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#1448: The kingdom of God does what?

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by ILoveYeshua, Jan 12, 2006.

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  1. ILoveYeshua

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    Mat 3:2 And2532 saying,3004 Repent3340 ye: for1063 the3588 kingdom932 of heaven3772 is at hand.1448

    (#'s are strong numbers)

    What I'm wondering is, should that last bit say "is at hand" or "draws near" or "approaches" or maybe "is close" or "has come"?

    My personal opinion is "draws near".


    Here are other verses with strongs #1448 in it, from the kjv+ module of e-sword.

    (Matthew 3:2) And2532 saying,3004 Repent3340 ye: for1063 the3588 kingdom932 of heaven3772 is at hand.1448

    (Matthew 4:17) From575 that time5119 Jesus2424 began756 to preach,2784 and2532 to say,3004 Repent:3340 for1063 the3588 kingdom932 of heaven3772 is at hand.1448

    (Matthew 10:7) And1161 as ye go,4198 preach,2784 saying,3004 The3588 kingdom932 of heaven3772 is at hand.1448

    (Matthew 15:8) This3778 people2992 draweth nigh1448 unto me3427 with their848 mouth,4750 and2532 honoreth5091 me3165 with their lips;5491 but1161 their846 heart2588 is568 far4206 from575 me.1700

    (Matthew 21:1) And2532 when3753 they drew nigh1448 unto1519 Jerusalem,2414 and2532 were come2064 to1519 Bethphage,967 unto4314 the3588 mount3735 of Olives,1636 then5119 sent649 Jesus2424 two1417 disciples,3101

    (Matthew 21:34) And1161 when3753 the3588 time2540 of the3588 fruit2590 drew near,1448 he sent649 his848 servants1401 to4314 the3588 husbandmen,1092 that they might receive2983 the3588 fruits2590 of it.846

    (Matthew 26:45) Then5119 cometh2064 he to4314 his848 disciples,3101 and2532 saith3004 unto them,846 Sleep on2518 now,3063 and2532 take your rest:373 behold,2400 the3588 hour5610 is at hand,1448 and2532 the3588 Son5207 of man444 is betrayed3860 into1519 the hands5495 of sinners.268

    (Matthew 26:46) Rise,1453 let us be going:71 behold,2400 he is at hand1448 that doth betray3860 me.3165

    (Mark 1:15) And2532 saying,3004 The3588 time2540 is fulfilled,4137 and2532 the3588 kingdom932 of God2316 is at hand:1448 repent3340 ye, and2532 believe4100 the3588 gospel.2098

    (Mark 11:1) And2532 when3753 they came nigh1448 to1519 Jerusalem,2419 unto1519 Bethphage967 and2532 Bethany,963 at4314 the3588 mount3735 of Olives,1636 he sendeth forth649 two1417 of his848 disciples,3101

    (Mark 14:42) Rise up,1453 let us go;71 lo,2400 he that betrayeth3860 me3165 is at hand.1448

    (Luke 7:12) Now1161 when5613 he came nigh1448 to the3588 gate4439 of the3588 city,4172 (2532) behold,2400 there was a dead man2348 carried out,1580 the only3439 son5207 of his848 mother,3384 and2532 she3778 was2258 a widow:5503 and2532 much2425 people3793 of the3588 city4172 was2258 with4862 her.846

    (Luke 10:9) And2532 heal2323 the3588 sick772 that are therein,1722, 846 and2532 say3004 unto them,846 The3588 kingdom932 of God2316 is come nigh1448 unto1909 you.5209

    (Luke 10:11) Even2532 the3588 very dust2868 of1537 your5216 city,4172 which cleaveth2853 on us,2254 we do wipe off631 against you:5213 notwithstanding4133 be ye sure1097 of this,5124 that3754 the3588 kingdom932 of God2316 is come nigh1448 unto1909 you.5209

    (Luke 12:33) Sell4453 that ye have,5216, 5224 and2532 give1325 alms;1654 provide4160 yourselves1438 bags905 which wax not old,3822, 3361 a treasure2344 in1722 the3588 heavens3772 that faileth not,413 where3699 no3756 thief2812 approacheth,1448 neither3761 moth4597 corrupteth.1311

    (Luke 15:1) Then1161 drew near2258, 1448 unto him846 all3956 the3588 publicans5057 and2532 sinners268 for to hear191 him.846

    (Luke 15:25) Now1161 his846 elder4245 son5207 was2258 in1722 the field:68 and2532 as5613 he came2064 and drew nigh1448 to the3588 house,3614 he heard191 music4858 and2532 dancing.5525

    (Luke 18:35) And1161 it came to pass,1096 that as he846 was come nigh1448 unto1519 Jericho,2410 a certain5100 blind man5185 sat2521 by3844 the3588 way side3598 begging:4319

    (Luke 18:40) And1161 Jesus2424 stood,2476 and commanded2753 him846 to be brought71 unto4314 him:846 and1161 when he846 was come near,1448 he asked1905 him,846

    (Luke 19:29) And2532 it came to pass,1096 when5613 he was come nigh1448 to1519 Bethphage967 and2532 Bethany,963 at4314 the3588 mount3735 called2564 the mount of Olives,1636 he sent649 two1417 of his848 disciples,3101

    (Luke 19:37) And1161 when he846 was come nigh,1448 even now2235 at4314 the3588 descent2600 of the3588 mount3735 of Olives,1636 the3588 whole537 multitude4128 of the3588 disciples3101 began756 to rejoice5463 and praise134 God2316 with a loud3173 voice5456 for4012 all3956 the mighty works1411 that3739 they had seen;1492

    (Luke 19:41) And2532 when5613 he was come near,1448 he beheld1492 the3588 city,4172 and wept2799 over1909 it,846

    (Luke 21:8) And1161 he3588 said,2036 Take heed991 that ye be not3361 deceived:4105 for1063 many4183 shall come2064 in1909 my3450 name,3686 saying,3004 I1473 am1510 Christ; and2532 the3588 time2540 draweth near:1448 go4198 ye not3361 therefore3767 after3694 them.846

    (Luke 21:20) And1161 when3752 ye shall see1492 Jerusalem2419 compassed2944 with5259 armies,4760 then5119 know1097 that3754 the3588 desolation2050 thereof846 is nigh.1448

    (Luke 21:28) And1161 when these things5130 begin756 to come to pass,1096 then look up,352 and2532 lift up1869 your5216 heads;2776 for1360 your5216 redemption629 draweth nigh.1448

    (Luke 22:1) Now1161 the3588 feast1859 of unleavened bread106 drew nigh,1448 which is called3004 the Passover.3957

    (Luke 22:47) And1161 while he846 yet2089 spake,2980 behold2400 a multitude,3793 and2532 he that was called3004 Judas,2455 one1520 of the3588 twelve,1427 went before4281 them,846 and2532 drew near1448 unto Jesus2424 to kiss5368 him.846

    (Luke 24:15) And2532 it came to pass,1096 that, while they846 communed3656 together and2532 reasoned,4802 (2532) Jesus2424 himself846 drew near,1448 and went with4848 them.846

    (Luke 24:28) And2532 they drew nigh1448 unto1519 the3588 village,2968 whither3757 they went:4198 and2532 he846 made as though4364 he would have gone4198 further.4208

    (Acts 7:17) But1161 when2531 the3588 time5550 of the3588 promise1860 drew nigh,1448 which3739 God2316 had sworn3660 to Abraham,11 the3588 people2992 grew837 and2532 multiplied4129 in1722 Egypt,125

    (Acts 9:3) And1161 as he journeyed,4198 he846 came near1448 Damascus:1154 and2532 suddenly1810 there shined round about4015 him846 a light5457 from575 heaven:3772

    (Acts 10:9) On(1161) the3588 morrow,1887 as they1565 went on their journey,3596 and2532 drew nigh1448 unto the3588 city,4172 Peter4074 went up305 upon1909 the3588 housetop1430 to pray4336 about4012 the sixth1623 hour:5610

    (Acts 21:33) Then5119 the3588 chief captain5506 came near,1448 and took1949 him,846 and2532 commanded2753 him to be bound1210 with two1417 chains;254 and2532 demanded4441 who5101 he was,1498, 302 and2532 what5101 he had2076 done.4160

    (Acts 22:6) And1161 it came to pass,1096 that, as I3427 made my journey,4198 and2532 was come nigh1448 unto Damascus1154 about4012 noon,3314 suddenly1810 there shone4015 from1537 heaven3772 a great2425 light5457 round about4012 me.1691

    (Acts 23:15) Now3568 therefore3767 ye5210 with4862 the3588 council4892 signify1718 to the3588 chief captain5506 that3704 he bring him down2609, 846 unto4314 you5209 tomorrow,839 as though5613 ye would3195 inquire1231 something more perfectly197 concerning4012 him:846 and1161 we,2249 or ever4253 he846 come near,1448 are2070 ready2092 to kill337 him.846

    (Romans 13:12) The3588 night3571 is far spent,4298 (1161) the3588 day2250 is at hand:1448 let us therefore3767 cast off659 the3588 works2041 of darkness,4655 and2532 let us put on1746 the3588 armor3696 of light.5457

    (Philippians 2:30) Because3754 for1223 the3588 work2041 of Christ5547 he was nigh1448 unto3360 death,2288 not regarding3851 his life,5590 to2443 supply378 your5216 lack5303 of service3009 toward4314 me.3165

    (Hebrews 7:19) For1063 the3588 law3551 made nothing perfect,5048, 3762 but1161 the bringing in1898 of a better2909 hope1680 did; by1223 the which3739 we draw nigh1448 unto God.2316

    (Hebrews 10:25) Not3361 forsaking1459 the3588 assembling of ourselves together,1997, 1438 as2531 the manner1485 of some5100 is; but235 exhorting3870 one another: and2532 so much5118 the more,3123 as3745 ye see991 the3588 day2250 approaching.1448

    (James 4:8) Draw nigh1448 to God,2316 and2532 he will draw nigh1448 to you.5213 Cleanse2511 your hands,5495 ye sinners;268 and2532 purify48 your hearts,2588 ye double minded.1374

    (James 5:8) Be ye also patient;3114, 5210, 2532 establish4741 your5216 hearts:2588 for3754 the3588 coming3952 of the3588 Lord2962 draweth nigh.1448

    (1 Peter 4:7) But1161 the3588 end5056 of all things3956 is at hand:1448 be ye therefore sober,4993, 3767 and2532 watch3525 unto1519 prayer.4335


    then here's the compare tab for 3:2 with several bibles.

    Mat 3:2

    (ALT) and saying, "Be repenting, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn near!"

    (ASV) Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

    (BBE) Saying, Let your hearts be turned from sin; for the kingdom of heaven is near.

    (CEV) He said, "Turn back to God! The kingdom of heaven will soon be here."

    (Darby) and saying, Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn nigh.

    (DRB) And saying: Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

    (EMTV) and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!"

    (ESV) "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

    (GNB) "Turn away from your sins," he said, "because the Kingdom of heaven is near!"

    (GW) "Turn to God and change the way you think and act, because the kingdom of heaven is near."

    (ISV) and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near!"

    (KJV) And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

    (KJV+) And2532 saying,3004 Repent3340 ye: for1063 the3588 kingdom932 of heaven3772 is at hand.1448

    (KJVR) And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

    (LITV) and saying, Repent! For the kingdom of Heaven has drawn near.

    (MKJV) and saying, Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

    (MRC) "Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven has drawn near."

    (Murdock) and said: Repent; the kingdom of heaven hath approached.

    (Webster) And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

    (WNT) "Repent," he said, "for the Kingdom of the Heavens is now close at hand."

    (YLT) and saying, `Reform, for come nigh hath the reign of the heavens,'

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    sooooooooo, what do you think?
     
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  2. GraceInHim

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    it somewhat like the prayer Jesus said to pray.. thy Kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven...

    imagine if the whole world prayed this at once?
     
  3. son

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    it means that the kingdom of heaven at hand. It is so near to you.
     
  4. mutzrein

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    I think - no, I know - that what Jesus said was true. Unless a man (or woman) is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
     
  5. kopilo

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    The Kingdom of God, is eternity, it has no analogue type of time so it is always drawing nearer and always at hand, until judgement day.
    just my 2c
     
  6. son

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    i think the kingdom of heaven is already there, it depends on whether you want it. Or if we know that it exists in some place. Maybe it can also refers to church as kingdom of heaven? since we get peace and security in church?
     
  7. ILoveYeshua

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    What I'm wondering is, should that last bit say "is at hand" or "draws near" or "approaches" or maybe "is close" or "has come"?

    (that was the real question.)
     
  8. kopilo

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    does it make a real difference to which ending you use keeping eternity in consideration?
     
  9. ILoveYeshua

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    > does it make a real difference to which ending you use keeping eternity in consideration?

    please, either pick one (ie state an opinion on which you think it is) or dont post. thanks
     
  10. ILoveYeshua

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    maybe i should have made this a poll with radio buttons.
     
  11. kopilo

    kopilo Envisioner

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    the kingdom of god is simple enough and too complex enough to have radio buttons. :)

    ohh and my choice would be "is at hand". (and drawing closer) but it is at hand because we can be dealing with our own eternity until we meet it.
     
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