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 7:14

  • Akintola for verse 14
    You must not be driven or drift to destruction and sin that are been plan by the devil.
  • This scripture means that you must not be lead into the ways of destruction and sin, worldly desires. That sinful way is many and not Gods way. If you go that way you will not be living Gods purpose for you. He will not be happy with you and you will not really be happy either but it is easy. It is much harder but fulfilling to reject the sin that is in your heart that is not good and does not go with him. So we must let go of these ways and follow the straight path! If someone has trouble with it they need to read the bible, the scriptures that counteract the lie that is leading you astray also if you pray for God to help you he will. It does not mean that you will not go to heaven you will if you believe in Jesus. Hallelujah! You will live a righteous life if you follow the narrow way.
  • Brandon saulter for verse 14
    I think people just need to do the right thing. Help your family and friends and stay out of trouble. Go to church and pray and help any one you can and stay positive.
  • Allen e carter for verse 14
    The word is written to confound confuse the wise of the world. That being said. That, that is written in spirit can not be understood in the carnal mind. So the Holy Ghost is the teacher not man. It 's very openly that none of these men understand God 's word.
  • Joshua mbugua for verse 14
    the fact that Jesus died on the cross does not exempt us from the law. There cannever be freedom without law even Adam had been given law in the Eden. Hebrew says that bcause of change of priesthood it was necessary for the law to be change. It was changed to produce greater holiness than the one produced by the law of Moses.
  • Narrow is just that false reachings, half truths, and easy living may be how we interpret Salvation? For me only I sinned even though I were a Christian. Repentance for me was difficult and came later in life. I was not living by God 's Word, but though I was doing well holding on to certain verses and selecting to stand on certain believes that gave the most comfornt in my times of need. Perhaps I 've been on the wide road even though I called myself a Christian and have not lived the way God explains.

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