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

New Living Translation
From then on Jesus began to preach, "Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near."

English Standard Version
From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

New American Standard Bible
From that time Jesus began to preach and say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

King James Bible
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
From then on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!"

International Standard Version
From then on, Jesus began to announce, "Repent, because the kingdom from heaven is near!"

NET Bible
From that time Jesus began to preach this message: "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
From then on, Yeshua began to preach and to say, “Return to God, for The Kingdom of Heaven has come near.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From then on, Jesus began to tell people, "Turn to God and change the way you think and act, because the kingdom of heaven is near!"

Jubilee Bible 2000
From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens is at hand.

King James 2000 Bible
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

American King James Version
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

American Standard Version
From that time began Jesus to preach, and to say, Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say: Do penance, 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.

English Revised Version
From that time began Jesus to preach, and to say, Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Weymouth New Testament
From that time Jesus began to preach. "Repent," He said, "for the Kingdom of the Heavens is now close at hand."

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.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:12-17 It is just with God to take the gospel and the means of grace, from those that slight them and thrust them away. Christ will not stay long where he is not welcome. Those who are without Christ, are in the dark. They were sitting in this condition, a contented posture; they chose it rather than light; they were willingly ignorant. When the gospel comes, light comes; when it comes to any place, when it comes to any soul, it makes day there. Light discovers and directs; so does the gospel. The doctrine of repentance is right gospel doctrine. Not only the austere John Baptist, but the gracious Jesus, preached repentance. There is still the same reason to do so. The kingdom of heaven was not reckoned to be fully come, till the pouring out of the Holy Spirit after Christ's ascension.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 17-16:20. - THE FIRST STAGE OF CHRIST'S WORK AND TEACHING. Verse 17 - The proclamation. From that time; ἀπὸ τότε (elsewhere in the New Testament only Matthew 16:21; Matthew 26:16; Luke 16:16); i.e. from the time of his residence in Capernaum (ver. 13). Apparently our Lord, after the baptism, went to John (vide supra, ver. 1), then retired to Galilee, going first to Nazareth, then finally leaving it as his home for Capernaum. At Caper-nauru his public activity begins. From that time; the phrase expresses not merely "at that time," but "from that time," as the starting-point. Henceforth this was to be his message, even though its form might be altered. The phrase marks, as in Matthew 16:21, the commencement of a new stage in his life. His earlier work with John the Baptist is not included in the oral Gospel, probably because the twelve were not yet joined to him in formal and continuous adhesion. Repent, etc. His words are exactly the same as the Baptist's (Matthew 3:2), with whom, indeed, he had been very lately associated. There is no evidence that he meant by them anything else than the Baptist meant (cf. Introduction, p. 24.). It is very intelligible that quite early (Old Syriac) an attempt should be made to harmonize this summary of his preaching rather with that of his disciples (Matthew 10:7).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

From that time Jesus began to preach and to say,.... Not from the time he dwelt in Capernaum; for he had preached in Nazareth before he came there, Luke 4:16 nor from the time of John's being cast into prison; for he had preached, and made disciples, who were baptized by his orders, before John's imprisonment, John 3:22 John 4:1 but from the time that Satan left tempting him; as soon as that combat was over, immediately he went into Galilee, began to preach, and called his disciples. The words with which he began his ministry are the same with which John begun his; which shows the entire agreement between them, in that they not only preached the same doctrine, but in the same words; See Gill on Matthew 3:2

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

17. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand—Thus did our Lord not only take up the strain, but give forth the identical summons of His honored forerunner. Our Lord sometimes speaks of the new kingdom as already come—in His own Person and ministry; but the economy of it was only "at hand" until the blood of the cross was shed, and the Spirit on the day of Pentecost opened the fountain for sin and for uncleanness to the world at large.

Calling of Peter and Andrew James and John (Mt 4:18-22).

Matthew 4:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Begins His Ministry
16"THE PEOPLE WHO WERE SITTING IN DARKNESS SAW A GREAT LIGHT, AND THOSE WHO WERE SITTING IN THE LAND AND SHADOW OF DEATH, UPON THEM A LIGHT DAWNED." 17From that time Jesus began to preach and say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
Cross References
Matthew 3:2
and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."

Matthew 6:10
your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Mark 1:14
After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.

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

Luke 3:23
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,
Treasury of Scripture

From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

that.

Mark 1:14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching …

Repent.

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

Matthew 9:13 But go you and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not …

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

Mark 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: …

Luke 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Luke 9:2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

Luke 10:11-14 Even the very dust of your city, which sticks on us, we do wipe off …

Luke 15:7,10 I say to you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner …

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

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you …

Acts 3:19 Repent you therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out…

Acts 11:18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified …

Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all …

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

Acts 26:20 But showed first to them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout …

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

Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us …

kingdom.

Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven …

Matthew 13:9,11,24,47 Who has ears to hear, let him hear…

Matthew 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins, which …

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