New International Version
From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."
King James Bible
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Darby Bible Translation
From that time began Jesus to preach and to say, Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn nigh.
World English Bible
From that time, Jesus began to preach, and to say, "Repent! For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand."
Young's Literal Translation
From that time began Jesus to proclaim and to say, 'Reform ye, for come nigh hath the reign of the heavens.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent - See on Matthew 3:1, Matthew 3:2 (note). Every preacher commissioned by God to proclaim salvation to a lost world, begins his work with preaching the doctrine of repentance. This was the case with all the prophets, John the Baptist, Jesus Christ, all the apostles, and all their genuine successors in the Christian ministry. The reasons are evident in the notes already referred to; and for the explanation of the word κηρυσσειν, preaching or proclaiming as a herald, see at the end of chap. 3((note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Eversley, 1872. Chester Cathedral, 1872. St Matt. iv. 3. "And when the tempter came to Him, he said, If Thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread." Let me say a few words to-day about a solemn subject, namely, Temptation. I do not mean the temptations of the flesh--the temptations which all men have to yield to the low animal nature in them, and behave like brutes. I mean those deeper and more terrible temptations, which our Lord conquered in that great struggle with …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
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and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."
your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.
"The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!"
Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli,
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