And someone asked Him, Lord, will only a few be saved (rescued, delivered from the penalties of the last judgment, and made partakers of the salvation by Christ)? And He said to them,
But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it.
When the disciples heard this, they were utterly puzzled (astonished, bewildered), saying, Who then can be saved [ from eternal death]?
So those who [now] are last will be first [then], and those who [now] are first will be last [then]. For many are called, but few chosen.
While He was seated on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately and said, Tell us, when will this take place, and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end (the completion, the consummation) of the age?
Tell us when is this to take place and what will be the sign when these things, all [of them], are about to be accomplished?
Someone from the crowd said to Him, Master, order my brother to divide the inheritance and share it with me.
And they asked Him, Teacher, when will this happen? And what sign will there be when this is about to occur?
When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, Lord, what about this man?
He said to them, It is not for you to become acquainted with and know what time brings [the things and events of time and their definite periods] or fixed years and seasons (their critical niche in time), which the Father has appointed (fixed and reserved) by His own choice and authority and personal power.