Kingdom of God Verses in the Bible

God’s Word says a lot about the coming kingdom of Jesus Christ. These scripture quotes will encourage your faith and give you strength knowing that God will reign over all.

Matthew 6:33 Jesus says seek first the kingdom of God.

Matthew 6:33
(ESV)  But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
(KJV)  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
(MSG)  Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
(NIV)  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
(NLT)  Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

John 18:36 Jesus says his kingdom is not of this world.

John 18:36
(ESV)  Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”
(KJV)  Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
(MSG)  “My kingdom,” said Jesus, “doesn’t consist of what you see around you. If it did, my followers would fight so that I wouldn’t be handed over to the Jews. But I’m not that kind of king, not the world’s kind of king.”
(NIV)  Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”
(NLT)  Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world.”

Luke 17:20-21 Bible passage the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.

Luke 17:20
(ESV)  Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming in ways that can be observed,
(KJV)  And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
(MSG)  Jesus, grilled by the Pharisees on when the kingdom of God would come, answered, “The kingdom of God doesn’t come by counting the days on the calendar.
(NIV)  Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed,
(NLT)  One day the Pharisees asked Jesus, “When will the Kingdom of God come?” Jesus replied, “The Kingdom of God can’t be detected by visible signs.

Luke 17:21
(ESV)  nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”
(KJV)  Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
(MSG)  Nor when someone says, ‘Look here!’ or, ‘There it is!’ And why? Because God’s kingdom is already among you.”
(NIV)  nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”
(NLT)  You won’t be able to say, ‘Here it is!’ or ‘It’s over there!’ For the Kingdom of God is already among you.”

Mark 1:15 The kingdom of God is at hand scripture verse.

Mark 1:15
(ESV)  and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
(KJV)  And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
(MSG)  “Time’s up! God’s kingdom is here. Change your life and believe the Message.”
(NIV)  “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
(NLT)  “The time promised by God has come at last!” he announced. “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!”

Romans 14:17 Apostle Paul quote on the kingdom of God.

Romans 14:17
(ESV)  For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
(KJV)  For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
(MSG)  God’s kingdom isn’t a matter of what you put in your stomach, for goodness’ sake. It’s what God does with your life as he sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy.
(NIV)  For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,
(NLT)  For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 4:17 Jesus says repent to enter the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 4:17
(ESV)  From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
(KJV)  From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
(MSG)  This Isaiah-prophesied sermon came to life in Galilee the moment Jesus started preaching. He picked up where John left off: “Change your life. God’s kingdom is here.”
(NIV)  From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
(NLT)  From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.”

Daniel 2:44 Old Testament reference on the kingdom of God.

Daniel 2:44
(ESV)  And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, nor shall the kingdom be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand forever,
(KJV)  And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
(MSG)  “But throughout the history of these kingdoms, the God of heaven will be building a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will this kingdom ever fall under the domination of another. In the end it will crush the other kingdoms and finish them off and come through it all standing strong and eternal.
(NIV)  “In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.
(NLT)  “During the reigns of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed or conquered. It will crush all these kingdoms into nothingness, and it will stand forever.

Matthew 16:19 The keys to the kingdom of heaven Bible reference.

Matthew 16:19
(ESV)  I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
(KJV)  And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
(MSG)  “And that’s not all. You will have complete and free access to God’s kingdom, keys to open any and every door: no more barriers between heaven and earth, earth and heaven. A yes on earth is yes in heaven. A no on earth is no in heaven.”
(NIV)  I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
(NLT)  And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.”

Revelation 11:15 The kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of the world are united in the end times.

Revelation 11:15
(ESV)  Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”
(KJV)  And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
(MSG)  The seventh Angel trumpeted. A crescendo of voices in Heaven sang out, The kingdom of the world is now the Kingdom of our God and his Messiah! He will rule forever and ever!
(NIV)  The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.”
(NLT)  Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices shouting in heaven: “The world has now become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign forever and ever.”

Matthew 25:34 God has prepared the kingdom from the foundation of the world.

Matthew 25:34
(ESV)  Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
(KJV)  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
(MSG)  “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what’s coming to you in this kingdom. It’s been ready for you since the world’s foundation.
(NIV)  “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
(NLT)  “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world.

Acts 28:31 The Early Church proclaimed the kingdom of God.

Acts 28:31
(ESV)  proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.
(KJV)  Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.
(MSG)  He urgently presented all matters of the kingdom of God. He explained everything about Jesus Christ. His door was always open.
(NIV)  He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance!
(NLT)  boldly proclaiming the Kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ. And no one tried to stop him.

1 Corinthians 6:9 The unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God Bible verse.

1 Corinthians 6:9
(ESV)  Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,
(KJV)  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
(MSG)  Don’t you realize that this is not the way to live? Unjust people who don’t care about God will not be joining in his kingdom. Those who use and abuse each other, use and abuse sex,
(NIV)  Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men
(NLT)  Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality,

Daniel 7:27 The prophet Daniel writes about the eternal kingdom.

Daniel 7:27
(ESV)  And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; his kingdom shall be an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.’
(KJV)  And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
(MSG)  Then the royal rule and the authority and the glory of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the people of the High God. Their royal rule will last forever. All other rulers will serve and obey them.’
(NIV)  Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.’
(NLT)  Then the sovereignty, power, and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be given to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will last forever, and all rulers will serve and obey him.”

FAQ about the Kingdome of God in the Bible

What is the Kingdom of God in the Bible?

First and foremost, the Kingdom of God is a state of being in right relationship with God. It’s where we experience His Presence, His power, and His protection. The Kingdom of God is also a place where we are victors over sin and death. In the Kingdom of God, everything Jesus said would come to pass has already come to pass. And it’s only going to get better! So what exactly is the Kingdom of God? The answer may surprise you… The Kingdom of God is not a physical place like heaven or earth. Instead, it’s a spiritual realm that exists beyond our physical world. It’s a realm where good reigns supreme and evil has been vanquished.

What did Jesus say about God’s Kingdom?

Jesus spoke often about the Kingdom of God, and its importance in our lives. In Matthew 6:33, Jesus says, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” This means that if we prioritize seeking God’s Kingdom first and foremost, everything else in our lives will fall into place. Jesus also speaks about the Kingdom of God as being Within us (Luke 17:21). This means that the Kingdom is not something out there that we have to search for or strive to enter into. It’s already within us! We just have to recognize it and allow it to take root in our hearts.

Is the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God the same thing in scripture?

Kingdom of heaven (Greek: βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν) is a phrase used in the Gospel of Matthew. It is generally seen as equivalent to the phrase “kingdom of God” (Greek: βασιλεία τοῦ θεοῦ) in the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of Luke. Thought to be the main content of Jesus’s preaching in the Gospel of Matthew, the “kingdom of heaven” described “a process, a course of events, whereby God begins to govern or to act as king or Lord, an action, therefore, by which God manifests his being-God in the world of men.” See Kingdom of Heaven on Wikipedia

What is the Gospel of the Kingdom?

The Gospel of the Kingdom is the good news that Jesus Christ is ruling over God’s kingdom on earth, and that anyone who trusts in Him can be a part of His kingdom. It’s also good news that God is going to judge the world in righteousness and justice, and that those who trust in Jesus Christ will be spared from this judgment.

What do Christians believe about the end times and eschatology?

Christians believe that the Bible is God’s Word and that it is reliable and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice. They also believe that the Bible prophesies about future events, including the end times. There are many different interpretations of eschatology (the study of the end times), but most Christians agree on the following points: Jesus will return to earth; there will be a final judgment; and believers will spend eternity in Heaven with God while unbelievers will spend eternity in Hell.

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