Matthew 7:13

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)

Other Translations

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) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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 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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 7:13


7:13 The strait gate - The holiness described in the foregoing chapters. And this is the narrow way. Wide is the gate, and many there are that go in through it - They need not seek for this; they come to it of course. Many go in through it, because strait is the other gate - Therefore they do not care for it; they like a wider gate. #Luke 13:24|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 7:13


Mt 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate. The leading thought of the whole discourse is the kingdom of heaven and its conditions. Hence, when the Lord says, "Enter ye in", he means into the kingdom of heaven. Nearly every town in Palestine is surrounded by walls and is entered by gates. The principal ones are wide, with double doors, closed with locks and fastened with iron bars. The "strait gates" are in retired corners, are narrow, and are only opened to those who knock.

Discussion for Matthew 7

  • Sharon
    I like the chapter because there many great advice in it for example v4_5 we are to example our clearfully and remove whatever problems we are struggling with before we try to help others with theirs . Verses 7 and 8 admonish us to open our mouths an simple ask and we shall receive , behold him and he will open unto us .
    A-Ask
    S-seek
    K-knock
    He gives freely but we must do one thing ask.
  • Bruce
    Authority to judge? He doesn't say don't ever judge but be careful how. v:2-5,to who v:6,watch out v:15,how will you know v:16. Just like sheep will get tangled up or stuck in mud. Don't say I will never be in that mess I would never say or do that! I'm glad I'm not like you! For by what judgment you use you will be judged. By their fruits you know v:20. Don't push them deeper but lift them up!
  • Amy Price
    Not only The Book of Mathew ch. 7 that is awsome, the entire Bible is, bcause it was inspired by GOD. People have written books
  • Lilian
    Ask and it shall be given you, seek and you shall find , knock and shall be open unto you. What a wonderful words from our Father thank you Jesus teach me Lord how to wait I know you are faithful to your words you never fail me. Thank you for the blood Lord. I will worship you alone for you alone are worthy. Help me to be born again in spirit cleanse me Lord by your blood amen
  • Louis Brown
    That what i ask the lord Jesus Christ far everybody.to obey the holy spirit. He is lord God one of the trinity
  • Gloria
    I enjoyed this lesson. The Word of God is so good. I like how you explained that the heart and mouth work hand and hand.

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