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

  • DR., ELDER, WILLIAM H DEWBERRY. JR.
    MATTHEW 11:11; BECAUSE JOHN THE BAPTIST DIED UNDER THE OLD DISPENSATION, EVERYONE THAT DIES ON THIS SIDE OF THE CROSS,A.D., THE LEAST IS GREATER THAN JOHN THE BAPTIST.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX ! Verse 14 ! ISAIAH 35:6-10/51:3.16/52:2/60:14/PSALMS 87:2 ! The Least in the Kingdom of God is not a Jewish Believer but, a Gentile Believer. The Final outpouring of the Holy Spirit Tongues is Truly neigh at hand to the everlasting Glory of our Heavenly Abba Dad and God Almighty Yahweh, in and through His Son our Glorious Lord and Savior to come, Christ Yeshua Jesus Glory Amen. Shalom !
  • Cheryl antonucci
    Thank you FatherGod,for your son, and your love.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX. Matthew 11:25. Glory be to our Heavenly Abba Dad and God Almighty Yahweh in and through His Son who Lives and Reigns now and Forever more in everlasting Glorious Light to which no man can approach, the One and Only Alpha and Omega Christ Yeshua Jesus, Glory Amen and Amen indeed. Thankyou your Majesty Yeshua. SHALOM ISRAEL ZION ! COME LORD YESHUA AMEN ! {shalom yedda dim} beloved one}.
  • Gordy
    Matt 11:28 in comparison's to the references of other scriptures such as Paul's defence of his lite affliction's, being ship wretched, beaten with a whip, mocked, abandoned and much more. Casting our cares upon the Lord Jesus is part of our servival tactic that we are constantly to be mindful of. Our burdens are no more at the promise of our Lord!!
  • Michael W. Gephart
    Here is how I interpret Math, 11:11. Jesus taught that we don't go to heaven just as we are.
    We must first be "transformed" into more "perfect" beings. He pointed out that, even though John the Baptist was the most "perfect" man who ever walked the face of the earth, compared
    to the least ("transformed") person in heaven, he is still "lesser".

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