salvation in Zion,
My splendor in Israel.
His salvation is very near those who fear Him,
so that glory may dwell in our land.
and saying, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!”
From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!”
As you go, announce this: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’
Heal the sick who are there, and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near you.’
‘We are wiping off as a witness against you even the dust of your town that clings to our feet. Know this for certain: The kingdom of God has come near.’
In the same way, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near.
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe in the good news!”
When Jesus saw that he answered intelligently, He said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And no one dared to question Him any longer.
But the message is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, so that you may follow it.
On the contrary, what does it say? The message is near you, in your mouth and in your heart. This is the message of faith that we proclaim: