In the King James Version of the Bible the text reads: “And saying, Repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” The New International Version translates the passage as: “and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”
What does it mean Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand?
Most people say repent means change your mind or turn from sin. Repent is always looking at the past and changing the mind about the past. I think Jesus was trying to get them to think different and was going to reveal the plan of heaven on earth over a couple of years.
What does it mean the kingdom of heaven is near?
There is a difficulty for those believing in a delayed end time, since the phrase “the kingdom of God” is liked with other phrases like “at hand” or “is near,” implying an imminent event.
What is the meaning of the kingdom of God?
Kingdom of God, also called Kingdom Of Heaven, in Christianity, the spiritual realm over which God reigns as king, or the fulfillment on Earth of God’s will. The phrase occurs frequently in the New Testament, primarily used by Jesus Christ in the first three Gospels.
What does Matthew 4 17 say?
The New International Version translates the passage as: From that time on Jesus began. to preach, “Repent, for the. kingdom of heaven is near.”