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

  • The Knight
    Oh ye of little faith, who trust in riches as a reward! Little do you know the apocalypse is at your door and the fox is in the henhouse. You have let him in for your perversions and greed. The evil one cut thru your armor which you trusted in and tear you to pieces. Oh that you were even somewhat conscious of what is to come. Your so called armor won't even save. It will make it easier for.
  • A disciple
    Cross Faith (cont.); Yes! Putting on the WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD means, THE ENTIRE WORD OF GOD! Many fantasize and pretend they have a walk with Jesus because they go to a certain church and parrot their favorite preachers' lingo; thinking that they are serving God, while their responses indicate that the Holy Spirit and sound understanding of the Scriptures is completely foreign to them and a threat.
  • A disciple
    Cross Faith; I'm sorry, I don't understand your comment; are you agreeing with what I wrote, and seek a friendly conversation, or are you assuming something else? If you like to talk about the things of the Lord, that's wonderful; and I hope we can edify each other. But if you're just another one with a churchy-spirit who is full of "another gospel" than the Word of God... How can I help you?
  • Cross Faith
    Hey disciple. I've been reading several of your comments throughout the gospels. Put on the full armor of God everyday is a great thing to do.
  • A disciple
    "Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbers it the ground?" I put these posts in, seeking discussion about the things of the Lord, and when I write to open a discussion with others, its the same; NO REPLY! Our responsiveness to the Spirit of the LORD should be out of a ready mind of love.
  • Arley3
    Romans 7:23 tells us about the law of sin. Romans 10:9-13 tells us how to be delivered (saved) from this law of sin. When you heart desires sin but your mind tells you sin is wrong, call on the name of Jesus. Ask for the experience of Acts 2. This is the deliverance. Acts 2:16

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