New Living Translation
"Work hard to enter the narrow door to God's Kingdom, for many will try to enter but will fail.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
Strive with earnestness to enter in through the narrow door, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in and will not be able.
World English Bible
"Strive to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.
Young's Literal Translation
'Be striving to go in through the straight gate, because many, I say to you, will seek to go in, and shall not be able;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:24 Strive to enter in - Agonize. Strive as in an agony. So the word signifies Otherwise none shall enter in. Barely seeking will not avail. Mt 7:13.
LibraryUpon Our Lord's SermonOn the Mount
Discourse 11 "Enter ye in at the strait gate: For wide is the gate, and broad is the way, which leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in threat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Mat. 7:13, 14. 1. Our Lord, having warned us of the dangers which easily beset us at our first entrance upon real religion, the hinderances which naturally arise from within, from the wickedness of our own hearts; now proceeds to apprize …
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"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.
Someone asked him, "Lord, will only a few be saved?" He replied,
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