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“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:”
King James Version (KJV)
¶ 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 goe in thereat:
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original Matthew chapter 7
"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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
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.
- American Standard Version (1901)
Go in by the narrow door; for wide is the door and open is the way which goes to destruction, and great numbers go in by it.
- Basic English Bible
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.
- Darby 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.
- Douay Rheims 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 are who go in by it.
- Webster's Bible
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;
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible
Entre ye bi the streyt yate; for the yate that ledith to perdicioun is large, and the weie is broode, and there ben many that entren bi it.
- Wycliffe Bible
`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;
- Youngs Literal Bible
OB's comment on 2015-09-27 06:47:24:
Not by good deeds, but through Christ are we saved. There is no other way. That's why He died on the cross, for our sins. If there is another way then Christ would have died in vain.
Kenya's comment on 2015-09-07 20:57:27:
These verses in context are talking about law and grace. BOTH gates are leading to heaven but one is through works or self efforts and the other is through grace faith in Jesus' works . Jesus is the GATE and he is referencing the SAME GATE in Mathew 7 both times. Romans speaks of the two types of Christians Jews and Gentiles and God says He will receive both however the carnal Christians Back then it was the Jews will live a destructive life here on Earth remember Paul pronounced a curse when he saw they were STILL teaching this after Jesus because you have to be perfect if you want to be under the law. Those under Grace who have a revelation of their freedom with ALLLL of GOD's promises aren't to flaunt our freedom where it would cause others to anger. offend in one area and you're guilty of breaking them all. By destructive I mean sickness with no healing cancer , no miracles seen that you can't apply logic to, just bad things in general that happen to Christians that are NOT supposed to happen but we accept these things because we have a form of Godliness and deny His power. Political correctness is of the world and you are not OF THE WORLD. Jesus said we would do all the things he did and more. Miracles are happening guys and we have POWER! If ALL OF GOD's PROMISES aren't happening in your life and you're just waiting for your heavenly home when you die, something isn't right.
Holly Torres's comment on 2014-09-16 05:58:12:
God recently showed me in the spirit many dry and dusty roads that curve that lead to death and destruction.But the God showed me this straight road that leads to life.I have been battling my will over Gods and he has made it very clear I need to choose his will over mine by showing me the joy of doing his will verses the emptyness and ultimatley death of doing mine.
Beka's comment on 2014-05-19 11:35:47:
What does this mean though? I at first thought Jesus was refering to Himself the gate to heaven and the sheep fold but it seems to be preceded by descriptions of actions, like beware false profits. I am really confused?
Anon's comment on 2014-04-19 21:21:33:
Why would the broad road to destruction need a gate on it? All of Adam 's children are born onto that road to destruction. Romans 5 12,18
charity's comment on 2014-03-18 00:18:24:
This verse just makes me scared about how wonderful the kingdom of God is our God is real
mike's comment on 2014-03-02 23:15:55:
I struggle with this verse because I cannot figure out if it ultimately means heaven or hell Or is it just talking about how we live in the here and now
Andrew's comment on 2013-11-04 20:10:57:
Listen to what the verse is saying. Understand that you can't go the way you choose but only one way. God's way is the only way and people get confused by all these so called bibles out there. I believe in the KJV only because men laid down their lives for the word of God. What other bible out in the world today can say that? All the money these bible companies make and yet our missionaries are going with out. God made it very clear in Revelations 22 :18-19 about other translations and yet hardly anybody cares. Always remember this, man has many gospels but God has only one gospel.
bdazzle's comment on 2012-04-16 18:32:26:
Very enlightening scripture! I see it so many times at work and in life, where you have people trying to take the short cut to their career. They avoid the hard way.
They want things to come easy. They refuse to go to college so they get a job. Some get a job and skip very important steps in an effort to get done faster. They don't want to wait on their wives for sex, rather than, they have adulterous affairs. This way has been done so much that it seem like the only way to go. But, I challange everyone who read this to avoid the wide road to destruction.
It is wide indeed because so many people is on it. Not many are on the narrow road. That is why it is narrow. Just like the a smaller class compared to the larger class, you get more individual attention which leads to a better education.
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