Luke 13:24

Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Striue to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say vnto you, will seeke to enter in, and shall not be able.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Strive to enter in by the narrow door: for many, I say unto you, shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do your best to go in by the narrow door, for I say to you, A number will make the attempt to go in, but will not be able to do so.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
- Webster's Bible

Strain every nerve to force your way in through the narrow gate, He answered; "for multitudes, I tell you, will endeavour to find a way in and will not succeed.
- Weymouth Bible

Strive to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.
- World English Bible

Stryue ye to entre bi the streite yate; for Y seie to you, many seken to entre, and thei schulen not mowe.
- Wycliffe Bible

`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;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 13:24


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|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 13:24


Lu 13:24 Strive to enter in. The language implies that effort, earnest, agonizing is necessary. The word "strive" in the Greek is "agonizomai", from whence our word "agonize" comes. By the strait gate. The door of the kingdom is so narrow that we cannot take our sins, our lusts, our worldliness and worldly pleasures in with us.

Discussion for Luke 13

  • Joyce Ballentine
    Proverbs 13:3 "Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin." MY MY MY! WE MUST ASK OURSELVES HOW MANY TIMES DID WE SPEAK RASHLY AND IT HELP OUR SITUATIONS??? WE ALL ARE GUILTY OF USING OUR DEADLY TONGUE IN A HARSH WAY CAUSE OF FEELINGS GETTING HURT OR HAVING DEEP ROOTED BITTERNESS! James 3:8 "But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless
  • Steph:
    No one needs to be a Bible scholar! Ever learning,and never able to come to the knowledge of truth.2Timothy 3:7. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 2Peter2:2. The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.Proverbs 16:4--you don't need to know one word of the Bible,just that you are a sinner
  • Stephende
    There is one thing certain. God, the Father to whom Jesus prayed, judges the high and mighty, the low and woebegon alike, and no one can enter paradise based on self proclaimation. God has given to all the way in the Bible. Ignorance is no excuse. Therefore read and reread your Bible until coming to an understanding. Don't settle for the easy, born again proclaimation of being saved. Watch
  • Bruce
    Felicia: Many believe they are saved! Help with activities at church,do good in the community, feeding the hungry,the list goes on. Lord,Lord---and in thy name done many wonderful works? depart from me, ye that work iniquity.Matthew7:22-23.
    Have you felt the tug in your heart? John6:44--1John 1:9 they that are saved are changed within ,all things become New. ll Corinthians5:17. You will know!!!
  • Felicia
    verse 27
    The thought of this verse alone is dreadful indeed. After spending your life time in the church, you get to the real presence of the Lord (if ever you get there at all) only to be rejected. How depressing! At any rate, one always knows whether they are accepted in the beloved or not. People of God, let us not play games with God for He is a just God.
  • Norm
    Repentance is to wholeheartedly turn from our own sinful ways, the ways of the world, as the LORD brings our sin to light and we are no longer ignorant of our sin. The ways of the world are broadly sinful as the devil is the god of this world wide system, or web: JESUS commands obedience as God has stopped winking at our disobedience. One must repent to be in CHRIST JESUS and be saved from the wrath to come upon the whole world. Be blessed in Christ Jesus according to His will. Amen. Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Hebrews 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

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