Parallel Verses

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.

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.

American Standard Version

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

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 "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]. 14 But the door that is narrow and the road that is restricted lead to [spiritual] life and [only] a few people will find them. 15 "Look out for deceiving prophets, who approach you wearing sheep's clothing, but who are [actually] starving wolves in their hearts.



Cross References

Acts 14:22

[Along the way] they strengthened the hearts of the disciples, urging them to continue [to believe and practice] the faith and [explaining] that entering God's [heavenly] kingdom [See II Tim. 4:18] requires enduring many trials.

Acts 14:22-27

[Along the way] they strengthened the hearts of the disciples, urging them to continue [to believe and practice] the faith and [explaining] that entering God's [heavenly] kingdom [See II Tim. 4:18] requires enduring many trials.

Acts 14:22

[Along the way] they strengthened the hearts of the disciples, urging them to continue [to believe and practice] the faith and [explaining] that entering God's [heavenly] kingdom [See II Tim. 4:18] requires enduring many trials.

Acts 14:22

[Along the way] they strengthened the hearts of the disciples, urging them to continue [to believe and practice] the faith and [explaining] that entering God's [heavenly] kingdom [See II Tim. 4:18] requires enduring many trials.

Acts 14:22

[Along the way] they strengthened the hearts of the disciples, urging them to continue [to believe and practice] the faith and [explaining] that entering God's [heavenly] kingdom [See II Tim. 4:18] requires enduring many trials.

Acts 14:22

[Along the way] they strengthened the hearts of the disciples, urging them to continue [to believe and practice] the faith and [explaining] that entering God's [heavenly] kingdom [See II Tim. 4:18] requires enduring many trials.

Acts 14:22

[Along the way] they strengthened the hearts of the disciples, urging them to continue [to believe and practice] the faith and [explaining] that entering God's [heavenly] kingdom [See II Tim. 4:18] requires enduring many trials.

Matthew 16:24-25

Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wants to be my follower, he should deny self [i.e., of always having its own way] and lift up his cross [of responsibility] and [then he can] become my follower.

Matthew 20:16

So, the [person who seems to be] last will be first [i.e., in importance and blessings], but the [person who seems to be] first will [end up] being last."

Matthew 22:14

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

Matthew 25:1-12

"Then the kingdom of heaven will be similar to ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went out to meet the [bride and] groom. [Note: The picture here is that of a newly married couple returning from a festive reception to the groom's home where they continued celebrating and were welcomed by a late evening wedding party]

Mark 8:34

And He called the crowd to Him, along with His disciples, and said to them, "If anyone wants to be my follower, he should deny himself [i.e., of always having his own way] and accept his cross [i.e., his responsibilities, with all their difficulties] and then he can become my follower.

Luke 12:32

" [And], do not be afraid, little flock [Note: Jesus refers to His small band of disciples as sheep following Him as their Shepherd], for your Father was pleased to give you the kingdom.

Luke 13:23-30

[Along the way] someone asked Him, "Lord, will [only] a few people be saved?" And He answered them,

John 15:18-20

"If the world hates you, then know that it has [already] hated me, [even] before it hated you.

John 16:2

The Jewish authorities will expel you from their synagogues. In fact, the time will come when whoever kills you will think he is doing a service to God.

John 16:33

I have said these things to you so that you can have peace in [fellowship with] me. You will have trouble in the world, but cheer up, for I have conquered the world."

Romans 9:27-29

And Isaiah declares about [the nation of] Israel [Isa. 10:22-23], "[Even] if the number of Israelites were [as many] as the grains of sand in the ocean, [still only] a small minority will be saved.

Romans 9:32

Why? Because they did not [attempt to do it] by faith [in Him], but by trying to fulfill all the requirements [of the law]. So, they stumbled over "the stumbling stone," [i.e., the Jews refused to become obedient to Christ. See I Pet. 2:6-8].

Romans 11:5-6

So, now also, there is a small minority which has been selected by God's unearned favor [i.e., to be saved].

Romans 12:2

And you people must not be conformed to [the values and standards of] this age, but you should become transformed [i.e., changed in attitude and action] by having your mind renewed [i.e., to think in a totally different way]. Then you will be able to determine [and practice] God's will, the thing that is good, and acceptable and perfect.

Ephesians 2:2-3

You practiced such things when you lived according to the evil ways of this world, and according to the ruler of the [spiritual] powers of the air. [Note: This refers to Satan, whose influence permeates life around us]. He is the [evil] spirit who is now at work in people who are disobedient [to God].

1 Thessalonians 3:2-5

and so we [i.e., I] sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow-worker in [the ministry of] the Gospel, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,

1 Peter 3:20-21

These people had disobeyed [Noah's preaching, See II Pet. 2:5] back when God's patience waited [for them to repent, See Gen. 6:3], during the days of Noah, when the ship was being constructed. It was by that means [i.e., the ship floating them to safety through the Flood waters] that a few persons, eight of them, were saved [from destruction] through water.

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