Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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 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.

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

Context Readings

The Golden Rule

13 "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. 14 How narrow is the gate, and restricted is the way that leads to life! Few are those who 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 afflictions we must enter into the Kingdom of God.

Proverbs 4:26-27

Make the path of your feet level. Let all of your 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 when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way. Walk in it."

Isaiah 35:8

A highway will be there, a road, and it will be called The Holy Way. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it will be for those who walk in the Way. Wicked fools will not go there.

Isaiah 57:14

He will say, "Cast up, cast up, prepare the way, take up the stumbling-block out of the way of my people."

Jeremiah 6:16

Thus says Yahweh, "Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, 'Where is the good way?' and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But they said, 'We will not walk in it.'

Matthew 16:24-25

Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Matthew 20:16

So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few are chosen."

Matthew 22:14

For many are called, but few chosen."

Matthew 25:1-12

"Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom.

Mark 8:34

He called the multitude to himself with his disciples, and said to them, "Whoever wants to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Luke 12:32

Don't be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.

Luke 13:23-30

One said to him, "Lord, are they few who are saved?" He said to them,

John 15:18-20

If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you.

John 16:2

They will put you out of the synagogues. Yes, the time comes that whoever kills you will think that he offers service to God.

John 16:33

I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up! I have overcome the world."

Romans 9:27-29

Isaiah cries concerning Israel, "If the number of the children of Israel are as the sand of the sea, it is the remnant who will be saved;

Romans 9:32

Why? Because they didn't seek it by faith, but as it were by works of the law. They stumbled over the stumbling stone;

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

Don't be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.

Ephesians 2:2-3

in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience;

1 Thessalonians 3:2-5

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

1 Peter 3:20-21

who before were disobedient, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, while the ship was being built. In it, few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.

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