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

  • John Pritchard
    So perfectly true, beyond criticism.
  • Raven
    I love God and his son Jesus Christ , I love His Word ,this chapter of Matthew has alot to do with the times of today, many people claim to love God and his word but are living in sin themselves but are quick to judge others and not look at themselves ! People are quick to call out their Family ect about their daily sins when in deed WE ALL ARE Sinners, we are to show love and compassion as well
  • Mim
    lets all pray for the gift of discernment in the name of Jesus. There seems to be a whole herd of sheep in wolves clothing around these days. In the media,politically, religiously. If someone looks you in eye and says,"honest to God,Im telling you the truth", Beware.
  • Jay
    "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." Matthew 7:15 KJV for me it means a lot. why? because the scriptures says that BEWARE, we can know who are they by discerning spirit right? let's pray to avoid this kind of people. we do usually believe on miracles that was prayed by a priest or anything, i do not get the point that i am discriminating any religion, what i mean is, LUCIFER was the ANGEL of LIGHT before.. and now He is the DEMON the PRINCE of DEMON, then he can be light whenever he wants because he wants to decieve all christians who knows what is truth from bad! everyone FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH!! LET THE HOLY GHOST tells the TRUTH !! SPEAK FOR THE TRUTH!!! IN JESUS NAME !!! LET US PRAY TO AVOID THE DEVIL IN OUR LIFE!!! IN JESUS NAME!!
  • Brenda Williquette
    I am hungry for GODS words everyday !!!!
    I ask for Wisdom in his name and to walk in his ways. I wait for the day I go to Paradise to serve him. So I will do my best Oh LORD and Heavenly Father to serve you here on earth. I hope to help others with GODS help, to tell others of his LOVE. AMEN
  • Jo-An
    I have read all of Matthew once before but, I did not fully understand what the Lord was telling us but now I have a better understanding.

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