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

  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 11:20 THEN BEGAN HE TO UPBRAID THE CITIES WHEREIN MOST OF HIS MIGHTY WORKS WERE DONE BECAUSE THEY REPENTED NOT***TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN 2:12 --- TEACHING US --- THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS --- PRESENT LIFE ---
  • A disciple
    The three Abrahamic Religions idea or slogan, is false! Abraham was called out from Ur of the Chaldees, to sever him from the heathen cult of Nimrod worship/Islam. Israel is for now not right with the Lord their God, denying and persecuting the Name of the only begotten Son of God; so God hides from them. Those who are Believers in Jesus Christ, are walking in the Spirit and the faith of Abraham.
  • Insight777
    There are 3 main religions today that believe in Abraham and the promise of the kingdom of God for their followers. These religions differ in doctrine so they oppose each other. Violent believers in their God of Abraham fight the others trying to take the kingdom of God by force. The door to the kingdom is Jesus, the Son of God. The violent do not believe Jesus is Savior so they are not saved.
  • Lu2677
    You said, "who listens anyway?" Matthew 11:5 "He that has ears to hear, let him hear." You said, "takes too much time, stressful" v.28 "Come unto me, all you that labour (work) and are heavy laden,(weary,tired,overwhelmed,burdened) and I will give you rest. Also, v.29 and 30. If you cannot find inspiration, excitement, hope for the lost, to work for the Lord, "Rest" is in the Sabbath.
  • Wokomaty
    According to the scipture says for what a man plant is what he will reap. therefore let him that has ear to hear, let him hear the word of God.matthew 11:15.For those planting evil in christendom,with worldly doctrine. Matthew very sweet to read.
  • Irene123
    The Trinitarian world refers to manifestations of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost as 3 distinct and separate persons in the Godhead, namely "God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost." If every manifestation of God was another God we'd have "God the voice (Gen. 3:8), God the burning bush, God the angel (Jacob wrestled with), God the pillar of fire, to name ONLY a few. cont.

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