Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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

The strait

Bible References

The strait

Matthew 7:13
Enter in through the narrow gate, for wide the gate and broad the way that leads to destruction, and many are they who enter in through it.


Proverbs 1:24
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one regarded;
Proverbs 14:6
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and there is none for him; but knowledge is easy unto the intelligent.
Proverbs 21:25
The desire of the sluggard killeth him; for his hands refuse to work:
Ecclesiastes 10:15
The labour of fools wearieth them, because they know not how to go to the city.
Isaiah 1:15
And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you; yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
Isaiah 58:2
Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that doeth righteousness, and hath not forsaken the ordinance of their God; they ask of me the ordinances of righteousness, they take delight in approaching to God:
Ezekiel 33:31
And they come unto thee as a people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they do them not; for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their dishonest gain.
Mark 6:18
For John said to Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have the wife of thy brother.
John 7:34
Ye shall seek me and shall not find me, and where I am ye cannot come.
John 8:21
He said therefore again to them, I go away, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sin; where I go ye cannot come.
John 13:33
Children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me; and, as I said to the Jews, Where I go ye cannot come, I say to you also now.
Romans 9:31
But Israel, pursuing after a law of righteousness, has not attained to that law.
Romans 10:3
For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.

General references

Proverbs 14:12
There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof is the ways of death.
Matthew 22:14
For many are called ones, but few chosen ones.
John 7:34
Ye shall seek me and shall not find me, and where I am ye cannot come.