Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching the people. He was on his way to Jerusalem.
Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?" He said to them,
"Try very hard to enter through the narrow door. I tell you, many will try to enter and will not be able to.
The owner of the house will get up and close the door. Then you will stand outside knocking and begging. You will say, 'Sir, open the door for us.' "But he will answer, 'I don't know you. And I don't know where you come from.'
"Then you will say, 'We ate and drank with you. You taught in our streets.'
"But he will reply, 'I don't know you. And I don't know where you come from. Get away from me, all you who do evil!'
"You will sob and grind your teeth when you see those who are in God's kingdom. You will see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets there. But you yourselves will be thrown out.
People will come from east and west and north and south. They will take their places at the feast in God's kingdom.
Then the last will be first. And the first will be last."