Matthew 4:17

17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

Read Matthew 4:17 Using Other Translations

From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say,Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near. ”

What does Matthew 4:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 4:17

From that time Jesus began to preach and to say
Not from the time he dwelt in Capernaum; for he had preached in Nazareth before he came there, ( Luke 4:16 Luke 4:31 ) nor from the time of John's being cast into prison; for he had preached, and made disciples, who were baptized by his orders, before John's imprisonment, ( John 3:22 John 3:24-26 ) ( John 4:1 ) but from the time that Satan left tempting him; as soon as that combat was over, immediately he went into Galilee, began to preach, and called his disciples. The words with which he began his ministry are the same with which John begun his; which shows the entire agreement between them, in that they not only preached the same doctrine, but in the same words; (See Gill on Matthew 3:2)

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