Luke 13:22-30 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching the people. He was on his way to Jerusalem. 22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem.
23 Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?" He said to them, 23 Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?" He said to them,
24 "Try very hard to enter through the narrow door. I tell you, many will try to enter and will not be able to. 24 "Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.
25 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.' 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, 'Sir, open the door for us.' "But he will answer, 'I don't know you or where you come from.'
26 "Then you will say, 'We ate and drank with you. You taught in our streets.' 26 "Then you will say, 'We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.'
27 "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!' 27 "But he will reply, 'I don't know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!'
28 "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. 28 "There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out.
29 People will come from east and west and north and south. They will take their places at the feast in God's kingdom. 29 People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.
30 Then the last will be first. And the first will be last." 30 Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last."