Matthew 7:13
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New International Version
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.

New Living Translation
"You can enter God's Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.

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.

Berean Study Bible
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.

Berean Literal Bible
Enter through the narrow gate for wide is the gate and broad the way leading to destruction, and many are those entering through it.

New American Standard Bible
"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.

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:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it.

International Standard Version
"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.

NET Bible
"Enter through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the way is spacious that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Enter the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is spacious which leads to destruction, and many are those who are going in it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Enter through the narrow gate because the gate and road that lead to destruction are wide. Many enter through the wide gate.

New American Standard 1977
“Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Enter ye in at the narrow gate, for the way that leads to destruction is wide and spacious, and those who follow it are many;

King James 2000 Bible
Enter in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be who go in there:

American King James Version
Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads 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.

Darby Bible Translation
Enter in through the narrow gate, for wide the gate and broad the way that leads to destruction, and many are they who enter in through it.

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;

World English Bible
"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.

Young's Literal Translation
Go ye in through the strait gate, because wide is the gate, and broad the way that is leading to the destruction, and many are those going in through it;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:12-14 Christ came to teach us, not only what we are to know and believe, but what we are to do; not only toward God, but toward men; not only toward those of our party and persuasion, but toward men in general, all with whom we have to do. We must do that to our neighbour which we ourselves acknowledge to be fit and reasonable. We must, in our dealings with men, suppose ourselves in the same case and circumstances with those we have to do with, and act accordingly. There are but two ways right and wrong, good and evil; the way to heaven and the way to hell; in the one or other of these all are walking: there is no middle place hereafter, no middle way now. All the children of men are saints or sinners, godly or ungodly. See concerning the way of sin and sinners, that the gate is wide, and stands open. You may go in at this gate with all your lusts about you; it gives no check to appetites or passions. It is a broad way; there are many paths in it; there is choice of sinful ways. There is a large company in this way. But what profit is there in being willing to go to hell with others, because they will not go to heaven with us? The way to eternal life is narrow. We are not in heaven as soon as we are got through the strait gate. Self must be denied, the body kept under, and corruptions mortified. Daily temptations must be resisted; duties must be done. We must watch in all things, and walk with care; and we must go through much tribulation. And yet this way should invite us all; it leads to life: to present comfort in the favour of God, which is the life of the soul; to eternal bliss, the hope of which at the end of our way, should make all the difficulties of the road easy to us. This plain declaration of Christ has been disregarded by many who have taken pains to explain it away; but in all ages the real disciple of Christ has been looked on as a singular, unfashionable character; and all that have sided with the greater number, have gone on in the broad road to destruction. If we would serve God, we must be firm in our religion. Can we often hear of the strait gate and the narrow way, and how few there are that find it, without being in pain for ourselves, or considering whether we are entered on the narrow way, and what progress we are making in it?
Study Bible
The Narrow Gate
12In everything, then, do to others as you would have them do to you. For this is the essence of the Law and the prophets. 13Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it.…
Cross References
Isaiah 35:8
A highway will be there, a roadway, And it will be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it, But it will be for him who walks that way, And fools will not wander on it.

Matthew 7:14
But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it.

Luke 13:24
"Make every effort to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able.
Treasury of Scripture

Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

at.

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 …

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: …

Ezekiel 18:27-32 Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he …

Luke 9:33 And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said to Jesus, …

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will …

Luke 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut to the …

Luke 14:33 So likewise, whoever he be of you that forsakes not all that he has, …

John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and …

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man …

Acts 2:38-40 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you …

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, …

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

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 …

Isaiah 1:9 Except the LORD of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we …

Romans 3:9-19 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before …

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which …

Ephesians 2:2,3 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, …

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, …

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 …

that.

Matthew 25:41,46 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, …

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 …

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 …

2 Thessalonians 1:8,9 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that …

1 Peter 4:17,18 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: …

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

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