matthew 11:12 amplified

matthew 11:12 amplified

The King, in exerting His authority over unclean spirits, displays the reign or the rule of God. One problem with this interpretation is that it puts men in the position of "taking" or "seizing" the Kingdom, another false concept. Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. (T) 41 The men of Nineveh will stand up [as witnesses] at the judgment against this generation, and will condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and now, something greater than Jonah is here. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: 18 “Behold, My Servant whom I have chosen;My Beloved in whom My soul is well-pleased;I will put My Spirit upon Him,And He will proclaim justice to the nations.19 “He will not quarrel, nor cry out loudly;Nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.20 “A battered reed He will not break,And a smoldering wick He will not extinguish,Until He leads justice to victory.21 “And in His name the Gentiles (all the nations of the world) will hope [with confidence].”(N), 22 Then a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute was brought to Jesus, and He healed him, so that the mute man both spoke and saw. 26 Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight. 25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth [I openly and joyfully acknowledge Your great wisdom], that You have hidden these things [these spiritual truths] from the wise and intelligent and revealed them to infants [to new believers, to those seeking God’s will and purpose]. Many followed Him, and He healed all of them [who were sick], 16 and warned them not to tell [publicly] who He was. 25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth [I openly and joyfully acknowledge Your great wisdom], that You have hidden these things [these spiritual truths] from the wise and intelligent and revealed them to infants [to new believers, to those seeking God’s will and purpose]. This points to the pride of self-righteousness. Jesus rejoiced in a thankful spirit even though, from a human point of view, it did not seem logical and right. 29 Or how can anyone go into a strong man’s house and steal his property unless he first overpowers and ties up the strong man? Beelzebul (Satan), by whom do your sons drive them out? A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners [including non-observant Jews]!’ Yet wisdom is justified and vindicated by her deeds [in the lives of those who respond to Me].”, 20 Then He began to denounce [the people in] the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent [and change their hearts and lives]. We are already part of that heavenly Kingdom. The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. But it is vital to understand what Jesus Christ is saying here, so it is worth the effort to more thoroughly examine His words. Therefore, "everyone is pressing into it" not only misrepresents the underlying Greek, but it is also out of sync with what the scriptures reveal concerning God's calling and election. Our Mission: To provide the Bible in accurate, contemporary translations and formats so that more people around the world will have the opportunity to be transformed by Jesus Christ. Matthew 11:12 13 For all the prophets and the Law prophesied up until John. 45 Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and make their home there. (P), 30 He who is not with Me [once and for all on My side] is against Me; and he who does not [unequivocally] gather with Me scatters. (K) 6 But I tell you that something greater than the temple is here. Jesus skipped right over this passage in the midst of Israel's civil law. 34 You brood of vipers, how can you speak good things when you are evil? They sneer at His inspired Word. In Luke 16:16 ("the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it"), the Greek word translated as "pressing" in the New King James is the same word translated as "suffers violence" in Matthew 11:12 (biazo). And He said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God present with power." For this reason they will be your judges. Because He is the King, as the central figure of the Kingdom, wherever He went, the Kingdom was present. 26 Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight. 11:12). A person cannot truly seek the Kingdom or its King until God changes something in his mind (John 5:39-40), and simply hearing the words of the gospel does not necessarily accomplish that. Therefore, we have to fight as warriors in battle and violently engage the enemy. ", But did John the Baptist restore all things? From The Kingdom in Matthew, by Matthew Allen, posted at www.bible.org "Then Jesus said something even more strange: “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.” (Mt. The king is always the highest representative of a kingdom, so when the king is present, the kingdom is also present. The scribes and Pharisees, as well as those influenced by them, persecuted those God was drawing into His Kingdom. He does not say He will remove persecution right away, but instead, He says that He has overcome the world. sign; but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah; Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster. He means "forceful." The amplified nature of the text is very useful to me as a person who reads and studies bible texts. (O) 23 All the people wondered in amazement, and said, “Could this be the Son of David (the Messiah)?” 24 But the Pharisees heard it and said, “This man [h]casts out demons only by [the help of] Beelzebul (Satan) the prince of the demons.”, 25 Knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, “Any kingdom that is divided against itself is being laid waste; and no city or house divided against itself will [continue to] stand. People have been 'earnest' about it; they have come 'pressing' to obtain the blessing, as if they would take it by violence.". The NWT Study Bible is complete with cross references, maps, and an accurate Bible dictionary. 7 And if you had only known what this statement means, ‘I desire compassion [for those in distress], [g]and not [animal] sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. Matthew 16:2 "He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, [It will be] fair weather: for the sky is red." (H) 2 But when the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, “Look! Notice, for example, Jesus' words in Matthew 23:13: "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! We read: “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent… I.S.V. But kingdoms are more than that, they … Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Matthew 11:12: Genesis 3:16 6Blessed is th… They had the long promised and long-awaited Messiah in the midst and refused to acknowledge Him. But He asks His Father to give us His protection from the Evil One so that we can at least have that added strength. After only ten minutes I had successfully used the text to shed great light upon texts (Matthew 11:12 for example) which have so many possible meanings and translations, and essays written about them, that I was beginning to feel weighed down! It is an interesting puzzle. They also contain the idea that everyone could enter the Kingdom at that time. Matthew also uses the Greek word “poor” but adds the word for “spirit,” making the whole expression literally read “poor ones (beggars) as to the spirit.” (See study notes on Mt 5:3; Lu 16:20.) Discover and read Bible verses from the AMP translation. Prophets and Prophecy (Part 1). There was such animosity that the King Himself suffered the most awful violence that has ever been perpetrated: a mob of creatures wantonly crucifying their sinless Creator. “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?”. The New King James translators chose the phrase "everyone is pressing into it," despite the Greek just barely supporting it. 5 Or have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple break [the sanctity of] the Sabbath and yet are innocent? 11 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater [in privilege] than he. 37 For by your words [reflecting your spiritual condition] you will be justified and acquitted of the guilt of sin; and by your words [rejecting Me] you will be condemned and sentenced.”, 38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign (attesting miracle) from You [proving that You are what You claim to be].” 39 But He replied and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation [that is morally unfaithful to God] craves and demands a [miraculous] sign; but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah;(S) 40 for just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The word rendered as "the violent" (biastes; Strong's #973), a closely related word, is used nowhere else in the Bible. Matthew 11:12 says that from the days of John the Baptist's preaching until that of Jesus—and even to today—Christ and those in whom He dwells suffer violence: physical or verbal assault, affliction, oppression, constraint, and perhaps even martyrdom. Matthew 16:17 shows that only by an act of the Father did Peter recognize Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God. True Christianity is denounced as being heretical and cultic, and its adherents suffer violence in various ways. Even though "He made the worlds" (Hebrews 1:2), He thankfully and joyously bowed to the will of the Lord of heaven and earth. At that time Jesus answered and said, "I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. He sets limits on how much violence He will allow, and what He does allow He will redeem for His own good will. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, Gen 49:10; Num 24:17; Ps 40:7; 118:26; Is 59:20, Amplified Study Bible, Large Print, Imitation Leather, Brown, Amplified Holy Bible: Captures the Full Meaning Behind the Original Greek and Hebrew - eBook, Amplified Compact Holy Bible--soft leather-look, camel/burgundy. The Kingdom of God is found in the Person of Jesus Christ. (C) 6 And blessed [joyful, favored by God] is he who does not take offense at Me [accepting Me as the Messiah and trusting confidently in My message of salvation].”(D). And the last condition of that man becomes worse than the first. (1-3) John the Baptist’s disciples ask a question on behalf of John to Jesus: are You really the Messiah (the Coming One)?Now it came to pass, when Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples, that He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities. A prophet? You will descend to Hades (the realm of the dead); for if the miracles done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. In Matthew’s gospel the words “Kingdom of Heaven” mean the same as Kingdom of God. Before plunging into what Jesus is saying in these verses, it is helpful to consider what He cannot be saying if Scripture is to remain unbroken (John 10:35). A reed shaken by the wind, go out to see? For Permission to Quote Information visit, Spiritual Creation within a Physical Body, Zeal and Earnestness needed for Sanctification, Kingdom of God both a Present and Future Reality, Turning the Hearts of Fathers to Children. In the book of Acts, the message of the Kingdom is inextricably tied to the central Being in that Kingdom (Acts 8:12; 19:8-10; 28:23, 31). It can be passive. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight." Amplified Bible (AMP). True Christianity is not a popular way of life today, and it was no different during the first century. This leads ultimately to rejecting the deity of Christ. Any reward, prize, gift, or instance of grace that comes to us from God—including the Kingdom—can be received but not seized by force. 9 Leaving there, He went into their synagogue. But the bottom line is that this is an operation that happens according to the Father's will, not any human's. And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. (R), 33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is recognized and judged by its fruit. Then he will ransack and rob his house. * [ 24:36 – 44 ] The statement of Mt 24:34 is now counterbalanced by one that declares that the exact time of the parousia is known only to the Father ( Mt 24:36 ), and the disciples are warned to be always ready for it. When He told the Pharisees that the Kingdom of God was among them, or in their midst (Luke 17:21), He referred to Himself. John was unique among the prophets because he was sent to prepare the hearts of the people for the immediate disclosure of their Messiah. These all suggest the idea that the gospel message was so popular that everyone who heard it was beating down the doors of the Kingdom, as it were. 15 Being aware of this, Jesus left there. We can now apply this principle to Christ's statements. 11 When Jesus had finished giving instructions to His twelve disciples, He went on from there to teach and to preach in their [Galilean] cities. Darby It is like little children sitting in the market places, who call to the others, 17 and say ‘We piped the flute for you [playing wedding], and you did not dance; we wailed sad dirges [playing funeral], and you did not mourn and cry aloud.’ 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking [with others], and they say, ‘He has a demon!’ 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking [with others], and they say, ‘Look! Perhaps for Matthew it means the generation to which he and his community belonged. (M) 10 A man was there whose hand was withered. The translation "suffers violence" in Matthew 11:12 springs easily from this meaning, but "pressing into" in Luke 16:16 obscures it. Thus energy, determination, and self-discipline are wonderful traits—but they do not match with what Jesus describes in Matthew 11:12. Compare all. In Matthew 11:12, the Greek word translated as "suffers violence" (biazo; Strong's #971) is used in only one other place, as we will see. They would have heard His teachings many times. Amplified® Matthew 11 provides an interesting example of Christ's thankfulness and praise. All rights reserved. Matthew 11:29 "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. “Go and report to John what you hear and see: and the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the, “What did you go out in the wilderness to see? For this reason they will be your judges. Picking grain to eat was not forbidden on the Sabbath. However, once that regeneration has taken place, then we are "conveyed into the kingdom of the Son of His love," as it says in Colossians 1:13. Other translations at least acknowledge the forcefulness inherent within the Greek words, rendering it as "everyone strives violently to go in" (The Amplified Bible; emphasis ours throughout) or "everyone forces his way into it" (English Standard Version). 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time, the kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault, and violent men seize it by force [as a precious prize–a share in the heavenly kingdom is sought with most ardent zeal and intense exertion]. Notice what Jesus did in this instance: He leap-frogged over Deuteronomy 24, which covers divorce and remarriage and sets a foundation of principles from which divorce-and-remarriage decisions can be made. Study Jeremiah 2 using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. So it is lawful and permissible to do good on the Sabbath.” 13 Then He said to the man, “Reach out your hand!” The man reached out and it was restored, as normal and healthy as the other. It can be verbal. Only those whom God draws to the Son can enter the Kingdom (John 6:44). The amplified nature of the text is very useful to me as a person who reads and studies bible texts. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. They reject the royal law of the Kingdom and ridicule God's sovereignty. 28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation]. B. Phillips has it: "The Kingdom of heaven has been taken by storm and eager men and forcing their way into it." It can be persecution or opposition in any number of ways. Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you. Whether we are considering our being conveyed into the Kingdom after our regeneration or inheriting it when Christ returns, in neither case is it fitting to say that we seize it or take it by force. Did John turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers? We know that God’s Word brings truth, healing, sets captives free, restores, redeems, reconciles neighbors, and enemies. Rather, Jesus says in John 3:5 that one must be "born of water and Spirit" to enter the Kingdom of God, a reference to the Father's cleansing and engendering of a person that makes him a new, spiritual creation within a physical body. at the judgment against this generation, and will condemn it because she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon; and now, something greater than Solomon is here. We know that the Kingdom of God has a future aspect, when Christ will rule over the nations and His glorified brothers and sisters will reign with Him. 2 When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples 3to ask Him, “Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?” 4 Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: the blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. A man dressed in soft clothing [entirely unsuited for the harsh desert]? His being revealed to them in glory was a demonstration of the power of God's Kingdom. Nevertheless, we cannot gainsay what Jesus says: "This is Elijah! Jesus tells them they will see the Kingdom of God present with power, and within a week they see Him transfigured. 7 As these men were going away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out in the wilderness to see? Matthew 22:12. (V), 43 “Now when the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, it roams through waterless (dry, arid) places in search of rest, but it does not find it. This is why Jesus says in John 16:33 that in the world, we will have persecution, but He also says to "be of good cheer." (NASB: Lockman)Greek: arate (2PAAM) ton zugon mou eph humas kai mathete (2PPAAM) ap' hemou, hoti praus eimi (1SPAI) kai tapeinos te kardia, kai heuresete (2PFAI) anapausin tais psuchais humon;. But John and Jesus were close in … As primitive as their method of predicting the weather was, their ability to discern spiritual matters was worse. 14 But the Pharisees went out and conspired against Him, discussing how they could destroy Him. John W. Ritenbaugh Taking the Kingdom by Force. A prophet? The key to understanding Jesus' words lies in understanding how the phrase "kingdom of God" or "kingdom of heaven" is used. J. John and Jesus were about the same age and were related through their mothers, Elizabeth and Mary (Luke 1:36). It is a sore judgment to be given up to them. Matthew 11:11-12 Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. We face a similar circumstance today. Matthew 11:12 A city near Capernaum, where Jesus later made His home. 9 But what did you [really] go out to see? See what over 150,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. John was born six months before Jesus. Parables of Matthew 13 (Part 2): Leaven. From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been sub... Read verse in New International Version by Shawn Brasseaux Matthew 11:12 is considered yet another difficult passage. In other words, the gospel message was not popular. When we think about a kingdom we often have in mind a geographical location such as a nation or a state. Matthew 11:12 The bread of the Presence, the twelve fresh loaves presented each Sabbath to the Lord in the Holy Place. 22 Nevertheless I say to you, it will be more tolerable for [the pagan cities of] Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. Friend. It was a bold intrusion, a despising of the king, to appear in his own ordinary dress. Sovereignty and Its Fruit: Part Ten. Richard T. Ritenbaugh This may raise other questions—to be examined shortly—but it is at least not contradictory. Those who wear soft clothing are in the palaces of kings! It was not possible for everyone who heard the gospel to enter the Kingdom, no matter how vigorously one might try, and that is true even now. (Q), 31 “Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy [every evil, abusive, injurious speaking, or indignity against sacred things] will be forgiven people, but [i]blasphemy against the [Holy] Spirit will not be forgiven. It doesn't reside within the power of the human will to choose Christ. We are already a part of that Kingdom! CAN YOU EXPLAIN MATTHEW 11:12? 3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Acts 13:48 says specifically that "as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed," indicating that those who have not yet been appointed to eternal life did not (and cannot) believe. Matthew 20:13, and addressed to Judas (chap. The child receives rather than takes it. at the judgment against this generation, and will condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and now, something greater than Jonah is here. 26 If Satan casts out Satan [that is, his demons], he has become divided against himself and disunited; how then will his kingdom stand? Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside asking to speak to You.” 48 But Jesus replied to the one who told Him, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?” 49 And stretching out His hand toward His disciples [and all His other followers], He said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! Amplified® Bible copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the, good treasure, brings out good things; and the evil man, from his. 16 “But to what shall I compare this generation? We are going to have to work vigorously and "violently" at times, to force ourselves to do what is right, because the Kingdom of God is now under siege in so many ways. Matthew 11-12 Amplified Bible (AMP) John’s Questions. 21 “Woe (judgment is coming) to you, [c]Chorazin! It is of the grace of God that we become Christians. See vv 31, 32. Amplified: Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle … NASB E-Prime See what over 150,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. To briefly summarize these two verses, then, everyone is pressing into the Kingdom, the Kingdom suffers violence, and violent people take it by force. A.S.V. Version Information. Matthew 11:12 says that from the days of John the Baptist's preaching until that of Jesus—and even to today—Christ and those in whom He dwells suffer violence: physical or verbal assault, affliction, oppression, constraint, and perhaps even martyrdom. Matthew 11 Amplified Bible (AMP) John’s Questions. When Jesus said that "the kingdom of heaven is at hand" (Matthew 4:17)—meaning nearby—He was referring to Himself. 35 The good man, from his [inner] good treasure, brings out good things; and the evil man, from his [inner] evil treasure, brings out evil things. It was ridiculous for the Pharisees to try to equate gleaning for food with reaping a harvest (which was forbidden on the Sabbath). Matthew 11:12 Is there another Elijah to come? 27 If I cast out the demons by [the help of] Beelzebul (Satan), by whom do your sons drive them out? Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Matthew 3:1-12 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: John the Baptist took his place on stage just before Jesus' birth. And fleshly lusts are most destructive to man's soul. Woe to you, Bethsaida! This violence does not have to be physical violence. We can see this in a couple of scriptures: "But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you" (Matthew 12:28). Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. John 9:22 records that "the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue." The kind of child He means does not violently seize anything, especially not the Kingdom. The Bereans "received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so" (Acts 17:10-11). Even nominal Christians suffer Muslim persecution in one part of the world, while others are blocked, ridiculed, and constrained by secularists and humanists in another. In secular usage, this word means "to use force on; to use power; to behave violently; to assault; to afflict; to oppress; or to constrain." Yes, I tell you, and one [more eminent, more remarkable, and] [b]far more than a prophet [who foretells the future]. 1. It will take a titanic struggle to enter it because so many things are acting against us. 14 And if you are willing to accept it, John himself is [the fulfillment of] Elijah [as the messenger] who was to come [before the kingdom]. Even without the glory, what stood among them was still the Kingdom of God. 8 What did you go out to see? On the same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea. We must keep in mind that it is the same verb translated as "suffers violence.". To take this a step further, where the King abides in any person or where a person is in Christ, the Kingdom is also present. Yet, there is another way to understand the Kingdom. 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]. It seems as though everything is working against Him, but what is His reaction? 1After Jesus had finished instructing His twelve disciples, He went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee. Similarly, in Luke 16:16, Jesus is saying that the Kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone uses violence against it, signifying opposition in one form or another, to constrain or repress the King and His citizens. 11 But He said to them, “What man is there among you who, if he has only one sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? Matthew 22: 37-40 (Amplified Bible) November 12, 2017 / laughinglinda. In the various translations and commentaries of these verses, certain prejudices influence how scholars interpret them. (W) 47 Someone said to Him, “Look! This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment. 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