Matthew 7:14

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth vnto life, and few there be that finde it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and few are they that find it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For narrow is the door and hard the road to life, and only a small number make discovery of it.
- Basic English Bible

For narrow the gate and straitened the way that leads to life, and they are few who find it.
- Darby Bible

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth to life, and few there are that find it.
- Webster's Bible

because narrow is the gate and contracted the road which leads to Life, and few are those who find it.
- Weymouth Bible

How narrow is the gate, and restricted is the way that leads to life! Few are those who find it.
- World English Bible

Hou streit is the yate, and narwy the weye, that ledith to lijf, and ther ben fewe that fynden it.
- Wycliffe Bible

how strait [is] the gate, and compressed the way that is leading to the life, and few are those finding it!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 7:14


Mt 7:14 For strait [is] the gate. What is it, Augustine asks, that makes this gate so small to us? It is not that it is "strait", or narrow, in itself, but that we want to take in our pride, our self-will, our darling sins. Few there be that find it. It has been to be sought. The reason that men do not find it is not because it is hard to find, but because they prefer to walk in the broad way.

Discussion for Matthew 7

  • JACOB
    Why are you on here? Go outside, it's spring time! You can grow with the rest of the planet. We are the salt of the earth, and the salt that does not purify, will be burned in the fire. Go get your Sol!
  • Irene123
    You are quite the 'naysayer'. Being a Christian we are to lift each other up. Jesus' church of Acts ch. 2 - is still here. You just told people there is no hope by saying there are no churches that preach truth anymore. I've got a feeling you've been in 'contact' with His church ....... ? The one that preaches Acts 2:38 for salvation.
  • Daniel
    Mt 7:21ff teaches about being careful thinking that we can perform miracles yet neglect the main purpose which is to exposit God's word with full respect and truth. Many of us are driven by miracle performers who don't even dare to prepare or study God's word. Good preaching does not exist anymore in churches. Lets go back to basics.
  • Bud
    Peggy: I do not know what bible you read from but the KJV Matthew 7 : 1 reads (Judge not that ye be not judged) Go to the KJV original bible of 1611 it also reads the same. Good study. Have a good day.
  • Peggy
    Matthew 7:1- This verse used to read- Judge not, lest ye be judged. But now it reads Judge not,
    that ye be not judged. This verse has been changed. In our church Christmas play (2016), this verse was said how it used to read with the word lest.
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 7:22 MANY WILL SAY TO ME IN THAT DAY LORD LORD HAVE WE NOT PROPHESIED IN THY NAME AND IN THY NAME HAVE CAST OUT devils AND IN THY NAME DONE MANY WONDERFUL WORKS GALATIANS 6:9 AND LET US NOT BE WEARY IN WELL DOING FOR IN DUE SEASON WE SHALL REAP IF WE FAINT NOT 2 THESS 3:13 BUT YOU BRETHREN BE NOT WEARY IN WELL DOING

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