And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent you, and believe the gospel.
In 1680, Mr. Philip Henry preached on the doctrine of faith and repentance from several texts of scripture. He used to say that he had been told concerning the famous Mr. Dod, that some called him in scorn "Faith and Repentance," because he insisted so much upon these two in all his preaching. "But," says he, "if this be to be vile, I will be yet more vile, for faith and repentance are all in all in Christianity." Concerning repentance he has sometimes said, "If I were to die in the pulpit, I would desire to die preaching repentance, as if I were to die out of the pulpit I would desire to die practising repentance."
Parallel VersesKJV: And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.