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"Do your best to go in through the narrow door; because many people will surely try to go in but will not be able.
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Strive to enter by the narrow gate: for many, I say to you, shall seek to enter and shall not be able.
Luke 21:36 Watch ye, therefore, praying at all times, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are to come and to stand before the Son of man.
Genesis 32:25,26 And when he saw that he could not overcome him, he touched the sinew of his thigh, and forthwith it shrank. . . .
Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent bear it away.
John 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that which endureth unto life everlasting, which the Son of man will give you. For him hath God, the Father, sealed.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize. So run that you may obtain. . . .
Philippians 2:12,13 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, (as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only but much more now in my absence) with fear and trembling work out your salvation. . . .
Colossians 1:29 Wherein also I labour, striving according to his working which he worketh in me in power.
Hebrews 4:11 Let us hasten therefore to enter into that rest: lest any man fall into the same example of unbelief.
2 Peter 1:10 Wherefore, brethren, labour the more, that by good works you may make sure your calling and election. For doing these things, you shall not sin at any time.
Matthew 7:13,14 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. . . .
Proverbs 1:24-28 You have despised all my counsel, and have neglected my reprehensions. . . .
Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: the learning of the wise is easy.
Proverbs 21:25 Desires kill the slothful: for his hands have refused to work at all.
Ecclesiastes 10:15 The labour of fools shall afflict them that know not how to go to the city.
Isaiah 1:15 And when you stretch forth your hands, I will turn away my eyes from you: and when you multiply prayer, I will not hear: for your hands are full of blood.
Isaiah 58:2-4 For they seek me from day to day, and desire to know my ways, as a nation that hath done justice, and hath not forsaken the judgment of their God: they ask of me the judgments of justice: they are willing to approach to God. . . .
Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to thee, as if people were coming in, and my people sit before thee: and hear thy words, and do them not: for they turn them into a song of their mouth, and their heart goeth after their covetousness.
Mark 6:18-20 For John said to Herod: It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife. . . .
John 7:34 You shall seek me and shall not find me: and where I am, thither you cannot come.
John 8:21 Again therefore Jesus said to them: I go: and you shall seek me. And you shall die in your sin. Whither I go, you cannot come.
John 13:33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You shall seek me. And as I said to the Jews: Whither I go you cannot come; so I say to you now.
Romans 9:31-33 But Israel, by following after the law of justice, is not come unto the law of justice. . . .
Romans 10:3 For they, not knowing the justice of God and seeking to establish their own, have not submitted themselves to the justice of God.
ContextThe Narrow Door
…23And a certain man said to him: Lord, are they few that are saved? But he said to them: 24Strive to enter by the narrow gate: for many, I say to you, shall seek to enter and shall not be able. 25But when the master of the house shall be gone in and shall shut the door, you shall begin to stand without; and knock at the door, saying: Lord, open to us. And he answering, shall say to you: I know you not, whence you are.…
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