Matthew 7:13
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English Standard Version
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.

King James Bible
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat.

English Revised Version
Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many be they that enter in thereby.

Webster's Bible Translation
Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in by it.

Weymouth New Testament
"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad the road which leads to ruin, and many there are who enter by it;

Matthew 7:13 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Strait gate (στενῆς πύλης)

Rev., narrow. A remarkable parallel to this passage occurs in the "Pinax" or "Tablet" of Cebes, a writer contemporary with Socrates. In this, human life, with its dangers and temptations, is symbolically represented as on a tablet. The passage is as follows: "Seest thou not, then, a little door, and a way before the door, which is not much crowded, but very few travel it? This is the way which leadeth into true culture."

Leadeth (ἀπάγουσα)

Lit., leadeth away, from death, or, perhaps, from the broad road. Note that the gate is not at the end, but at the beginning of the road.

Matthew 7:13 Parallel Commentaries

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Matthew 3:2,8 And saying, Repent you: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand...

Matthew 18:2,3 And Jesus called a little child to him, and set him in the middle of them...

Matthew 23:13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for you neither go in yourselves...

Proverbs 9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him...

Ezekiel 18:27-32 Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right...

Luke 9:33 And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here...

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Luke 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut to the door, and you begin to stand without, and to knock at the door...

Luke 14:33 So likewise, whoever he be of you that forsakes not all that he has, he cannot be my disciple.

John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.

Acts 2:38-40 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins...

Acts 3:19 Repent you therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out...

2 Corinthians 6:17 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

Galatians 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

for.

Genesis 6:5,12 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth...

Psalm 14:2,3 The LORD looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God...

Isaiah 1:9 Except the LORD of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like to Gomorrah.

Romans 3:9-19 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin...

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ...

Ephesians 2:2,3 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air...

1 John 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world...

Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him...

Revelation 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, that he should deceive the nations no more...

that.

Matthew 25:41,46 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire...

Proverbs 7:27 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.

Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Romans 9:22 What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known...

Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

2 Thessalonians 1:8,9 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ...

1 Peter 4:17,18 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us...

Revelation 20:15 And whoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Cross References
Isaiah 35:8
And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it. It shall belong to those who walk on the way; even if they are fools, they shall not go astray.

Matthew 7:14
For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

Luke 13:24
"Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.

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