If you wanted to know more about the Kingdom of Heaven, who would you
ask? Jesus of course!
This Kingdom of Heaven Bible verses study includes many FAQs about
the Kingdom of Heaven and the answers are given in the Words of Jesus
from the Gospels. Also included are some references to the Kingdom
from other books of the Bible.
Some people refer to our Lord’s Kingdom as the Kingdom of Heaven and
others call it the Kingdom of God. You may notice as you read through
this study, that Matthew’s preference is the Kingdom
of Heaven, while Mark, Luke, John, and Paul, largely choose to
call it the Kingdom of God.
To make this apparent, in this the Kingdom of Heaven Bible verses
study, the references to the Kingdom of Heaven
are in red and the references to the Kingdom of God
are in green.
Let us seek within the Bible for truth ... If you’ve read our study on
Heaven and Hell, you know that the Kingdom of God
is a realm. That’s why Jesus explained that it’s
not a place you can see, or a place that is here or there, but the
Kingdom of God is inside of you.
Here is Wisdom:
20 And when He was questioned of the Pharisees, when the
Kingdom of God should come, He answered them and said, The Kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the
Kingdom of God is within you.
Keeping this in mind, let us continue the Kingdom of Heaven Bible verses study.
The references to the Kingdom from the Gospels are collected in
groups. All the cross referencing has been done for you, so sit back,
relax, and enjoy this journey into the realm of our Father’s
What did Jesus mean when He said, The Kingdom is at
hand? How can the Kingdom of Heaven have been at hand then?
14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee,
preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God,
15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the
Kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the Gospel.
It’s always important to know who Jesus was talking to or
talking about when you’re considering the words of scripture.
In this passage, Jesus was talking to the Jewish people in Galilee,
and when He said, The time is fulfilled, He
was talking about the time of the Jews. The old covenant, or Old
Testament, had ended, or been completed. The Jewish people were given
a certain amount of time and then their Messiah (Jesus) came.
There is a time period mentioned numerous times in the Bible known as
the “Time of the Gentiles” ... It is the period of time
which is after Jesus’ death but before the End Times which is a
time where Gentiles (Individuals from any nation other than Israel)
have been given the opportunity to accept Jesus as their Savior ...
It is believed that the “Time of the Gentiles” would be
the same amount of time as the Jewish time period.
You can learn more about it in this study.
But be sure to return to this awesome study.
The Kingdom of Heaven Bible Verses Truth
What is the Kingdom of Heaven in the Bible Purpose
The words, at hand means near in time.
Well, nobody knows when their own lifetime expires, or when exactly
the end of time as we know it will arrive, so we should all live as
though the Kingdom is very near, because in fact, the time we have on
earth to live a lifestyle that will bring us into His Kingdom is
indeed short. Remember, a lifetime is just an instant, compared to
eternity. Jesus’ perspective is eternity, ours is just a mere
To look at this from another point of view, at hand
also means is here! If
you scroll back up to the very first scripture in this study of the
Kingdom, Jesus said;
The Kingdom of God is within you.
Sooooooooo it appears that the Kingdom is a Spiritual realm that can be within you.
You live in the realm of Heaven when you walk in the footsteps of
Jesus. It’s a spiritual realm that we inherit as believers, and
as you know, an inheritance is received at the death of the testator.
The testator of the inheritance of the Kingdom of Heaven is Christ,
and His death released the Kingdom for us to abide in.
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of
Judea, And saying, Repent ye: for the Kingdom of
Heaven is at hand.
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say,
Repent: for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.
And as ye go, preach, saying, The Kingdom of Heaven
is at hand.
Preaching about the Kingdom ... This is what was shared ...
And He said unto them, I must preach the Kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore
am I sent.
And it came to pass afterward, that He went throughout every city and
village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the Kingdom of God: and the twelve were with Him,
And He sent them to preach the Kingdom of God,
and to heal the sick.
And the people, when they knew it, followed Him: and He received
them, and spake unto them of the Kingdom of God,
and healed them that had need of healing.
The law and the prophets were [in effect] until John [the Baptist]:
since that time the Kingdom of God is
preached, and every man presseth into [contends with] [is affected
(Jesus was speaking to the Pharisees in the last scripture.)
We are the disciples of this generation. Although
Jesus spoke against the hypocrites who preached on the streets for
pride and attention, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t preach the Kingdom
at all. There are many discreet and glorifying ways to preach our
Father’s Kingdom. Seek and ye shall find!
To whom does the Kingdom belong?
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the
Kingdom of Heaven.
And He lifted up his eyes on His disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the
Kingdom of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake:
for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
You must be as a child to attain the Kingdom.
1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the
greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?
2 And Jesus
called a little child unto Him, and set him in the midst of them,
said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be
converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the
Kingdom of Heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as
this little child, the same is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and
forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the Kingdom of
There’s a big difference between being childish and being as a
child. Being childish is being ignorant, or without truth, however,
being as a child is being innocent and readily accepting of the truth
with an open heart.
Who may, and who may not enter the Kingdom of Heaven?
For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the
righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter
into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
Kingdom of Heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which
is in Heaven.
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.
Therefore say I unto you, The Kingdom of God
shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the
But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up
the Kingdom of Heaven against men: for ye neither go in
yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
32 And the scribe said unto Him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth:
for there is one God; and there is none other but He:
33 And to love Him
with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the
soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself,
is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
34 And when Jesus
saw that he answered discreetly, He said unto him, Thou art not far from the Kingdom of God.
And no man after that durst ask Him any question.
60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and
preach the Kingdom of God.
62 And Jesus said unto
him, No man, having put his hand to the plough,
and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of
28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see
Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the Kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north,
and from the south, and shall sit down in the Kingdom
Who gets a better seat in the Kingdom?
8 When thou art bidden of any man to a
wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honorable man
than thou be bidden of him;
9 And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give
this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.
10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest
room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee,
Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the
presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
11 For whosoever
exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself
shall be exalted.
12 Then said He also to him that bade him,
When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy
brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest
they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed,
the lame, the blind:
14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense
thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the
15 And when one of them that sat at meat with Him heard these
things, He said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in
the Kingdom of God.
And He sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall
be last of all, and servant of all.
Where is the Kingdom of Heaven Bible Verses Study
What is the Kingdom of Heaven in the Bible Message
Don’t miss the message in this. When you obtain the Kingdom, be
humble, because it’s better to be asked to come and sit up
front, than to assume you’ve attained a better seat than you
have, and be escorted to the back.
Also, don’t seek to do things for those who would be compelled
to “repay” you. If you are repaid for something, what
you’ve given, means nothing.
29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I
say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or
sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my
sake, and the Gospel’s,
30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now
in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and
children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the
world to come eternal life.
The Kingdom of Heaven Bible verses study advice ... If you have given
up worldly things for the Lord, you will gain much more in our Father
’s Kingdom. You may ask, If there is a world to
come, how can the Kingdom already be here? Again, remember
that the Kingdom is a realm.
There will also be a new Heaven and a new earth, but that doesn’t
mean that Heaven and earth don’t exist now. In the same way,
if you are a Christian, you have everlasting life, but it isn’t
the same as the life you have now, though you have both. You will
have to experience death, before you attain your new eternal life
(though you don’t just lie dormant and lifeless after your
flesh expires). You can read more about this in
Abraham’s Bosom. Now let’s get back to who’s who
in the Kingdom.
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am
not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till
Heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass
from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break
one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be
called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven:
but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called
great in the Kingdom of Heaven.
11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath
not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is
least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than
12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take
it by force.
Can the rich enter into the Kingdom?
17 And when He was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and
kneeled to Him, and asked Him, Good Master, what shall I do that I
may inherit eternal life?
18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God.
19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill,
Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy
father and mother.
20 And he answered and said unto Him, Master,
all these have I observed from my youth.
21 Then Jesus beholding him
loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou
lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor,
and thou shalt have treasure in Heaven: and come, take up the cross,
and follow me.
22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away
grieved: for he had great possessions.
23 And Jesus looked round about,
and saith unto His disciples, How hardly shall
they that have riches enter into the Kingdom
24 And the disciples were astonished at His words. But
Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them,
Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into
the Kingdom of God!
25 It is easier for a camel to go
through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the
Kingdom of God.
Certainly there are wealthy people who may obtain the Kingdom. But
Jesus warns that you shouldn’t trust in riches, because many
rich people find it hard not to put their wealth above their devotion
What are the mysteries (hidden truths) of the Kingdom?
Why did Jesus speak in parables? The Kingdom of Heaven Bible
verses parables that Jesus taught were analogies, or situations that
we can relate to our own lives. God spoke through Isaiah, saying that
people would see and hear His messages, but not understand unless
they opened their hearts. Jesus spoke the same message. Sometimes you
can read something and not understand it, and when you least expect
it, the meaning suddenly becomes clear to you. If there are parables
that you don’t understand, don’t lose heart.
It’s very important that you never give up on trying to
understand what is the Kingdom of Heaven in the Bible. Sometimes we
must learn certain things before others are made clear, so if you’re
sincere in your Faith, it may be that there are other
things that the Lord is working on in you, in your individual walk of
Faith, that need to be understood first.
Everybody is unique and the order in which people learn things is
different for everyone. And one more thing ... Nobody has ever read
the Bible and understood it all, first time through. Perhaps that’s
why the mysteries of the Kingdom are called just
that ... mysteries. They are hidden truths. One must
seek the depths of them to figure them out!
Perhaps determination is a prerequisite of the Kingdom. Unbelievers
will not care to discover the mysteries of the Kingdom. But to
the believer, they are a gift. Understanding the mysteries and
applying them to your life, is like your admittance to the Kingdom
8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send,
and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
9 And He
said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand
not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
10 Make the heart of this
people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest
they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and
understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
He answered and said unto them, Because it is
given unto you to know the mysteries of the Kingdom
of Heaven, but to them it is not given.
And He said unto them, Unto you it is given to
know the mystery of the Kingdom of God: but
unto them that are without [without faith], all these things are done
And He said, Unto you it is given to know the
mysteries of the Kingdom of God: but to others
in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they
might not understand.
24 Another parable put He forth unto them, saying,
The Kingdom of Heaven is likened unto a man
which sowed good seed in his field:
25 But while men slept, his
enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared
the tares also.
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto
him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from
whence then hath it tares?
28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done
this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and
gather them up?
29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares,
ye root up also the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the
harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather
ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them:
but gather the wheat into my barn.
Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven Bible Verses
What is the Kingdom of Heaven Parables
The good seed are Christians. We’re all here together,
the good and the bad, but when judgment day arrives, the bad will
burn and the good will be gathered together.
30 And He said, Whereunto shall we liken the Kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we
31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it
is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in
32 But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater
than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of
the air may lodge under the shadow of it.
26 And He said, So is the Kingdom of
God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should
spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
28 For the earth bringeth forth
fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full
corn in the ear.
29 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he
putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
The seed is your faith!
Then said He unto them, Therefore every scribe
which is instructed unto the Kingdom of Heaven
is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out
of his treasure things new and old.
Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto
treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he
hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and
buyeth that field.
The Kingdom is like treasure.
To continue reading the Kingdom of Heaven Bible study on the Kingdom
of Heaven Bible verses revealing the answer to the what is the
Kingdom of Heaven in the Bible question, check out Part 2, Heavenly Kingdom.