Luke 13:23

“Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then said one vnto him, Lord, are there few that be saued? And he said vnto them,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And someone said to Him, "Lord, are there {just} a few who are being saved? And He said to them,"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And one said unto him, Lord, are they few that are saved? And he said unto them,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And someone said to him, Lord, will only a small number have salvation? And he said to them,
- Basic English Bible

And one said to him, Sir, [are] such as are to be saved few in number? But he said unto them,
- Darby Bible

Then said one to him, Lord, are there few that are saved? And he said to them,
- Webster's Bible

when some one asked Him, "Sir, are there but few who are to be saved?"
- Weymouth Bible

One said to him, "Lord, are they few who are saved?" He said to them,
- World English Bible

And a man seide to hym, Lord, if there ben fewe, that ben saued? And he seide to hem,
- Wycliffe Bible

and a certain one said to him, `Sir, are those saved few?' and he said unto them,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 13:23


Lu 13:23 Are there few that be saved? The same question is often asked now. Christ never answers it, but bids the questioner to look out for his own salvation.

Discussion for Luke 13

  • Anna
    Irene: No contradiction. Reading the bible will not save us. We can read it with a prayer that God will feed us with what we need. There are people who repent just before death who have never read the bible. (the thief on the cross) Someone with the holy spirit can preach to them. First the law and then to a broken and contrite heart- the forgiveness of sins.
  • Irene123
    Anna - first you agreed with Steph, then you disagreed with him; you've got me confused. Do we need to read the Bible or not?
  • Lu2677
    Bruce, please read Luke 13:27-30 and Matthew 20:16 "Many will be called, few will be chosen"
    Don't let this be you. Furthermore, in your attempt to sway me from the truth you may just be causing a weaker one to fall. I believe God said "Woe to you" in this case. You have not made an impression on me. I will leave you to your unbelief and hope the Lord will deliver you from your deception.
  • Anna
    Steph: That's right. Nobody needs to be a bible scholar to be saved. We can be simple sheep. First we need to hear the two edged sword, word of God, preaching of sins and need for repentance. It must burn our conscience that only hell is before us. Find His own flock for release. We need to have the right self knowledge and put away the daily sins that burden us and make our walk difficult.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 13:4 OR THOSE EIGHTEEN UPON WHOM THE TOWER IN SILOAM FELL AND SLEW THEM THINK YOU THAT THEY WERE SINNERS ABOVE ALL MEN THAT DWELT IN JERUSALEM 13:5 I TELL YOU NO BUT EXCEPT YOU REPENT YOU SHALL ALL LIKEWISE PERISH
  • Stephende
    Chap.13 tells us that what you assume is not necessarily so. We shall all perish if we don't repent, which is to say that we depend no longer on our assumptions but on the Word of God. It is the most difficult thing, the strait gate and is not for everyone but this is the calling! This is why Jesus came, not to the religious but to the people. He came to criticise, not to cajole. So be it

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