Parallel Verses

Amplified

For many are called (invited and summoned), but few are chosen.

New American Standard Bible

"For many are called, but few are chosen."

King James Version

For many are called, but few are chosen.

Holman Bible

“For many are invited, but few are chosen.”

International Standard Version

because many are invited, but few are chosen."

A Conservative Version

For many are called, but few chosen.

American Standard Version

For many are called, but few chosen.

An Understandable Version

For many people are called [by God] but [only those] few [who respond] are chosen [by Him]."

Anderson New Testament

For many are called, but few chosen.

Bible in Basic English

For out of all to whom the good news has come, only a small number will get salvation.

Common New Testament

For many are called, but few are chosen."

Daniel Mace New Testament

thus many are called, but few are converted.

Darby Translation

For many are called ones, but few chosen ones.

Godbey New Testament

For many are called, but few elected.

Goodspeed New Testament

For many are invited but few chosen."

John Wesley New Testament

For many are called, but few chosen.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For many are called, but few are chosen.

Julia Smith Translation

For many are called, and few chosen.

King James 2000

For many are called, but few are chosen.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For many are called but few [are] chosen."

Modern King James verseion

For many are called, but few chosen.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For many are called and few be chosen.

Moffatt New Testament

For many are invited but few are chosen.'"

Montgomery New Testament

"For there are many called, but few are chosen."

NET Bible

For many are called, but few are chosen."

New Heart English Bible

For many are called, but few chosen."

Noyes New Testament

For many are called, but few are chosen.

Sawyer New Testament

For many are called, but few chosen.

The Emphasized Bible

For, many, are called, but, few, chosen.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For many are called, but few elect.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For many are called, but few chosen."

Webster

For many are called, but few are chosen.

Weymouth New Testament

"For there are many called, but few chosen."

Williams New Testament

For many are invited, but few are selected."

World English Bible

For many are called, but few chosen."

Worrell New Testament

For many are called, but few chosen.'"

Worsley New Testament

for there are many called, but few approved.

Youngs Literal Translation

for many are called, and few chosen.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

are
εἰσί 
Eisi 
are, be, were, have, not tr,
Usage: 97

κλητός 
Kletos 
Usage: 9

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

few
ὀλίγος 
Oligos 
Usage: 28

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Wedding Celebration

13 Then the king said to the attendants, Tie him hand and foot, and throw him into the darkness outside; there will be weeping and grinding of teeth. 14 For many are called (invited and summoned), but few are chosen. 15 Then the Pharisees went and consulted and plotted together how they might entangle Jesus in His talk.


Cross References

Revelation 17:14

They will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will triumph over them; for He is Lord of lords and King of kings -- "and those with Him and on His side are chosen and called [elected] and loyal and faithful followers.

Matthew 7:13-14

Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it.

Matthew 20:16

So those who [now] are last will be first [then], and those who [now] are first will be last [then]. For many are called, but few chosen.

Matthew 24:22

And if those days had not been shortened, no human being would endure and survive, but for the sake of the elect (God's chosen ones) those days will be shortened.

Luke 13:23-24

And someone asked Him, Lord, will only a few be saved (rescued, delivered from the penalties of the last judgment, and made partakers of the salvation by Christ)? And He said to them,

2 Peter 1:10

Because of this, brethren, be all the more solicitous and eager to make sure (to ratify, to strengthen, to make steadfast) your calling and election; for if you do this, you will never stumble or fall.

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