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Luke 13:22-30 (Lexham English Bible)

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The Narrow Door

22 And he was going throughout towns and villages, teaching and making [his] journey toward Jerusalem. 23 And someone said to him, "Lord, {are there only}a a few who are saved?" And he said to them, 24 "Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able to, 25 when once the master of the house has gotten up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock [on] the door, saying, 'Lord, open [the door]b for us!' And he will answer [and]c say to you, 'I do not know where you are from!' 26 Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets!' 27 And he will reply, saying to you, 'I do not know where you are from! Go away from me, all [you] {evildoers}!'d 28 In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves thrown outside! 29 And they will come from east and west, and from north and south, and will recline at the table in the kingdom of God. 30 And behold, [some] are last who will be first, and [some] are first who will be last."
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