Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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,

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 One said to him, "Lord, are they few who are saved?" He said to them, 24 "Strive to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able. 25 When once the master of the house has risen up, and has shut the door, and you begin to stand outside, and to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!' then he will answer and tell you, 'I don't know you or where you come from.'


Cross References

Proverbs 21:25

The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.

Genesis 32:25-26

When he saw that he didn't prevail against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh, and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was strained, as he wrestled.

Proverbs 1:24-28

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

Proverbs 14:6

A scoffer seeks wisdom, and doesn't find it, but knowledge comes easily to a discerning person.

Ecclesiastes 10:15

The labor of fools wearies every one of them; for he doesn't know how to go to the city.

Isaiah 1:15

When you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you. Yes, when you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood.

Isaiah 58:2-4

Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways: as a nation that did righteousness, and didn't forsake the ordinance of their God, they ask of me righteous judgments; they delight to draw near to God.

Ezekiel 33:31

They come to you as the people come, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but don't do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their gain.

Matthew 7:13-14

"Enter in by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter in by it.

Matthew 11:12

From the days of John the Baptizer until now, the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.

Mark 6:18-20

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

Luke 21:36

Therefore be watchful all the time, praying that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will happen, and to stand before the Son of Man."

John 6:27

Don't work for the food which perishes, but for the food which remains to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has sealed him."

John 7:34

You will seek me, and won't find me; and where I am, you can't come."

John 8:21

Jesus said therefore again to them, "I am going away, and you will seek me, and you will die in your sins. Where I go, you can't come."

John 13:33

Little children, I will be with you a little while longer. You will seek me, and as I said to the Jews, 'Where I am going, you can't come,' so now I tell you.

Romans 9:31-33

but Israel, following after a law of righteousness, didn't arrive at the law of righteousness.

Romans 10:3

For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they didn't subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Don't you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, that you may win.

Philippians 2:12-13

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

Colossians 1:29

for which I also labor, striving according to his working, which works in me mightily.

Hebrews 4:11

Let us therefore give diligence to enter into that rest, lest anyone fall after the same example of disobedience.

2 Peter 1:10

Therefore, brothers, be more diligent to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never stumble.

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