Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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.

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.

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

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Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Images Matthew 7:14

Prayers for Matthew 7:14

Context Readings

The Golden Rule

13 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. 14 For strait the gate and afflicted the way leading into life, and few are they finding it. 15 And hold from false prophets which come in to you in sheep's dresses, but within they are rapacious wolves.



Cross References

Acts 14:22

And supporting the souls of the disciples, beseeching to remain in the faith, that through many pressures we must come into the kingdom of God.

Proverbs 4:26-27

Make level the track of thy feet, and all thy ways shall be prepared.

Proverbs 8:20

I shall go in the way of justice, in the midst of the beaten paths of judgment:

Isaiah 30:21

And thine ears shall hear the word from after thee, saying, This the way, go ye in it when ye shall turn to the right, and when ye shall turn to the left

Isaiah 35:8

And a highway was there, and a way, and it shall be called to it, A way of holiness; the unclean one shall not pass through it; and it is for them; he going the way, and the foolish shall not err.

Isaiah 57:14

And he shall say, Lift ye up, lift ye up; clear the way, take up the stumbling block out of the way of my people.

Jeremiah 6:16

Thus said Jehovah, Stand ye upon the ways, and see, and ask for the beaten paths of old, where this the good way, and go ye in it, and find rest to your soul. And they will say, We will not go.

Matthew 16:24-25

Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any wish to come after me, let him deny himself absolutely, and lift up his cross, and follow me.

Matthew 20:16

So shall the last be first, and the first last; for many are called, but few chosen.

Matthew 22:14

For many are called, and few chosen.

Matthew 25:1-12

Then shall the kingdom of the heavens be likened to ten virgins, who having taken their lanterns, went forth to the meeting of the bridegroom.

Mark 8:34

And having called the crowd with his disciples, he said to them, Whoever wills to come after me, let him absolutely deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Luke 12:32

Fear not, little flock; for your Father was contented to give you the kingdom.

Luke 13:23-30

And a certain said to him, Lord, if few saved? And he said to them,

John 15:18-20

If the world hate you, know that it has hated me the first of you.

John 16:2

They shall make you excluded from the synagogue: but the hour comes that every one having slain you should think to bring service to God.

John 16:33

These have I spoken to you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world shall ye have pressure; but take courage; I have conquered the world.

Romans 9:27-29

And Esaias cries for Israel, If the number of the sons of Israel as the sand of the sea, the remnant shall be saved:

Romans 9:32

Wherefore? Because not of faith, but as of the works of the law. For they stumbled at the stumblingstone;

Romans 11:5-6

So then also in the time now has been a remnant according to the election of grace.

Romans 12:2

And be ye not conformed to this life, but be transformed by the renovation of your mind, for you to prove what the good, and the pleasing, and the perfected will of God.

Ephesians 2:2-3

In which when ye walked according to the life of this world, according to the ruler of the power of the air, of the spirit now energetic in the sons of disobedience:

1 Thessalonians 3:2-5

And sent Timothy, our brother, and servant of God, and our coworker in the good news of Christ, in order to make you firm, and comfort you for your faith

1 Peter 3:20-21

They having been once unbelieving, when the longsuffering of God waited in Noah's days, the ark being prepared, in which few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

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