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And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Matthew 11:12

And from the dayes of Iohn the Baptist, vntill now, the kingdome of heauen suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and men of violence take it by force.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And from the days of John the Baptist till now, the kingdom of heaven is forcing its way in, and men of force take it.
- Basic English Bible

But from the days of John the baptist until now, the kingdom of the heavens is taken by violence, and [the] violent seize on it.
- Darby Bible

And from the days of John the Baptist, until now, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
- Webster's Bible

But from the time of John the Baptist till now, the Kingdom of the Heavens has been suffering violent assault, and the violent have been seizing it by force.
- Weymouth Bible

From the days of John the Baptizer until now, the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.
- World English Bible

And fro the daies of Joon Baptist til now the kyngdom of heuenes suffrith violence, and violent men rauyschen it.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And, from the days of John the Baptist till now, the reign of the heavens doth suffer violence, and violent men do take it by force,
- Youngs Literal Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 11:12

11:12 And from the days of John - That is, from the time that John had fulfilled his ministry, men rush into my kingdom with a violence like that of those who are taking a city by storm.

 

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 11:12

Mt 11:12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, etc. The idea is, that from the time when John began preaching, men of violence were trying to force their way into the kingdom. It is compared to a walled city that men try to storm and enter. They tried a little later to make Jesus a king by force.

 

Comments for Matthew 11:12

Panayam Yasharah;a's comment on 2014-07-15 18:08:32:

The kingdom Of Heaven is Israel. When It Says The kingdom Being The Nation Of Israel "suffereth violence " it 's talking about the roman kingdom ruling and taking over the nation of israel "and the violent take it by force. " The Violent People Took The Kingdom By Force. Talking About 70 AD

 

Osayi Azamu's comment on 2014-05-13 20:28:42:

people of God should always follow the teaching of Jesus and not use their idiology in serving God

 

Nkosinathi Ngulube's comment on 2014-04-11 06:51:54:

His words are supported by "l send you out as sheep among wolves ".His message and ways proclaim peace, loosening the ties of prisonhood, and opposition to such can only come from those of violence.ln such manner, those who cannot make peace with God and all Godly manner seek to destroy the ministry, even though the gates of hell can ne 'er be able to prosper against this only Godly fortified kingdom.It is not easy to be a true disciple of God

 

Nkosinathi Ngulube's comment on 2014-04-11 05:33:57:

His words are supported by "l send you out as sheep among wolves ".His message and ways proclaim peace, loosening the ties of prisonhood, and opposition to such can only come from those of violence.ln such manner, those who cannot make peace with God and all Godly manner seek to destroy the ministry, even though the gates of hell can ne 'er be able to prosper against this only Godly fortified kingdom.It is not easy to be a true disciple of God

 

Nkosinathi Ngulube's comment on 2014-04-10 14:35:02:

His words are supported by "l send you out as sheep among wolves ".His message and ways proclaim peace, loosening the ties of prisonhood, and opposition to such can only come from those of violence.ln such manner, those who cannot make peace with God and all Godly manner seek to destroy the ministry, even though the gates of hell can ne 'er be able to prosper against this only Godly fortified kingdom.It is not easy to be a true disciple of God

 

Charlie's comment on 2014-03-22 14:30:11:

I believe what Jesus was saying was that from the days Of John the Baptist til now was a battle to get to the kingdom of Heaven because people including John judged the rights and wrongs of other people so seeing all as sinners the kingdom had to be taken by force That is why we should be servants of all and condemners of none and in Heaven we will be greater than he

 

Biill Manuel's comment on 2014-03-09 18:31:18:

The kingdom of heaven is not dependent upon the force of men for success or maintenance It is totally dependent upon God Christ and the Holy Spirit Violent people build so called churches having separated themselves from the body of Christ because they will not be subject to His discipline and thus spiritually and verbally rage against all wisdom and truth They are the kind who enter churches like lambs but underneath are ravening wolves The Bible instructs us to have no fellowship with such personalities but rather to reprove them They are bound to gain power over some perhaps even many congregations if they can by their own schemes because they are extremely versed at manipulation and devilish cunning The righteous would do well to not walk but run from such for of such is not the kingdom of heaven They are described by the righteous man Jude and he must have had first hand experience with them We would do well to heed his warning in the New Testament if we would walk with those who have their robes washed white in the blood of the lamb

 

John's comment on 2014-02-13 11:01:12:

This is my interpretation of this particular verse John was prepared from birth to witness support Jesus to the end of his life John got side tracked was eventually killed in prison for a matter not was not really relevant in the light of his original calling to live die with Jesus Paradoxically both men died prematurely Jesus indicated by his words that a new kind of person would grab hold of God s Providence people such as the early disciples who didnt have much training but were humble tried to support Jesus on earth When the first most prepared people fail to respond to God s calling then God uses a different strategy so men of force have to protect God Jesus s foundation the Kingdom of Heaven Unfortunately the same thing happened with the Second Coming of Christ those that were prepared failed to respond persecuted the returning Christ We dont learn from history Read the Divine Principle if you want to know who fulfills that role of the Second Coming of Christ

 

Seenya's comment on 2014-01-31 06:54:50:

The meaning of the word suffers in this scriptures brings me to Matt. 19-14, "suffer the little children to come unto me. Suffer, meaning let.

I believe the scripture in question mean, to take Jesus at his words, stand on the word of God at all cost. Behold I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the powers of the enemy, and nothing by any wise shall hurt you. We have authority through Christ Jesus. So walk with authority and act that you have authority. The Kingdom allows us to go with the authority through the Blood of the Lamb. Take it,sometimes it not easy, but go at it such as with violence, stand, stand on the words of the Lord God Almighty!

 

Seenya's comment on 2014-01-31 06:51:18:

The meaning of the word suffers in this scriptures brings me to Matt. 19-14, "suffer the little children to come unto me. Suffer, meaning let.

I believe the scripture in question mean, to take Jesus at his words, stand on the word of God at all cost. Behold I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the powers of the enemy, and nothing by any wise shall hurt you. We have authority through Christ Jesus. So walk with authority and act that you have authority. The Kingdom allows us to go with the authority thought the Blood of the Lamb. Take it,sometimes it not easy, but go at it such as with violence, stand, stand on the words of the Lord God Almighty!

 

Evan. Emmanuel C. K - The Voice Of The Rebuilder's comment on 2013-12-09 13:52:35:

From the time of John the Baptist...(mtt. 11:12)

Many believers don't think of the right exegesis of this one of the strongest verses in the Bible. Let's ask ourselves this question, "what prompted this statement by Christ?

Suffice it to say that what caused John to be put into the prison was his ability to confront evil despite the fact that the king was involved.

Let's look at this qualities of forceful men of whom John the baptist was one of:
1. Tenancity
2. Aggressiveness
3. Self denyal
4. Focus, and
5. Total Dependebility on God

Jesus said, " him that will follow me must deny himself first."

Consider the challanges the apostles and the early church fathers faced; then, you will understand what Jesus is talking about here.

 

Anonymous's comment on 2013-11-25 10:10:42:

Let God help us out during tribulations,because it not possible with the canal mind.we need your help oh God.

 

James Kamau's comment on 2013-11-02 14:07:22:

i think its about that extra faith and boldness in handling life and kingdom issues, especially when faced with mountains.

 

Rene's comment on 2013-10-13 22:28:44:

I was praying to God to give me understanding of this verse for long time. One fine morning when I was reading holy spirit taught me this: John the Baptist preached about God's kingdom with command( preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.") and he know whom he is preaching about.He preached about God's kingdom forcefully and he entered in to it forcefully.

 

James Charles's comment on 2013-07-16 09:58:21:

I use to think that comment means: that from when John started preaching, the kingdom of God on Earth suffers men's violence such as persecution etc. But those that are violent (in saying fervent prayer) just as early Christians prayed when Herod arrested Peter. Would have whatever they prayed for, through their fervent prayer.

 

IVAN's comment on 2013-06-15 08:03:08:

FROM THE DAYS OF JOHN.....UNTIL..
THIS VERSE CLEARLY INDICATES AN INITIATION POINT FROM WHICH THE KINGDOM BEGAN TO SUFFER VIOLENCE:

QI: WHAT OBTAINED PREVIOUS TO THIS EVENT AS PERTAINS VIOLENCE TO THE KINGDOM?
AI: MY BELIEF IS THAT THE VERSE SHOULD NOT BE VIEWED IN THE WIDER CONTEXT OF THE AGE OLD BATTLE OF GOOD AND EVIL BUT RATHER IN THE CONTEXT OF SOMETHING WHICH WAS POSSIBLE FROM THE TIME OF JOHN. THAT IS THE MESSAGE OF JOHN THAT THE POSSIBILITY NOW EXISTED FOR MANKIND TO ACCESS THE KINGDOM OF GOD WITH ALL THE MERITS OF SONSHIP, INHERITANCE THROUGH FORGIVENESS, POWER, AUTHORITY AND RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. THIS WAS A RADICAL REDEFINING OF THE OPERATIONAL MODE OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF LAW AND RITUALS WHICH PREVIOUSLY EXISTED TILL THEN.

FORCEFUL MEN LAY HOLD OF IT:

THIS CLEARLY INDICATES THE NEED OF CONCERTED EFFORT REPRESENTED IN EG. CONSTANCY, DEFERMENT OF LEGITIMATE CARES, DENYING OF SELF ETC. IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH, BUT IT IS TOTALLY POSSIBLE; REMEMBER FORCEFUL MEN ARE TAKING HOLD OF IT. IN A PERSONAL DIMENSION KINGDOM CAN BE VIEWED AS THE RULERSHIP OF GOD IN OUR DIMENSIONS OF LIFE! WE CAN THEREFORE NOW CHALLENGE FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE, LACK, SINCERE FRIENSHIPS, SELF PERFECTION AFTER GOD (AS HEAVENLY FATHER IS PERFECT) ETC. A WORLD OF POSSIBLITIES BY ACCESSING GODLY RESOURCE NOW AVAILABLE WITH THE SPIRIT OF OLD MODELS LIKE JOSHUA AND CALEB

 

Igah Bright's comment on 2012-11-23 05:42:44:

That God is God of forgiveness, and that in sin we were conceived. But by his power and might we are redeemed.

 

Memory's comment on 2012-11-08 13:55:42:

Haven’t understood fully, I’m still praying the holy spirit for understanding...

 

Chrijohn LaHaf's comment on 2011-10-23 23:29:34:

Matthew 11:12
From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.

This is another difficult verse in the bible. Different teachers have different views. But with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and with the exegesis from the context, I come to this conclusion.

The back ground story is as follows. John the baptist was in the prison for the cost of the kingdom of heaven. He began to have some doubt about Jesus Christ as the messiah.
So he sent his disciples to ask Jesus.

Then Jesus replied with what he was doing. He healed the sick. He raised the dead. He preached the good news of the kingdom of heaven. They were enough proofs of his Messianic

After that, to the crowd , he said, “ From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.

I believe that Jesus Christ was targeting to the ones who believed in him.

This is my paraphrase. Jesus Christ said, “John the baptist has already entered into the kingdom of heaven. Now he is advancing in and for the kingdom of heaven. So the enemies put him in prison. But John and the other strong men did not give up. They take hold of the advancement
of the kingdom of heaven. They kept on marching, for the victory was sure. Do not be discouraged or dismayed. Blessed is the one who does not fall away on account of me. Know that I am.”

Another related verse is Luke 16:16.
The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.

Here Jesus replied to the Pharisees, who loved money and who were sneering at Jesus, when he said, “No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and wealth.”

So, this is my understanding. Pharisees try to enter into the kingdom of heaven with their own way. But they will never be allowed.

They need to humble themselves, fighting against their pride. They need to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Messiah. Only then will they be accepted into the kingdom of heaven.

But every one who humbles himself, overcoming against his pride, is welcome into the kingdom of heaven. The Holy Spirit gives them power to come to Jesus Christ.

There will be oppositions against the kingdom of heaven, whether entering into or advancing for the kingdom of God. The oppositions are either inside of a man or outside.

 


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