Mark 1:15
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New International Version
"The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!"

New Living Translation
"The time promised by God has come at last!" he announced. "The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!"

English Standard Version
and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

New American Standard Bible
and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel."

King James Bible
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe in the good news!"

International Standard Version
He said, "The time is now! The kingdom of God is near! Repent, and keep believing the gospel!"

NET Bible
He said, "The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the gospel!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said, “Time is coming to an end. The Kingdom of God has arrived. Repent and believe in The Good News.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said, "The time has come, and the kingdom of God is near. Change the way you think and act, and believe the Good News."

Jubilee Bible 2000
and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent ye and believe the gospel.

King James 2000 Bible
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe the gospel.

American King James Version
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent you, and believe the gospel.

American Standard Version
and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe in the gospel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And saying: The time is accomplished, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe the gospel.

Darby Bible Translation
and saying, The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God has drawn nigh; repent and believe in the glad tidings.

English Revised Version
and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe in the gospel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Weymouth New Testament
"The time has fully come," He said, "and the Kingdom of God is close at hand: repent, and believe this Good News.

World English Bible
and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand! Repent, and believe in the Good News."

Young's Literal Translation
and saying -- 'Fulfilled hath been the time, and the reign of God hath come nigh, reform ye, and believe in the good news.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:14-22 Jesus began to preach in Galilee, after that John was put in prison. If some be laid aside, others shall be raised up, to carry on the same work. Observe the great truths Christ preached. By repentance we give glory to our Creator whom we have offended; by faith we give glory to our Redeemer who came to save us from our sins. Christ has joined these two together, and let no man think to put them asunder. Christ puts honour upon those who, though mean in this world, are diligent in their business and kind to one another. Industry and unity are good and pleasant, and the Lord Jesus commands a blessing on them. Those whom Christ calls, must leave all to follow him; and by his grace he makes them willing to do so. Not that we must needs go out of the world, but we must sit loose to the world; forsake every thing that is against our duty to Christ, and that cannot be kept without hurt to our souls. Jesus strictly kept the sabbath day, by applying himself unto, and abounding in the sabbath work, in order to which the sabbath rest was appointed. There is much in the doctrine of Christ that is astonishing; and the more we hear it, the more cause we see to admire it.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 15. - The time is fulfilled; that is, the time for the coming of Messiah and of his kingdom. The kingdom which had been shut for so many ages was now to be reopened by the preaching and the death of Christ. The time is very accurately indicated. St. Matthew tells us (Matthew 4:12) that "when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;" and then presently afterwards he adds, "From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand." The time and place are also accurately specified by St. Peter (Acts 10:36, 37), where he tells Cornelius that "the word of peace, preached by Jesus Christ, was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached." It was necessary that these circumstances should be carefully detailed, because they were among the proofs of the Messiahship of Jesus. Elias must come first; and he had come in the person of the Baptist, although the prophecy probably awaits its full accomplishment in the actual reappearance of the great prophet of Israel before the second coming of our Lord. Repent ye, and believe the gospel. These words may be regarded as a summary of the method of salvation. Repentance and faith are the conditions of admission into the Christian covenant. Repentance has a special reference to God the Father, and faith, to Jesus Christ the eternal Son. It is in the gospel that Christ is revealed to us as a Saviour; and therefore we find Jesus Christ, as the object of our faith, distinguished from the Father as the object of our repentance. Repentance of itself is not sufficient - it makes no satisfaction for the Law which we have broken; and hence, over and above repentance, there is required from us faith in the Gospel, wherein Christ is revealed to us as a propitiation for sin, and as the only way of reconciliation with the Father. Without faith repentance becomes despair, and without repentance faith becomes only presumption. Join the two together, and the faithful soul is borne onwards, like a well-balanced vessel, to the haven where it would be.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And saying, the time is fulfilled,.... Either that which was fixed for the end of the law and prophets, the legal and Mosaic dispensation, and the Jewish church state; or the fulness of time for the Messiah's appearance in the world; which was agreed upon between the Father and the Son, was predicted in various prophecies, and the people of the Jews were in a general expectation of:

and the kingdom of God is at hand: the same with the kingdom of heaven, in Matthew 3:2, see the notes: See Gill on Matthew 3:2, Matthew 4:17.

repent ye, and believe the Gospel. He called them to repent, not only of their former sins and vicious course of life, but of their bad principles and tenets, concerning a temporal kingdom of the Messiah; concerning merit and free will, justification by the works of the law, and salvation by their obedience to the ceremonies of it, and the traditions of the elders: these he exhorts them to change their sentiments about, and to relinquish them, and give into the Gospel scheme; which proclaims liberty from the law, peace, pardon, and righteousness by Christ, and salvation and eternal life by the free grace of God.



Mark 1:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Preaches in Galilee
14Now after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, 15and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel."
Cross References
Matthew 3:2
and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."

Matthew 4:17
From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."

Acts 2:38
Peter replied, "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 20:21
I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.

Galatians 4:4
But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,

Ephesians 1:10
to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment--to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

1 Timothy 2:6
who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.

Titus 1:3
and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior,
Treasury of Scripture

And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent you, and believe the gospel.

The time.

Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, …

Daniel 9:25 Know therefore and understand…

Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, …

Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather …

the kingdom.

Matthew 3:2 And saying, Repent you: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the …

Matthew 10:7 And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Luke 10:9,11 And heal the sick that are therein, and say to them, The kingdom …

repent.

Matthew 21:31,32 Whether of them two did the will of his father? They say to him, …

Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his …

Acts 2:36-38 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has …

Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward …

2 Timothy 2:25,26 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure …

believe.

Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, …

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