Jesus Begins His Ministry
c Now after John was arrested, Jesus d came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God,
and saying, e "The time is fulfilled, and f the kingdom of God is at hand; g repent and believe in the gospel."
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee.
For Herod had seized John and bound him and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.
Added this to them all, that he locked up John in prison.
(for John had not yet been put in prison).
From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.
Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time.
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law.
As a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
And he said, "See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he!' and, 'The time is at hand!' Do not go after them.
You go up to the feast. I am not going up to this feast, for my time has not yet fully come.
"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
And Paul said, "John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.
Testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.