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

  • 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.
  • Irene123
    When one is saved from his sins, he/she has a rest everyday in the Holy Ghost from the 'toil' our former life of sin put us through. The H.G. gives a continual daily rest in Jesus. "This is the rest wherewith ye shall cause the weary to rest", Isa. 28:12, Heb. 4:10-11.
  • Wayne
    Some are thankful for the Sabbath days. A day to rest, worship, not work, as the Jews, who are prospering in the love of The Lord. God's people in the land of God's Holy City. May we all study and understand the blessings of The Sabbath Days.
  • Lilian
    Take my yoke upon you and learn of me for i am meek and lowly in heart and ye shall find rest unto your soul. Thank you Jesus for your words i will trust you and worship you alone for you are my savior and my refuge without you in my life my soul is in darkness You are the light of the world to follow you there is no darkness my soul will be beautiful thank you Jesus for your blood amen
  • Bridgette
    Rest in the Lord, Amen

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