'Heavens' in the Bible
and saying, 'Reform, for come nigh hath the reign of the heavens,'
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
and lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, 'This is My Son -- the Beloved, in whom I did delight.'
From that time began Jesus to proclaim and to say, 'Reform ye, for come nigh hath the reign of the heavens.'
Happy the poor in spirit -- because theirs is the reign of the heavens.
Happy those persecuted for righteousness' sake -- because theirs is the reign of the heavens.
rejoice ye and be glad, because your reward is great in the heavens, for thus did they persecute the prophets who were before you.
so let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and may glorify your Father who is in the heavens.
Whoever therefore may loose one of these commands -- the least -- and may teach men so, least he shall be called in the reign of the heavens, but whoever may do and may teach them, he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens.
'For I say to you, that if your righteousness may not abound above that of the scribes and Pharisees, ye may not enter to the reign of the heavens.
that ye may be sons of your Father in the heavens, because His sun He doth cause to rise on evil and good, and He doth send rain on righteous and unrighteous.
ye shall therefore be perfect, as your Father who is in the heavens is perfect.
Take heed your kindness not to do before men, to be seen by them, and if not -- reward ye have not from your Father who is in the heavens;
thus therefore pray ye: 'Our Father who art in the heavens! hallowed be Thy name.
For, if ye may forgive men their trespasses He also will forgive you -- your Father who is in the heavens;
if, therefore, ye being evil, have known good gifts to give to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in the heavens give good things to those asking him?
'Not every one who is saying to me Lord, lord, shall come into the reign of the heavens; but he who is doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens.
and I say to you, that many from east and west shall come and recline (at meat) with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the reign of the heavens,
'And, going on, proclaim saying that, the reign of the heavens hath come nigh;
'Every one, therefore, who shall confess in me before men, I also will confess in him before my Father who is in the heavens;
and whoever shall deny me before men, I also will deny him before my Father who is in the heavens.
Verily I say to you, there hath not risen, among those born of women, a greater than John the Baptist, but he who is least in the reign of the heavens is greater than he.
'And, from the days of John the Baptist till now, the reign of the heavens doth suffer violence, and violent men do take it by force,
At that time Jesus answering said, 'I do confess to Thee, Father, Lord of the heavens and of the earth, that thou didst hide these things from wise and understanding ones, and didst reveal them to babes.
for whoever may do the will of my Father who is in the heavens, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.'
And he answering said to them that -- 'To you it hath been given to know the secrets of the reign of the heavens, and to these it hath not been given,
Another simile he set before them, saying: 'The reign of the heavens was likened to a man sowing good seed in his field,
Another simile he set before them, saying: 'The reign of the heavens is like to a grain of mustard, which a man having taken, did sow in his field,
Another simile spake he to them: 'The reign of the heavens is like to leaven, which a woman having taken, hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.'
'Again, the reign of the heavens is like to treasure hid in the field, which a man having found did hide, and from his joy goeth, and all, as much as he hath, he selleth, and buyeth that field.
'Again, the reign of the heavens is like to a man, a merchant, seeking goodly pearls,
'Again, the reign of the heavens is like to a net that was cast into the sea, and did gather together of every kind,
And he said to them, 'Because of this every scribe having been discipled in regard to the reign of the heavens, is like to a man, a householder, who doth bring forth out of his treasure things new and old.'
and at morning, Foul weather to-day, for the heaven is red -- gloomy; hypocrites, the face of the heavens indeed ye do know to discern, but the signs of the times ye are not able!
And Jesus answering said to him, 'Happy art thou, Simon Bar-Jona, because flesh and blood did not reveal it to thee, but my Father who is in the heavens.
and I will give to thee the keys of the reign of the heavens, and whatever thou mayest bind upon the earth shall be having been bound in the heavens, and whatever thou mayest loose upon the earth shall be having been loosed in the heavens.'
At that hour came the disciples near to Jesus, saying, 'Who, now, is greater in the reign of the heavens?'
and said, 'Verily I say to you, if ye may not be turned and become as the children, ye may not enter into the reign of the heavens;
whoever then may humble himself as this child, he is the greater in the reign of the heavens.
Beware! -- ye may not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you, that their messengers in the heavens do always behold the face of my Father who is in the heavens,
so it is not will in presence of your Father who is in the heavens, that one of these little ones may perish.
'Verily I say to you, Whatever things ye may bind upon the earth shall be having been bound in the heavens, and whatever things ye may loose on the earth shall be having been loosed in the heavens.
Again, I say to you, that, if two of you may agree on the earth concerning anything, whatever they may ask -- it shall be done to them from my Father who is in the heavens,
'Because of this was the reign of the heavens likened to a man, a king, who did will to take reckoning with his servants,
for there are eunuchs who from the mother's womb were so born; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs who kept themselves eunuchs because of the reign of the heavens: he who is able to receive it -- let him receive.'
But Jesus said, 'Suffer the children, and forbid them not, to come unto me, for of such is the reign of the heavens;'
and Jesus said to his disciples, 'Verily I say to you, that hardly shall a rich man enter into the reign of the heavens;
'For the reign of the heavens is like to a man, a householder, who went forth with the morning to hire workmen for his vineyard,
and the multitudes--some of the people preceding Him and some following--sang aloud, "God save the Son of David! Blessings on Him who comes in the Lord's name! God in the highest Heavens save Him!"
'The reign of the heavens was likened to a man, a king, who made marriage-feasts for his son,
and ye may not call any your father on the earth, for one is your Father, who is in the heavens,
'Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye shut up the reign of the heavens before men, for ye do not go in, nor those going in do ye suffer to enter.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
and he shall send his messengers with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his chosen from the four winds, from the ends of the heavens unto the ends thereof.
And concerning that day and the hour no one hath known -- not even the messengers of the heavens -- except my Father only;
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