Basileia in NT

This page lists all the occurrences of the word βασιλεία | basileia in the canonical New Testament writings.  (The book Subjects of the Kingdom contains this same list and adds observations and lexical source information.)  The English is provided in the NASB version, and the instances are grouped by author/literature type.


Jewish

Mt 3:2

 

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

 

Mt 4:8

 

Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory;

 

Mt 4:17

 

From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

 

Mt 4:23

 

Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people.

 

Mt 5:3

 

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 

Mt 5:10

 

“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 

Mt 5:19

 

“Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Mt 5:20

 

“For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

 

Mt 6:10

 

‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.

 

Mt 6:33

 

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

 

Mt 7:21

 

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.

 

Mt 8:11

 

“I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven;

 

Mt 8:12

 

but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

 

Mt 9:35

 

Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.

 

Mt 10:7

 

“And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’

 

Mt 11:11

 

“Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

 

Mt 11:12

 

“From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.

 

Mt 12:25

 

And knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself will not stand.

 

Mt 12:26

 

“If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand?

 

Mt 12:28

 

“But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

 

Mt 13:11

 

Jesus answered them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.

 

Mt 13:19

 

“When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road.

 

Mt 13:24

 

Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.

 

Mt 13:31

 

He presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field;

 

Mt 13:33

 

He spoke another parable to them, “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened.”

 

Mt 13:38

 

and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one;

 

Mt 13:41

 

“The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, …

 

Mt 13:43

 

“Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

 

Mt 13:44

 

“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

 

Mt 13:45

 

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls,

 

Mt 13:47

 

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, and gathering fish of every kind;

 

Mt 13:52

 

And Jesus said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like a head of a household, who brings out of his treasure things new and old.”

 

Mt 16:19

 

“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.”

 

Mt 16:28

 

“Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”

 

Mt 18:1

 

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

 

Mt 18:3

 

and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

 

Mt 18:4

 

“Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

 

Mt 18:23

 

“For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves.

 

Mt 19:12

 

“For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it.
Mt 19:14

 

But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

 

Mt 19:23

 

And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.

 

Mt 19:24

 

“Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

 

Mt 20:1

 

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.

 

Mt 20:21

 

And He said to her, “What do you wish?” She said to Him, “Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit one on Your right and one on Your left.”

 

Mt 21:31

 

“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 will get into the kingdom of God before you.

 

Mt 21:43

 

“Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people, producing the fruit of it.

 

Mt 22:2

 

“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.

 

Mt 23:13

 

“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.

 

Mt 24:7

 

“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.

 

Mt 24:14

 

“This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.

 

Mt 25:1

 

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

 

Mt 25:34

 

“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

 

Mt 26:29

 

“But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”

 

Heb 1:8

 

But of the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, And the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom.

 

Heb 11:33

 

who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,

 

Heb 12:28

 

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;

 

Jas 2:5

 

Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

 

 

PETRINE

Mk 1:15

 

and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

 

Mk 3:24

 

“If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

 

Mk 4:11

 

And He was saying to them, “To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables,

 

Mk 4:26

 

And He was saying, “The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil;

 

Mk 4:30

 

And He said, “How shall we picture the kingdom of God, or by what parable shall we present it?

 

Mk 6:23

 

And he swore to her, “Whatever you ask of me, I will give it to you; up to half of my kingdom.”

 

Mk 9:1

 

And Jesus was saying to them, “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.”

 

Mk 9:47

 

“If your eye causes you to stumble, throw it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be cast into hell,

 

Mk 10:14

 

But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

 

Mk 10:15

 

“Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.

 

Mk 10:23

 

And Jesus, looking around, said to His disciples, “How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!”

 

Mk 10:24

 

The disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!

 

Mk 10:25

 

“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

 

Mk 11:10

 

Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David; Hosanna in the highest!”

 

Mk 12:34

 

When Jesus saw that he had answered intelligently, He said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” After that, no one would venture to ask Him any more questions.

 

Mk 13:8

 

“For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.

 

Mk 14:25

 

“Truly I say to you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

 

Mk 15:43

 

Joseph of Arimathea came, a prominent member of the Council, who himself was waiting for the kingdom of God; and he gathered up courage and went in before Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.

 

2 Pe 1:11

 

for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.

 

PAULINE

Ro 14:17

 

for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

 

1 Co 4:20

 

For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power.

 

1 Co 6:9

 

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,

 

1 Co 6:10

 

nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

 

1 Co 15:24

 

then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power.

 

1 Co 15:50

 

Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

 

Ga 5:21

 

envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

 

Eph 5:5

 

For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

 

Col 1:13

 

For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,

 

Col 4:11

 

and also Jesus who is called Justus; these are the only fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are from the circumcision, and they have proved to be an encouragement to me.

 

1 Th 2:12

 

so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

 

2 Th 1:5

 

This is a plain indication of God’s righteous judgment so that you will be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which indeed you are suffering.

 

2 Ti 4:1

 

I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom:

 

2 Ti 4:18

 

The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

LUKAN

Lk 1:33

 

and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.”

 

Lk 4:5

 

And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

 

Lk 4:43

 

But He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose.”

 

Lk 6:20

 

And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

 

Lk 7:28

 

“I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

 

Lk 8:1

 

Soon afterwards, He began going around from one city and village to another, proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God. The twelve were with Him,

 

Lk 8:10

 

And He said, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.

 

Lk 9:2

 

And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing.

 

Lk 9:11

 

But the crowds were aware of this and followed Him; and welcoming them, He began speaking to them about the kingdom of God and curing those who had need of healing.

 

Lk 9:27

 

“But I say to you truthfully, there are some of those standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.”

 

Lk 9:60

 

But He said to him, “Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God.”

 

Lk 9:62

 

But Jesus said to him, “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”

 

Lk 10:9

 

and heal those in it who are sick, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

 

Lk 10:11

 

‘Even the dust of your city which clings to our feet we wipe off in protest against you; yet be sure of this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’

 

Lk 11:2

 

And He said to them, “When you pray, say: ‘Father, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come.

 

Lk 11:17

 

But He knew their thoughts and said to them, “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and a house divided against itself falls.

 

Lk 11:18

 

“If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.

 

Lk 11:20

 

“But if I cast out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

 

Lk 12:31

 

“But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

 

Lk 12:32

 

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.

 

Lk 13:18

 

So He was saying, “What is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I compare it?

 

Lk 13:20

 

And again He said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God?

 

Lk 13:28

 

“In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being thrown out.

 

Lk 13:29

 

“And they will come from east and west and from north and south, and will recline at the table in the kingdom of God.

 

Lk 14:15

 

When one of those who were reclining at the table with Him heard this, he said to Him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!”

 

Lk 16:16

 

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

 

Lk 17:20

 

Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God was coming, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed;

 

Lk 17:21

 

nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst.”

 

Lk 18:16

 

But Jesus called for them, saying, “Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

 

Lk 18:17

 

“Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.

 

Lk 18:24

 

And Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!

 

Lk 18:25

 

“For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

 

Lk 18:29

 

And He said to them, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,

 

Lk 19:11

 

While they were listening to these things, Jesus went on to tell a parable, because He was near Jerusalem, and they supposed that the kingdom of God was going to appear immediately.

 

Lk 19:12

 

So He said, “A nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return.

 

Lk 19:15

 

“When he returned, after receiving the kingdom, he ordered that these slaves, to whom he had given the money, be called to him so that he might know what business they had done.

 

Lk 21:10

 

Then He continued by saying to them, “Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom,

 

Lk 21:31

 

“So you also, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near.

 

Lk 22:16

 

for I say to you, I shall never again eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”

 

Lk 22:18

 

for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine from now on until the kingdom of God comes.”

 

Lk 22:29

 

and just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom, I grant you (that you may eat and drink at My table)

 

Lk 22:30

 

that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

 

Lk 23:42

 

And he was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!”

 

Lk 23:51

 

(he had not consented to their plan and action), a man from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who was waiting for the kingdom of God;

 

Ac 1:3

 

To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God.

 

Ac 1:6

 

So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?”

 

Ac 8:12

 

But when they believed Philip preaching the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were being baptized, men and women alike.

 

Ac 14:22

 

strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”

 

Ac 19:8

 

And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God.

 

Ac 20:25

 

“And now, behold, I know that all of you, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, will no longer see my face.

 

Ac 28:23

 

When they had set a day for Paul, they came to him at his lodging in large numbers; and he was explaining to them by solemnly testifying about the kingdom of God and trying to persuade them concerning Jesus, from both the Law of Moses and from the Prophets, from morning until evening
Ac 28:31

 

preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered.

 

JOHANNINE

Jn 3:3

 

Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

 

Jn 3:5

 

Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

 

Jn 18:36

 

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.”

 

Re 1:6

 

and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

 

Re 1:9

 

I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.

 

Re 5:10

 

“You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.”
Re 11:15

 

Then the seventh angel sounded; 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 will reign forever and ever.”

 

Re 12:10

 

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.
Re 16:10

 

Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues because of pain,

 

Re 17:12

 

“The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour.

 

Re 17:17

 

“For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled.

 

Re 17:18

 

“The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns[1] over the kings of the earth.”

[1] The word “reigns” in Rev. 17:18 has the same original root as all of the “kingdom” instances; this word’s gloss could be given as “has sovereignty, kingship, dominion.”

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