Matthew 11:12

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 Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

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.

Discussion for Matthew 11

  • Irene123
    You've pretty much got it right. The 'it' refers to the message of John being the spirit of Elijah/Elias. The N.T. was translated from the Greek lang. - as that was the lang. of that day. The Jews knew that lang. - hence in the Greek, Elijah becomes Elias.
  • Judy_cummings60@yahoo.com
    I have been studying Elias in Matt 11:14, After looking up scriptures I believe that Elias may be Elijah, because Mal 4:5 says he will be sent, but then when I read Matt 11: 14 it says "And if you will receive it.... this is Elias. So I don't know because "it" would not be a person, it would be more spiritual. Does anyone know about Elias?
  • DR., ELDER, WILLIAM H DEWBERRY, JR.
    JESUS CONTINUES HIS TEACHING CONCERNING THE KINGDOM OF GOD AS A LIFE TO EXPERIENCE NOW,THROUGH HIM. AFTER WE COME TO HIME AND STOP CEASE FROM OUR LABORING, WE YOKE UP WITH JESUS, LETTING BE RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING IN HIS COMMON WEALTH, WE ENTER TO HIS REST. AS OUR KING IN HIS ECONOMY, HE'S ALWAY'S PROVEN FAITHFUL, WITH NO SHADOW OF TURNING,EVERYTHING WE NEED, HIS HAND PROVIDES, WHAT A GOD.
  • Cheryl antonucci
    Thank you FatherGod,for your son, and your love.
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Chuck, May I ask, who are you calling "self righteous religionists?"
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    The reason that the least in the Kingdom of Heaven and of the Kingdom of God is greater than John the Baptist is because, our Blessed Lord and Savior Christ Yeshua Jesus is truly Glorified and seated at our Heavenly Abba Dad and God Almighty Yahweh Elohim's Right Hand now and forever more, Glory Amen and Amen. He is truly the Fifth Cup revealed in our day and time who will be sent to Baptize His chosen elect Zion with the everliving Fire of His Holy Spirit as He is truly our Blessed Lord's Minister of Fire indeed and, get them up and running once again in part, to His everlasting Glory now and forever more, Glory Amen and Amen indeed. SHALOM ISRAEL ZION ! COME LORD YESHUA ! God Bless you. Shalom yedda dim beloved one .

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