Parallel Verses

Amplified

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.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Holman Bible

“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.

International Standard Version

"Go in through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the road is spacious that leads to destruction, and many people are entering by it.

A Conservative Version

Enter ye in by the narrow gate, because wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many are they who enter through it.

American Standard Version

Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many are they that enter in thereby.

An Understandable Version

"You should enter [God's kingdom] by means of the narrow door, for the wide door and the broad road are the ones that lead to [spiritual and physical] destruction. And many people will enter [that wide door].

Anderson New Testament

Enter in through the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction; and many there are that go in through it.

Bible in Basic English

Go in by the narrow door; for wide is the door and open is the way which goes to destruction, and great numbers go in by it.

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

Enter ye in at the strait gate; the gate that leadeth to destruction is broad, and the way is open, and they who pass through are numerous.

Darby Translation

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.

Godbey New Testament

Enter ye in through the narrow gate: because wide is the gate and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there are, who are going in through it.

Goodspeed New Testament

"Go in at the narrow gate. For the road that leads to destruction is broad and spacious, and there are many who go in by it.

John Wesley New Testament

Enter ye in thro' the straight gate: for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are that go in thro' it:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Enter ye in at the narrow gate, for the way that leads to destruction is wide and spacious, and those who follow it are many;

Julia Smith Translation

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.

King James 2000

Enter in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be who go in there:

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Enter through the narrow gate, because broad [is] the gate and spacious [is] the road that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it,

Modern King James verseion

Go in through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there are who go in through it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Enter in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Moffatt New Testament

Enter by the narrow gate: for [the gate] is broad and the road is wide that leads to destruction, and many enter that way.

Montgomery New Testament

"Enter by the narrow gate; for broad is the gate and wide the road that leads to destruction, and many are they who go in by it;

NET Bible

"Enter through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the way is spacious that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.

New Heart English Bible

"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.

Noyes New Testament

Enter in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction; and many are they who go in thereat.

Sawyer New Testament

Enter in through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate; and spacious the way which leads to destruction, and many are they that enter in by it;

The Emphasized Bible

Enter ye in at, the narrow gate; because broad and roomy is the way that leadeth unto destruction, - and, many, are they who enter thereby:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Enter in through the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and spacious the road, which leadeth to perdition, and they are many who enter that way:

Twentieth Century New Testament

Go in by the small gate. Broad and spacious is the road that leads to destruction, and those that go in by it are many;

Webster

Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in by it.

Weymouth New Testament

"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad the road which leads to ruin, and many there are who enter by it;

Williams New Testament

"Go in by the narrow gate, for broad and roomy is the road that leads to destruction, and many are going in by it.

World English Bible

"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.

Worrell New Testament

"Enter ye in through the narrow gate; because wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter through it;

Worsley New Testament

Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be who go in thereat:

Youngs Literal Translation

Go ye in through the strait gate, because wide is the gate, and broad the way that is leading to the destruction, and many are those going in through it;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Enter ye
εἰσέρχομαι 
Eiserchomai 
enter, go, come in, go in, enter in, come, arise
Usage: 120

in 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

πλατύς 
Platus 
Usage: 0

is the gate
πύλη 
Pule 
Usage: 4

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

εὐρύχωρος 
Euruchoros 
Usage: 0

is the way
ὁδός 
Hodos 
Usage: 75

ἀπάγω 
Apago 
Usage: 11

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

ἀπώλεια 
Apoleia 
Usage: 18

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

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

which go in
εἰσέρχομαι 
Eiserchomai 
enter, go, come in, go in, enter in, come, arise
Usage: 120

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 7:13

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Prayers for Matthew 7:13

Context Readings

The Golden Rule

12 So then, whatever you desire that others would do to and for you, even so do also to and for them, for this is (sums up) the Law and the Prophets. 13 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. 14 But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it.



Cross References

Matthew 3:2

And saying, Repent ( think differently; change your mind, regretting your sins and changing your conduct), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Galatians 5:24

And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetites and desires.

Luke 13:24-25

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.

2 Thessalonians 1:8-9

To deal out retribution (chastisement and vengeance) upon those who do not know or perceive or become acquainted with God, and [upon those] who ignore and refuse to obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 4:17-18

For the time [has arrived] for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will [be] the end of those who do not respect or believe or obey the good news (the Gospel) of God?

1 John 5:19

We know [positively] that we are of God, and the whole world [around us] is under the power of the evil one.

Revelation 12:9

And the huge dragon was cast down and out -- "that age-old serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, he who is the seducer (deceiver) of all humanity the world over; he was forced out and down to the earth, and his angels were flung out along with him.

Revelation 13:8

And all the inhabitants of the earth will fall down in adoration and pay him homage, everyone whose name has not been recorded in the Book of Life of the Lamb that was slain [in sacrifice] from the foundation of the world.

Revelation 20:3

Then he hurled him into the Abyss (the bottomless pit) and closed it and sealed it above him, so that he should no longer lead astray and deceive and seduce the nations until the thousand years were at an end. After that he must be liberated for a short time.

Revelation 20:15

And if anyone's [name] was not found recorded in the Book of Life, he was hurled into the lake of fire.

Genesis 6:5

The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination and intention of all human thinking was only evil continually.

Genesis 6:12

And God looked upon the world and saw how degenerate, debased, and vicious it was, for all humanity had corrupted their way upon the earth and lost their true direction.

Psalm 14:2-3

The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any who understood, dealt wisely, and sought after God, inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him [of vital necessity].

Proverbs 7:27

Her house is the way to Sheol (Hades, the place of the dead), going down to the chambers of death.

Proverbs 9:6

Leave off, simple ones [forsake the foolish and simpleminded] and live! And walk in the way of insight and understanding.

Proverbs 16:25

There is a way that seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death.

Isaiah 1:9

Except the Lord of hosts had left us a very small remnant [of survivors], we should have been like Sodom, and we should have been like Gomorrah.

Isaiah 55:7

Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have love, pity, and mercy for him, and to our God, for He will multiply to him His abundant pardon.

Ezekiel 18:27-32

Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his life.

Matthew 3:8

Bring forth fruit that is consistent with repentance [let your lives prove your change of heart];

Matthew 18:2-3

And He called a little child to Himself and put him in the midst of them,

Matthew 23:13

But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, pretenders (hypocrites)! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces; for you neither enter yourselves, nor do you allow those who are about to go in to do so.

Matthew 25:41

Then He will say to those at His left hand, Begone from Me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels!

Matthew 25:46

Then they will go away into eternal punishment, but those who are just and upright and in right standing with God into eternal life.

Luke 9:33

And it occurred as the men were parting from Him that Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is delightful and good that we are here; and let us construct three booths or huts -- "one for You and one for Moses and one for Elijah! not noticing or knowing what he was saying.

Luke 14:33

So then, any of you who does not forsake (renounce, surrender claim to, give up, say good-bye to) all that he has cannot be My disciple.

John 10:9

I am the Door; anyone who enters in through Me will be saved (will live). He will come in and he will go out [freely], and will find pasture.

John 14:6

Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.

Acts 2:38-40

And Peter answered them, Repent (change your views and purpose to accept the will of God in your inner selves instead of rejecting it) and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of and release from your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 3:19

So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord;

Romans 3:9-19

Well then, are we [Jews] superior and better off than they? No, not at all. We have already charged that all men, both Jews and Greeks (Gentiles), are under sin [held down by and subject to its power and control].

Romans 9:22

What if God, although fully intending to show [the awfulness of] His wrath and to make known His power and authority, has tolerated with much patience the vessels (objects) of [His] anger which are ripe for destruction?

2 Corinthians 4:4

For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers' minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.

2 Corinthians 6:17

So, come out from among [unbelievers], and separate (sever) yourselves from them, says the Lord, and touch not [any] unclean thing; then I will receive you kindly and treat you with favor,

Ephesians 2:2-3

In which at one time you walked [habitually]. You were following the course and fashion of this world [were under the sway of the tendency of this present age], following the prince of the power of the air. [You were obedient to and under the control of] the [demon] spirit that still constantly works in the sons of disobedience [the careless, the rebellious, and the unbelieving, who go against the purposes of God].

Philippians 3:19

They are doomed and their fate is eternal misery (perdition); their god is their stomach (their appetites, their sensuality) and they glory in their shame, siding with earthly things and being of their party.

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