Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and few are they that find it.

New American Standard Bible

For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

King James Version

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Holman Bible

How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it.

International Standard Version

How narrow is the gate and how constricted is the road that leads to life, and there aren't many people who find it!"

A Conservative Version

How narrow is the gate, and restricted the way, that leads to life, and few are those who find it.

Amplified

But small is the gate and narrow and difficult to travel is the path that leads the way to [everlasting] life, and there are few who find it.

An Understandable Version

But the door that is narrow and the road that is restricted lead to [spiritual] life and [only] a few people will find them.

Anderson New Testament

How strait is the gate, and how narrow the way, that leads to life! and few there are that find it.

Bible in Basic English

For narrow is the door and hard the road to life, and only a small number make discovery of it.

Common New Testament

For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and few are those who find it.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but the gate which leads to life is narrow, and the way is difficult, and few there be that find it.

Darby Translation

For narrow the gate and straitened the way that leads to life, and they are few who find it.

Godbey New Testament

Because narrow is the gate, and contracted the way, that leadeth into life, and few there are who find it.

Goodspeed New Testament

But the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few that find it.

John Wesley New Testament

Because straight is the gate and narrow is the way that leadeth to life, and few there are that find it.

Julia Smith Translation

For strait the gate and afflicted the way leading into life, and few are they finding it.

King James 2000

Because narrow is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

because narrow [is] the gate and constricted [is] the road that leads to life, and there are few who find it!

Modern King James verseion

Because narrow is the gate and constricted is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Moffatt New Testament

But the road that leads to life is both narrow and close, and there are few who find it.

Montgomery New Testament

"but the gate is narrow and the road is steep, which leads to life, and they are few who find it.

NET Bible

But the gate is narrow and the way is difficult that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

New Heart English Bible

How narrow is the gate, and difficult is the way that leads to life. Few are those who find it.

Noyes New Testament

For strait is the gate, and narrow the way, that leadeth to life; and few are they who find it.

Sawyer New Testament

for narrow is the gate, and compressed the way which leads to life, and few are those who find it.

The Emphasized Bible

Because, narrow, is the gate, and, confined, the way, that leadeth unto life, - and, few, are they who find, it.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

because strait is the gate, and narrow the road, which leadeth to life, and they are but a few who find it.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For small is the gate, and narrow the road, that leads to Life, and those that find it are few.

Webster

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth to life, and few there are that find it.

Weymouth New Testament

because narrow is the gate and contracted the road which leads to Life, and few are those who find it.

Williams New Testament

But narrow is the gate and hard is the road that leads to life, and few are they that find it.

World English Bible

How narrow is the gate, and restricted is the way that leads to life! Few are those who find it.

Worrell New Testament

because narrow is the gate, and straitened the way that leads to life, and few there are who find it!

Worsley New Testament

whereas the gate is narrow, and the way troublesome, which leadeth into life, and few there be that find it.

Youngs Literal Translation

how strait is the gate, and compressed the way that is leading to the life, and few are those finding it!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

στενός 
Stenos 
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

θλίβω 
Thlibo 
Usage: 9

is the way
ὁδός 
Hodos 
Usage: 75

ἀπάγω 
Apago 
Usage: 11

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

ζωή 
Zoe 
Usage: 88

few
ὀλίγος 
Oligos 
Usage: 28

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

εὑρίσκω 
heurisko 
find,
Usage: 130

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 7:14

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Images Matthew 7:14

Prayers for Matthew 7:14

Context Readings

The Golden Rule

13 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. 14 For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and few are they that find it. 15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.



Cross References

Acts 14:22

confirming the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God.

Proverbs 4:26-27

Make level the path of thy feet, And let all thy ways be established.

Proverbs 8:20

I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice;

Isaiah 30:21

and thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it; when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

Isaiah 35:8

And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but is shall be for the redeemed : the wayfaring men, yea fools, shall not err therein .

Isaiah 57:14

And he will say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumbling-block out of the way of my people.

Jeremiah 6:16

Thus saith Jehovah, Stand ye in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way; and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls: but they said, We will not walk therein .

Matthew 16:24-25

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Matthew 20:16

So the last shall be first, and the first last.

Matthew 22:14

For many are called, but few chosen.

Matthew 25:1-12

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

Mark 8:34

And he called unto him the multitude with his disciples, and said unto them, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Luke 12:32

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Luke 13:23-30

And one said unto him, Lord, are they few that are saved? And he said unto them,

John 15:18-20

If the world hateth you, ye know that it hath hated me before it hated you.

John 16:2

They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you shall think that he offereth service unto God.

John 16:33

These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Romans 9:27-29

And Isaiah crieth concerning Israel, If the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, it is the remnant that shall be saved:

Romans 9:32

Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by works. They stumbled at the stone of stumbling;

Romans 11:5-6

Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

Romans 12:2

And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Ephesians 2:2-3

wherein ye once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the powers of the air, of the spirit that now worketh in the sons of disobedience;

1 Thessalonians 3:2-5

and sent Timothy, our brother and God's minister in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith;

1 Peter 3:20-21

that aforetime were disobedient, when the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water:

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