Matthew 4:17
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.”

Berean Study Bible
From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”

Berean Literal Bible
From that time Jesus began to proclaim and to say, "Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn near!"

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Then Jesus started preaching, "Turn back to God! The kingdom of heaven will soon be here."

Good News Translation
From that time Jesus began to preach his message: "Turn away from your sins, because the Kingdom of heaven is near!"

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."

New Heart English Bible
From that time, Jesus began to proclaim, and to say, "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!"

New American Standard 1977
From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

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.'
Study Bible
Jesus Begins His Ministry
16the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned.” 17From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” 18As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.…
Cross References
Matthew 3:2
and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near."

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

Mark 1:14
After the arrest of John, Jesus went into Galilee and proclaimed the gospel of God.

Mark 1:15
"The time is fulfilled," He said, "and the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe in the gospel!"

Luke 3:23
Jesus Himself was about thirty years old when He began His ministry. He was known as the son 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 the gospel of the kingdom of God,

Repent.

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

Matthew 9:13
But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

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

kingdom.

Matthew 11:12
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

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

Matthew 25:1
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.







Lexicon
From
Ἀπὸ (Apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

that time [on]
τότε (tote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5119: Then, at that time. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. At the time that.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

began
ἤρξατο (ērxato)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 756: To begin. Middle voice of archo; to commence.

to preach,
κηρύσσειν (kēryssein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2784: To proclaim, herald, preach. Of uncertain affinity; to herald, especially divine truth.

“Repent,
Μετανοεῖτε (Metanoeite)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3340: From meta and noieo; to think differently or afterwards, i.e. Reconsider.

for
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

kingdom
βασιλεία (basileia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 932: From basileus; properly, royalty, i.e. rule, or a realm.

of
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

heaven
οὐρανῶν (ouranōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3772: Perhaps from the same as oros; the sky; by extension, heaven; by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel.

is near.”
ἤγγικεν (ēngiken)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1448: Trans: I bring near; intrans: I come near, approach. From eggus; to make near, i.e. approach.
(17) From that time Jesus began to preach.--We have in these words St. Matthew's record of the commencement of our Lord's Galilean ministry. It is important to remember that it had been preceded by a ministry of some months in Judaea; that that ministry had been outwardly like that of the Baptist (John 4:1); and that He had withdrawn from it upon John's imprisonment because He knew that His own growing fame had attracted the notice of the Pharisees. Taking the data given by John 2:13; John 2:23; John 5:1; and John 6:4, we are able to fix the time of His first appearance as a prophet in His own country in the autumn or winter of the interval between the Passover of A.D. 26 and that of A.D. 27.

Of the usual method of our Lord's synagogue-preaching, Luke 4:17-21 gives us a representative example. To read the prophetic lesson for the day, to make that His text, to proclaim the necessity of repentance and the good news of forgiveness following on repentance, to bear His witness that "the kingdom of heaven" was not in the far-off future, but nigh at hand, in the midst of them--this we must believe was, at this time, as ever, the substance of His teaching and preaching. (See Notes on Matthew 4:23.)

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). 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.
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