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 for Luke 13:24

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 for Luke 13:24

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.

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