Parallel Verses

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.

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 through the narrow door [force aside unbelief and the attractions of sin]; for many, I tell you, will try to enter [by their own works] 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.

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 And a certain said to him, Lord, if few saved? And he said to them, 24 Strive earnestly to enter through the narrow gate: for many, I say to you, shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 25 From the time when the master of the house should rise up, and shut the door, and ye begin to stand without, and knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us: and having answered, he will say to you, I know not whence ye are:


Cross References

Proverbs 21:25

The desire of the slothful shall kill him, for his hands refused to work,

Genesis 32:25-26

And he will see thathewill not prevail over him and he will touch upon the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh will be alienated in his wrestling with him.

Proverbs 1:24-28

Because I called and ye will refuse; I stretched forth my hands, and none attending;

Proverbs 14:6

He mocking sought wisdom, and none: and knowledge being easy to him understanding.

Ecclesiastes 10:15

The labor of the foolish will weary them, because he knew not to go to the city.

Isaiah 1:15

And in the spreading forth of your hands I will hide mine eyes from you.; also when ye shall multiply prayer I hear not: your hands were full of blood.

Isaiah 58:2-4

And day, day, they will seek me, and delight to know my way as a nation who did justice and forsook not the judgment of his God: they will ask me the judgments of justice, they will delight to draw near to Gad.

Ezekiel 33:31

And they will come to thee, according to the coming of the people, and they will sit before thee my people, and they heard thy words, and they did them not: for they making loves with their mouth, their heart went after their plunder.

Matthew 7:13-14

Enter ye in through the strait gate, for broad the gate and spacious the way leading to destruction, and many are they coming in through it.

Matthew 11:12

From the days of John the Immerser till now the kingdom of the heavens is achieved by force, and they committing violence seize it eagerly.

Mark 6:18-20

For John said to Herod, That it is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.

Luke 21:36

Watch therefore, in all time praying, that ye be deemed worthy to escape all these about to be, and to stand before the Son of man.

John 6:27

Work not for food perishing, but food remaining to eternal life, which the Son of man will give you: for him God the Father sealed.

John 7:34

And ye shall seek me and shall not find: and where I am, ye cannot come.

John 8:21

Then said Jesus again to them, I retire, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: where I retire, ye cannot come.

John 13:33

Little children, yet a little am I with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said to the Jews, That where I retire, ye cannot come; and I say to you now.

Romans 9:31-33

And Israel following the law of justice, reached not the law of justice.

Romans 10:3

For not knowing the justice of God, and seeking to establish their own justice, they have not been subjected to the justice of God.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Do ye not know that they running in a race-course, all truly run, and one receives the prize of combat? Do ye so run, that ye might receive.

Philippians 2:12-13

Therefore, my beloved, as ye have always listened, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, with fear and tremor effect your own salvation.

Colossians 1:29

For which also I am wearied, struggling according to his operation, working in me in power.

Hebrews 4:11

Therefore we should be earnest to come into that rest, lest any should fall in the same pattern of unbelief.

2 Peter 1:10

Wherefore rather, brethren, be earnest to have your calling and selection made firm: for doing these, ye should not once stumble:

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