'Reign' in the Bible
After Jesus had been born in Bethlehem of Judea during the reign of King Herod, wise men arrived in Jerusalem from the east
But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:
and saying, 'Reform, for come nigh hath the reign of the heavens,'
From that time began Jesus to proclaim and to say, 'Reform ye, for come nigh hath the reign of the heavens.'
And Jesus was going about all Galilee teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the reign, and healing every disease, and every malady among the people,
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.
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.
'Thy reign come: Thy will come to pass, as in heaven also on the earth.
And mayest Thou not lead us to temptation, but deliver us from the evil, because Thine is the reign, and the power, and the glory -- to the ages. Amen.
but seek ye first the reign of God and His righteousness, and all these shall be added to you.
'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,
but the sons of the reign shall be cast forth to the outer darkness -- there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth.'
And Jesus was going up and down all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the reign, and healing every sickness and every malady among the people.
'And, going on, proclaim saying that, the reign of the heavens hath come nigh;
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,
'But if I, by the Spirit of God, do cast out the demons, then come already unto you did the reign of God.
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,
Every one hearing the word of the reign, and not understanding -- the evil one doth come, and doth catch that which hath been sown in his heart; this is that sown by the way.
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.'
and the field is the world, and the good seed, these are the sons of the reign, and the darnel are the sons of the evil one,
Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the reign of their Father. He who is having ears to hear -- let him hear.
'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 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.'
Verily I say to you, there are certain of those standing here who shall not taste of death till they may see the Son of Man coming in his reign.'
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.
'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;
and again I say to you, it is easier for a camel through the eye of a needle to go, than for a rich man to enter into the reign of God.'
'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 he said to her, 'What wilt thou?' She saith to him, 'Say, that they may sit -- these my two sons -- one on thy right hand, and one on the left, in thy reign.'
which of the two did the will of the father?' They say to him, 'The first.' Jesus saith to them, 'Verily I say to you, that the tax-gatherers and the harlots do go before you into the reign of God,
'Because of this I say to you, that the reign of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth its fruit;
'The reign of the heavens was likened to a man, a king, who made marriage-feasts for his son,
'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.
and this good news of the reign shall be proclaimed in all the world, for a testimony to all the nations; and then shall the end arrive.
'Then shall the reign of the heavens be likened to ten virgins, who, having taken their lamps, went forth to meet the bridegroom;
'Then shall the king say to those on his right hand, Come ye, the blessed of my Father, inherit the reign that hath been prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
and I say to you, that I may not drink henceforth on this produce of the vine, till that day when I may drink it with you new in the reign of my Father.'
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