18 Powerful Verses from the Gospel of Matthew


Matthew 28:19

ESVGo therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
KJVGo ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
NASB“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
NIVTherefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
NLTTherefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 11:28

ESVCome to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
KJVCome unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
NASB“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
NIV“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
NLTThen Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

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Matthew 16:18

ESVAnd I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
KJVAnd I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
NASB“I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
NIVAnd I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
NLTNow I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.

Matthew 25:31

ESV“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.
KJVWhen the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
NASB“But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.
NIV“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.
NLT“But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne.

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Matthew 28:18

ESVAnd Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
KJVAnd Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
NASBAnd Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
NIVThen Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
NLTJesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.

Matthew 5:17

ESV“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
KJVThink not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
NASB“Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.
NIV“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
NLT“Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose.

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Matthew 7:21

ESV“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
KJVNot 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.
NASB“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.
NIV“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
NLT“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.

Matthew 6:33

ESVBut seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
KJVBut seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
NASB“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
NIVBut seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
NLTSeek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

Matthew 22:37

ESVAnd he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
KJVJesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
NASBAnd He said to him, “’YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’
NIVJesus replied: “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
NLTJesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’

Matthew 5:14

ESV“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
KJVYe are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
NASB“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
NIV“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
NLT“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.

Matthew 7:7

ESV“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
KJVAsk, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
NASB“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
NIV“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
NLT“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

Matthew 1:18

ESVNow the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.
KJVNow the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
NASBNow the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
NIVThis is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.
NLTThis is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 6:19

ESV“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,
KJVLay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
NASB“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
NIV“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
NLT“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal.

Matthew 6:9

ESVPray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
KJVAfter this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
NASB“Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
NIV“This, then, is how you should pray: “’Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
NLTPray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.

Matthew 18:15

ESV“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.
KJVMoreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
NASB“If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.
NIV“If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.
NLT“If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offense. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back.

Matthew 7:1

ESV“Judge not, that you be not judged.
KJVJudge not, that ye be not judged.
NASB“Do not judge so that you will not be judged.
NIV“Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
NLT“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged.

Matthew 4:1

ESVThen Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
KJVThen was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
NASBThen Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
NIVThen Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
NLTThen Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil.

Matthew 7:13

ESV“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.
KJVEnter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
NASB“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.
NIV“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
NLT“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.

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