Luke 13:23
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New International Version
Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?" He said to them,

King James Bible
Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,

Darby Bible Translation
And one said to him, Sir, [are] such as are to be saved few in number? But he said unto them,

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

Young's Literal Translation
and a certain one said to him, 'Sir, are those saved few?' and he said unto them,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Are there few that be saved? - A question either of impertinence or curiosity, the answer to which can profit no man. The grand question is, Can I be saved? Yes. How? Strive earnestly to enter in through the strait gate - αγωνιζεσθε, agonize - exert every power of body and soul - let your salvation be the grand business of your whole life.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to life, and few there be that find it.

Matthew 19:25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

Matthew 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.


Luke 12:13-15 And one of the company said to him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me...

Luke 21:7,8 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass...

Matthew 24:3-5 And as he sat on the mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be...

Mark 13:4,5 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled...

John 21:21,22 Peter seeing him said to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do...

Acts 1:7,8 And he said to them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in his own power...

A Changed Life
TEXT: "And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift herself up. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity: And he laid his hands on her; and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God."--Luke 13:11-13. These verses present to us one of the most interesting stories imaginable--of interest to us first because it is one of our Lord's miracles,
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

Christ's Message to Herod
'And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to-day and to-morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected. 33. Nevertheless I must walk to-day, and to-morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.'--LUKE xiii. 32, 33. Even a lamb might be suspicious if wolves were to show themselves tenderly careful of its safety. Pharisees taking Christ's life under their protection were enough to suggest a trick. These men
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

The Strait Gate. Warned against Herod.
(Peræa.) ^C Luke XIII. 22-35. ^c 22 And he went on his way through cities and villages, teaching, and journeying on unto Jerusalem. [This verse probably refers back to verse 10, and indicates that Jesus resumed his journey after the brief rest on the Sabbath day when he healed the woman with the curvature of the spine.] 23 And one said unto him, Lord, are they few that are saved? [It is likely that this question was asked by a Jew, and that the two parables illustrating the smallness of the
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

At the Feast of the Dedication of the Temple.
ABOUT two months had passed since Jesus had left Jerusalem after the Feast of Tabernacles. Although we must not commit ourselves to such calculations, we may here mention the computation which identifies the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles of that year [4376] with Thursday the 23rd September; the last, the Great Day of the Feast,' with Wednesday the 29th; the Octave of the Feast with the 30th September; and the Sabbath when the man born blind was healed with the 2nd of October. [4377] In that
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Luke 13:22
Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem.

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

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