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Matthew 4:17

    Matthew 4:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    From that time Jesus went about preaching and saying, Let your hearts be turned from sin, for the kingdom of heaven is near.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    From that time, Jesus began to preach, and to say, "Repent! For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 4:17

    Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent - See on Matthew 3:1, Matthew 3:2 (note). Every preacher commissioned by God to proclaim salvation to a lost world, begins his work with preaching the doctrine of repentance. This was the case with all the prophets, John the Baptist, Jesus Christ, all the apostles, and all their genuine successors in the Christian ministry. The reasons are evident in the notes already referred to; and for the explanation of the word κηρυσσειν, preaching or proclaiming as a herald, see at the end of chap. 3((note).

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 4:17

    See the notes at Matthew 3:2.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 4:17

    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.

    Verses Related to Matthew 4:17

    Acts 3:18 - But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
    Isaiah 30:15 - For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
    Matthew 21:32 - For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.