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“Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
King James Version (KJV)
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth vnto life, and few there be that finde it.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original Matthew chapter 7
"For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and few are they that find it.
- American Standard Version (1901)
For narrow is the door and hard the road to life, and only a small number make discovery of it.
- Basic English Bible
For narrow the gate and straitened the way that leads to life, and they are few who find it.
- Darby Bible
How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!
- Douay Rheims Bible
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth to life, and few there are that find it.
- Webster's Bible
because narrow is the gate and contracted the road which leads to Life, and few are those who find it.
- Weymouth Bible
How narrow is the gate, and restricted is the way that leads to life! Few are those who find it.
- World English Bible
Hou streit is the yate, and narwy the weye, that ledith to lijf, and ther ben fewe that fynden it.
- Wycliffe Bible
how strait [is] the gate, and compressed the way that is leading to the life, and few are those finding it!
- Youngs Literal Bible
Akintola's comment on 2015-07-04 15:36:54:
You must not be driven or drift to destruction and sin that are been plan by the devil.
CJ's comment on 2015-04-26 06:25:40:
This scripture means that you must not be lead into the ways of destruction and sin, worldly desires. That sinful way is many and not Gods way. If you go that way you will not be living Gods purpose for you. He will not be happy with you and you will not really be happy either but it is easy. It is much harder but fulfilling to reject the sin that is in your heart that is not good and does not go with him. So we must let go of these ways and follow the straight path! If someone has trouble with it they need to read the bible, the scriptures that counteract the lie that is leading you astray also if you pray for God to help you he will. It does not mean that you will not go to heaven you will if you believe in Jesus. Hallelujah! You will live a righteous life if you follow the narrow way.
brandon saulter's comment on 2015-04-02 19:28:19:
I think people just need to do the right thing. Help your family and friends and stay out of trouble. Go to church and pray and help any one you can and stay positive.
Allen E. Carter's comment on 2015-03-03 22:01:20:
Acts 10:10, acts 11:5, acts 22:18 Peter fell into a TRANCE and had spiritual vision. Numbers 4:4 16 Balaam falling in a TRANCE even with his eyes open, seeing the Almighty. Psalms 46:10 Be still and know that I am God means your mind by meditation,stopping the carnal thought until you enter into a TRANCE . The Webster definition for TRANCE is a narrow passage, a narrow pathway A NARROW GATE I hope this helps all of you. It 's God 's way or no way at all.
Allen e carter's comment on 2014-12-29 20:21:50:
The word is written to confound confuse the wise of the world. That being said. That, that is written in spirit can not be understood in the carnal mind. So the Holy Ghost is the teacher not man. It 's very openly that none of these men understand God 's word.
Joshua mbugua's comment on 2014-07-20 06:07:58:
the fact that Jesus died on the cross does not exempt us from the law. There cannever be freedom without law even Adam had been given law in the Eden. Hebrew says that bcause of change of priesthood it was necessary for the law to be change. It was changed to produce greater holiness than the one produced by the law of Moses.
tml's comment on 2014-04-04 07:48:38:
Narrow is just that false reachings, half truths, and easy living may be how we interpret Salvation? For me only I sinned even though I were a Christian. Repentance for me was difficult and came later in life. I was not living by God 's Word, but though I was doing well holding on to certain verses and selecting to stand on certain believes that gave the most comfornt in my times of need. Perhaps I 've been on the wide road even though I called myself a Christian and have not lived the way God explains.
Jerry's comment on 2013-10-24 11:15:18:
Mr. Jone's comment is off base as Christ is the only way. However, we seek to add to what Christ did for us and that is quite unacceptable to God. It is His way through His Son Jesus Christ or you will be entering in the wide gate unto eternal death.
Bryan Clark's comment on 2013-09-28 03:13:32:
I thank God for the cross and what the Lord Jesus Christ suffered to redeem sinners like myself .I have received the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour.His work is complete,it is now our responsiblity to accept it, My prayer is that others will do the same before it is eternally to late.The Lord is returning soon.Will you be ready?
Joyce's comment on 2013-07-31 01:30:23:
The narrow way that leads to godly living for YAHWEH .. we no longer live to satisfy our own desires but God's. he is a new creation in CHRIST apart from Him we can do nothing. John 3 New Birth JESUS said unless you are born of water & the spirit, you cannot see nor enter into the kingdom of God
Thomas Gathman's comment on 2013-04-17 15:41:06:
God said it.....and he is not fooling!!!
ALONZO SMITH's comment on 2013-03-20 11:54:53:
I think if you believe in Jesus Christ and believe that he died on the cross, for you and me, and confess that he is lord, and work toward the mark, and live with in him and follow the path of righteousness. That is all that we ought to do.
Theodore A. Jones's comment on 2011-04-08 12:58:26:
"It is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous." Rom. 2:13 The small narrow gate into God's kingdom is actually law that has been added to the law by Jesus' crucifixion. Salvation from the penalty of sin is predicated upon the faith to obey this added law. The gospel of God explains the Way to obey this law, but no contemporary church's gospel is the gospel of God. That is why only a few find the gate.
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