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Luke 16:16 New King James Version (NKJV)

16 “The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Luke 16:16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

16 The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John; since that time the gospel of the kingdom of God [a]has been preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 16:16 Lit is preached
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Luke 16:16 Amplified Bible (AMP)

16 “The Law and the [writings of the] Prophets were proclaimed until John; since then the gospel of the kingdom of God has been and continues to be preached, and everyone tries forcefully to go into it.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Luke 16:16 New International Version (NIV)

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16 “The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing their way into it.

New International Version (NIV)

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Luke 16:16 King James Version (KJV)

16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.

Matthew 11:12 New King James Version (NKJV)

12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Matthew 11:12 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

12 From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven [a]suffers violence, and violent men [b]take it by force.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 11:12 Or is forcibly entered
  2. Matthew 11:12 Or seize it for themselves
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Matthew 11:12 Amplified Bible (AMP)

12 From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violent assault, and violent men seize it by force [as a precious prize].

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Matthew 11:12 New International Version (NIV)

12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence,[a] and violent people have been raiding it.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 11:12 Or been forcefully advancing
New International Version (NIV)

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Matthew 11:12 King James Version (KJV)

12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

Matthew 21:31-32 New King James Version (NKJV)

31 Which of the two did the will of his father?”

They said to Him, “The first.”

Jesus said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; but tax collectors and harlots believed him; and when you saw it, you did not afterward [a]relent and believe him.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 21:32 regret it
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Matthew 21:31-32 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

31 Which of the two did the will of his father?” They *said, “The first.” Jesus *said to them, “Truly I say to you that the tax collectors and prostitutes [a]will get into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him; but the tax collectors and prostitutes did believe him; and you, seeing this, did not even feel remorse afterward so as to believe him.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 21:31 Lit are getting into
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Matthew 21:31-32 Amplified Bible (AMP)

31 Which of the two did the will of the father?” The chief priests and elders replied, “The first one.” Jesus said to them, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you that the tax collectors and the prostitutes will get into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came to you [walking] in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him; but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did believe him; and you, seeing this, did not even change your mind afterward and believe him [accepting what he proclaimed to you].

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Matthew 21:31-32 New International Version (NIV)

31 “Which of the two did what his father wanted?”

“The first,” they answered.

Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.

New International Version (NIV)

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Matthew 21:31-32 King James Version (KJV)

31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

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