Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.

King James Version

Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Holman Bible

"Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you, many will try to enter and won't be able

International Standard Version

He told them, "Keep on struggling to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you that many people will try to enter, but won't be able to do so.

A Conservative Version

Compete to enter in by the narrow gate, because many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.

American Standard Version

Strive to enter in by the narrow door: for many, I say unto you, shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Amplified

Strive to enter by the narrow door [force yourselves through it], for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able.

An Understandable Version

"You should try hard to enter [God's kingdom] by means of the narrow door, for I tell you, many people will try to enter it but will not be able to.

Anderson New Testament

Strive to enter in through the strait gate; for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Bible in Basic English

Do your best to go in by the narrow door, for I say to you, A number will make the attempt to go in, but will not be able to do so.

Common New Testament

"Strive to enter through the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.

Daniel Mace New Testament

strive to enter in at the narrow gate: for I declare unto you, that many shall try to get in, and shall not be able.

Darby Translation

Strive with earnestness to enter in through the narrow door, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in and will not be able.

Godbey New Testament

Agonize to enter in through the narrow gate: because many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.

Goodspeed New Testament

"You must strain every nerve to get in through the narrow door, for I tell you many will try to get in, and will not succeed,

John Wesley New Testament

And he said to him, Strive to enter in thro' the strait gate; for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Strive to enter in at the narrow gate; for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in and shall not be able.

Julia Smith Translation

Strive earnestly to enter through the narrow gate: for many, I say to you, shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

King James 2000

Strive to enter in at the narrow gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able to,

Modern King James verseion

Strive to enter in at the narrow gate. For I say to you, many will seek to enter in and shall not be able.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Strive with yourselves to enter in at the strait gate: For many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Moffatt New Testament

"Strive to get in through the narrow door, for I tell you many will try to get in and not be able,

Montgomery New Testament

"Struggle to enter in by the narrow door," he answered, "for I tell you that many will try to enter and not be able,

NET Bible

"Exert every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.

New Heart English Bible

"Strive to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.

New simplified Bible

Strive to go in through the narrow door. Many people will try to go in and will not be able.

Noyes New Testament

Strive to enter in through the narrow door; for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.

Sawyer New Testament

Strive to enter in by the narrow gate; for many, I tell you, shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

The Emphasized Bible

Be striving to enter through the narrow door; for, many, I say unto you, will seek to enter, and will not be able, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Exert all your powers to enter through the strait gate: for many, I tell you, will seek to enter, but will not be able.

Twentieth Century New Testament

"Strive to go in by the small door. Many, I tell you, will seek to go in, but they will not be able,

Webster

Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Weymouth New Testament

"Strain every nerve to force your way in through the narrow gate," He answered; "for multitudes, I tell you, will endeavour to find a way in and will not succeed.

Williams New Testament

"You must struggle on to get in through the narrow door, for I tell you, many will try to get in, but will not succeed,

World English Bible

"Strive to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.

Worrell New Testament

And He said to them, "Strive to enter in through the narrow door; because many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.

Worsley New Testament

But He said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate; for I tell you, many will desire to enter in, and shall not be able.

Youngs Literal Translation

'Be striving to go in through the straight gate, because many, I say to you, will seek to go in, and shall not be able;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
G75
ἀγωνίζομαι 
Agonizomai 
Usage: 5

to enter in
εἰσέρχομαι 
Eiserchomai 
εἰσέρχομαι 
Eiserchomai 
enter , go , come in , go in , enter in , come , arise
enter , go , come in , go in , enter in , come , arise
Usage: 120
Usage: 120

at
διά 
Dia 
by , through , with , for , for ... sake , therefore , for this cause , because ,
Usage: 527

the strait
στενός 
Stenos 
Usage: 0

πύλη 
Pule 
Usage: 4

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
that , for , because , how that , how ,
Usage: 764

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
many , much , great ,
Usage: 292

I say
λέγω 
Lego 
say , speak , call , tell ,
Usage: 1045

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you , ye , your , not tr ,
Usage: 293

will seek
ζητέω 
Zeteo 
seek , seek for , go about , desire ,
Usage: 79

and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

ἰσχύω 
Ischuo 
can , be able , avail , prevail , be whole , cannot , can do , may ,
Usage: 19

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

References

American

Easton

Context Readings

The Narrow Door

23 And someone said to Him, "Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?" And He said to them, 24 "Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 "Once the head of the house gets up and shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, 'Lord, open up to us!' then He will answer and say to you, 'I do not know where you are from.'


Cross References

Proverbs 21:25

The desire of the sluggard puts him to death, For his hands refuse to work;

Genesis 32:25-26

When he saw that he had not prevailed against him, he touched the socket of his thigh; so the socket of Jacob's thigh was dislocated while he wrestled with him.

Proverbs 1:24-28

"Because I called and you refused, I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention;

Proverbs 14:6

A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.

Ecclesiastes 10:15

The toil of a fool so wearies him that he does not even know how to go to a city.

Isaiah 1:15

"So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; Yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen Your hands are covered with blood.

Isaiah 58:2-4

"Yet they seek Me day by day and delight to know My ways, As a nation that has done righteousness And has not forsaken the ordinance of their God They ask Me for just decisions, They delight in the nearness of God.

Ezekiel 33:31

"They come to you as people come, and sit before you as My people and hear your words, but they do not do them, for they do the lustful desires expressed by their mouth, and their heart goes after their gain.

Matthew 7:13-14

"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.

Matthew 11:12

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

Mark 6:18-20

For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."

Luke 21:36

"But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."

John 6:27

"Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal."

John 7:34

"You will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come."

John 8:21

Then He said again to them, "I go away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin; where I am going, you cannot come."

John 13:33

"Little children, I am with you a little while longer You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, now I also say to you, 'Where I am going, you cannot come.'

Romans 9:31-33

but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.

Romans 10:3

For not knowing about God's righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.

Philippians 2:12-13

So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;

Colossians 1:29

For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.

Hebrews 4:11

Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.

2 Peter 1:10

Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;

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