Parallel Verses

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

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.

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.

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 
Usage: 764

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

I say
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

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

will seek
ζητέω 
Zeteo 
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 “Lord,” someone asked Him, “are there few being saved?”He said to them, 24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you, many will try to enter and won’t be able 25 once the homeowner gets up and shuts the door. Then you will stand outside and knock on the door, saying, ‘Lord, open up for us!’ He will answer you, ‘I don’t know you or where you’re from.’


Cross References

Proverbs 21:25

A slacker’s craving will kill him
because his hands refuse to work.

Genesis 32:25-26

When the man saw that He could not defeat him, He struck Jacob’s hip socket as they wrestled and dislocated his hip.

Proverbs 1:24-28

Since I called out and you refused,
extended my hand and no one paid attention,

Proverbs 14:6

A mocker seeks wisdom and doesn’t find it,
but knowledge comes easily to the perceptive.

Ecclesiastes 10:15

The struggles of fools weary them,
for they don’t know how to go to the city.

Isaiah 1:15

When you lift up your hands in prayer,
I will refuse to look at you;
even if you offer countless prayers,
I will not listen.
Your hands are covered with blood.

Isaiah 58:2-4

They seek Me day after day
and delight to know My ways,
like a nation that does what is right
and does not abandon the justice of their God.
They ask Me for righteous judgments;
they delight in the nearness of God.”

Ezekiel 33:31

So My people come to you in crowds, sit in front of you, and hear your words, but they don’t obey them. Although they express love with their mouths, their hearts pursue dishonest profit.

Matthew 7:13-14

“Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it.

Matthew 11:12

From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been suffering violence, and the violent have been seizing it by force.

Mark 6:18-20

John had been telling Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife!”

Luke 21:36

But be alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place and to stand before the Son of Man.”

John 6:27

Don’t work for the food that perishes but for the food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal of approval on Him.”

John 7:34

You will look for Me, but you will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come.”

John 8:21

Then He said to them again, “I’m going away; you will look for Me, and you will die in your sin. Where I’m going, you cannot come.”

John 13:33

“Children, I am with you a little while longer. You will look for Me, and just as I told the Jews, ‘Where I am going you cannot come,’ so now I tell you.

Romans 9:31-33

But Israel, pursuing the law for righteousness, has not achieved the righteousness of the law.

Romans 10:3

Because they disregarded the righteousness from God and attempted to establish their own righteousness, they have not submitted themselves to God’s righteousness.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Don’t you know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way to win the prize.

Philippians 2:12-13

So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

Colossians 1:29

I labor for this, striving with His strength that works powerfully in me.

Hebrews 4:11

Let us then make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall into the same pattern of disobedience.

2 Peter 1:10

Therefore, brothers, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, because if you do these things you will never stumble.

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