Parallel Verses

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!"

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.

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 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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

because narrow is the gate, and confined is the way which leads unto life, and there are few 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

Context Readings

The Golden Rule

13 "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. 14 How narrow is the gate and how constricted is the road that leads to life, and there aren't many people who find it!" 15 "Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are savage wolves.



Cross References

Acts 14:22

strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to continue in the faith. "We must endure many hardships," they said, "to get into the kingdom of God."

Proverbs 4:26-27

Carefully measure the paths for your feet, and all your ways will be established.

Proverbs 8:20

I walk on the way of righteousness, along paths that are just,

Isaiah 30:21

And whether you turn to the right or turn to the left, your ears will hear a message behind you: "This is the way, walk in it."

Isaiah 35:8

"A highway will be there yes, there and people will call it "The Holy Way'. As for unclean people, they will not journey on it, but it will be for whomever is traveling on that Way not even fools will get lost.

Isaiah 57:14

And one has said: "Build up! Build up the road! Prepare the highway! Remove every obstacle from my people's way.'

Jeremiah 6:16

This is what the LORD says: "Stand beside the roads and watch. Ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is. Walk in it and find rest for yourselves. But they said, "We won't walk in it!'

Matthew 16:24-25

Then Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone wants to follow me, he must deny himself, pick up his cross, and follow me continuously.

Matthew 20:16

"In the same way, the last will be first, and the first will be last, because many are called, but few are chosen."

Matthew 22:14

because many are invited, but few are chosen."

Matthew 25:1-12

"At that time, the kingdom from heaven will be comparable to ten bridesmaids who took their oil lamps and went out to meet the groom.

Mark 8:34

Then Jesus called the crowd to himself along with his disciples and told them, "If anyone wants to follow me, he must deny himself, pick up his cross, and follow me continuously,

Luke 12:32

Stop being afraid, little flock, because your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.

Luke 13:23-30

Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?"

John 15:18-20

"If the world hates you, you should realize that it hated me before you.

John 16:2

You'll be thrown out of the synagogues. Yes, a time is coming when the one who kills you will think he's serving God.

John 16:33

I have told you this so that through me you may have peace. In the world you'll have trouble, but be courageous I've overcome the world!"

Romans 9:27-29

Isaiah also calls out concerning Israel, "Although the descendants of Israel are as numerous as the grains of sand on the seashore, only a few will be saved.

Romans 9:32

Why not? Because they did not pursue it on the basis of faith, but as if it were based on achievements. They stumbled over the stone that causes people to stumble.

Romans 11:5-6

So it is at the present time: there is a remnant, chosen by grace.

Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed to this world, but continuously be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God's will is what is proper, pleasing, and perfect.

Ephesians 2:2-3

that you once practiced as you lived according to the ways of this present world and according to the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now active in those who are disobedient.

1 Thessalonians 3:2-5

and send Timothy, our brother who works with us for God in the gospel of the Messiah, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,

1 Peter 3:20-21

who disobeyed long ago in the days of Noah, when God waited patiently while the ark was being built. In it a few, that is, eight persons, were saved by water.

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