Luke 13:24
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©GreekStrong'sOrigin
"Striveἀγωνίζεσθε
(agōnizesthe)
75: to contend for a prize, strugglefrom agón
to enterεἰσελθεῖν
(eiselthein)
1525: to go in (to), enterfrom eis and erchomai
throughδιὰ
(dia)
1223: through, on account of, because ofa prim. preposition
the narrowστενῆς
(stenēs)
4728: narrowa prim. word
door;θύρας
(thuras)
2374: a doora prim. word
for many,πολλοί
(polloi)
4183: much, manya prim. word
I tellλέγω
(legō)
3004: to saya prim. verb
you, will seekζητήσουσιν
(zētēsousin)
2212: to seekof uncertain origin
to enterεἰσελθεῖν
(eiselthein)
1525: to go in (to), enterfrom eis and erchomai
and will not be able.ἰσχύσουσιν
(ischusousin)
2480: to be strong, have powerfrom ischus









KJV Lexicon
αγωνιζεσθε  verb - present middle or passive deponent imperative - second person
agonizomai  ag-o-nid'-zom-ahee:  to struggle, literally (to compete for a prize), figuratively (to contend with an adversary), or genitive case (to endeavor to accomplish something) -- fight, labor fervently, strive.
εισελθειν  verb - second aorist active middle or passive deponent
eiserchomai  ice-er'-khom-ahee:  to enter -- arise, come (in, into), enter in(-to), go in (through).
δια  preposition
dia  dee-ah':  through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional)
της  definite article - genitive singular feminine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
στενης  adjective - genitive singular feminine
stenos  sten-os':  narrow (from obstacles standing close about) -- strait.
πυλης  noun - genitive singular feminine
pule  poo'-lay:  a gate, i.e. the leaf or wing of a folding entrance -- gate.
οτι  conjunction
hoti  hot'-ee:  demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because -- as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.
πολλοι  adjective - nominative plural masculine
polus  pol-oos':  abundant, altogether, common, far (passed, spent), (be of a) great (age, deal, -ly, while), long, many, much, oft(-en (-times), plenteous, sore, straitly.
λεγω  verb - present active indicative - first person singular
lego  leg'-o:  ask, bid, boast, call, describe, give out, name, put forth, say(-ing, on), shew, speak, tell, utter.
υμιν  personal pronoun - second person dative plural
humin  hoo-min':  to (with or by) you -- ye, you, your(-selves).
ζητησουσιν  verb - future active indicative - third person
zeteo  dzay-teh'-o:  to seek; specially, (by Hebraism) to worship (God), or (in a bad sense) to plot (against life)
εισελθειν  verb - second aorist active middle or passive deponent
eiserchomai  ice-er'-khom-ahee:  to enter -- arise, come (in, into), enter in(-to), go in (through).
και  conjunction
kai  kahee:  and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
ουκ  particle - nominative
ou  oo:  no or not -- + long, nay, neither, never, no (man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but.
ισχυσουσιν  verb - future active indicative - third person
ischuo  is-khoo'-o:  to have (or exercise) force -- be able, avail, can do(-not), could, be good, might, prevail, be of strength, be whole, + much work.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.

King James Bible
Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you, many will try to enter and won't be able

International Standard Version
"Keep on struggling to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you that many people will try to enter, but won't be able to do so.

NET Bible
"Exert every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua said to them, “Strive hard to enter the narrow gate, for I say to you, many shall seek to enter and they shall not be able.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Try hard to enter through the narrow door. I can guarantee that many will try to enter, but they won't succeed.

King James 2000 Bible
Strive to enter in at the narrow gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
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