And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent you, and believe the gospel.
Many persons who appear to repent are like sailors who throw their goods overboard in a storm, and wish for them again in a calm.
(Mead.)A saint's tears are better than a sinner's triumphs.
(Secker.)The tears of penitents are the wine of angels.
(Bernard.)Repentance begins in the humiliation of the heart, and ends in the reformation of the life.
(Mason.)There is no going to the fair haven of glory without sailing through the narrow strait of repentance.
Parallel VersesKJV: And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.