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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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|.
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.
Mike's comment on 2014-03-03 01:15:55:
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 22:10:57:
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 20:32:26:
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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