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

  • Jevon
    Judge not, that ye be not judged.
    2
    For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
  • Lilian
    Give not which is holy unto the dogs Jesus said Be ye Holy for I am Holy I am the vine and you are the fruit. We are nothing without Jesus as our vine neither a good tree can never produce a good fruit where a corrupt tree will only produce evil fruits. God has given us life to choose to follow him for he is the only rock and my salvation in him there is no darkness I will praise you Jesus forever
  • A disciple
    "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." This verse has long been a favorite 'go to' saying about not speaking to those who show themselves unworthy and incapable of receiving the Word, because of their brutish and or Satanic nature. This goes with how the Lord warned in another place, to "Beware of men, for they will deliver you up.." But Read the whole portion in its context, and you'll see that the warning is used, not BECAUSE they are unfit to hear, so much as it is for us not to cause ourselves unnecessary hurt and danger BY HYPOCRISY. The precious and holy things we bear in our preaching and teaching, are known and read of all men alongside our character and behavior. Although in a very grave sense they "know not what they do " God has nevertheless given it to them to see the "City Lights which He has set on a hill " and demands that our witness be true and faithful, agreeing with the Spirit's convictions He has ordained and uses through us and our words.
  • A disciple
    Ruth (cont.); Just wanted to say, that I agree with you! I don't mean to 'nit pick' (and I wasn't 'finding fault' with what you wrote at all!); but I wanted to emphasize that the idea of one having to belong to a Church and subject himself without thinking, Is this right? is misleading, and a potentially terrible dangerous snare. Birds of a feather flock together. People flock to those they like!
  • Steve morrow
    IS NOT BAPTISM PART OF GODS WILL--PART OF THE GOSPEL--MATTHEW 7:21 NOT EVERYONE THAT SAITH UNTO ME LORD LORD SHALL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN *** 1 PETER 4:17 FOR THE TIME IS COME THAT JUDGEMENT MUST BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF GOD AND IF IT FIRST BEGIN AT US WHAT SHALL THE END BE OF THEM THAT --OBEY NOT-- THE GOSPEL OF GOD
  • A disciple
    Nia; AMEN! Luke 6:26 "Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets." Mark 13:22 "For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect." They of the Truth hear Jesus' voice and follow HIM! A stranger they will not follow, but WILL FLEE from strangers! God proves us.

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