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elika kohen
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When Should "Kingdom" be Interpreted as "The Royalty" or "The Kingdom" of God?

Could Jesus have been claiming the "Royalty of God" was among them - indicating his own royalty?

Modified NASB, Matthew 12:28 - But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the [Royalty? | βασιλεία] of God has come upon you.

NASB, Matthew 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;

NASB, Mark 4:26 - And He was saying, “The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil;

Why the Discrepancy in translations?

NASB, Exodus 19:6 - and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests

Septuagint, Exodus 19:6 - ὑμεῖς δὲ ἔσεσθέ μοι βασίλειον ἱεράτευμα καὶ ἔθνος ἅγιον ταῦτα τὰ ῥήματα ἐρεῖς τοῖς υἱοῖς Ισραηλ

NASB, 1 Peter 2:9 - But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, (βασίλειον ἱεράτευμα), a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession

It seems that even in his parables - Jesus is illustrating a particular person, not an entire Kingdom. Could he be illustrating what life was like for him - as the "Royalty of Heaven"?

When should "βασίλειος" be interpreted as "Royalty" or "Kingdom"?

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