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."
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach - He had preached before, both to Jews and Samaritans, John 4:41,45. But from this time begin his solemn stated preaching. Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand - Although it is the peculiar business of Christ to establish the kingdom of heaven in the hearts of men, yet it is observable, he begins his preaching in the same words with John the Baptist: because the repentance which John taught still was, and ever will be, the necessary preparation for that inward kingdom. But that phrase is not only used with regard to individuals in whom it is to be established, but also with regard to the Christian Church, the whole body of believers. In the former sense it is opposed to repentance; in the latter the Mosaic dispensation.
LibraryLight for those who Sit in Darkness
From the text it appears that some are in greater darkness than others; and that, secondly, for such there is a hope of light; but that, thirdly, the light which will come to them lies all in Christ; and, fourthly (joyful news!) that light is already sprung up all around them: they have but to open their eyes to delight in it. I. SOME SOULS ARE IN GREATER DARKNESS THAN OTHERS. It appears from the text that it was so in Christ's days, and certainly it is so now. Divine sovereignty runs through all …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
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"Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near."
May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Later on, after John was arrested, Jesus went into Galilee, where he preached God's Good News.
"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!"
Jesus was about thirty years old when he began his public ministry. Jesus was known as the son of Joseph. Joseph was the son of Heli.
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