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

 
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22 Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he went, always pressing on toward Jerusalem. 22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem.
23 Someone asked him, "Lord, will only a few be saved?" He replied, 23 Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?" He said to them,
24 "The door to heaven is narrow. Work hard to get in, because many will try to enter, 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 but when the head of the house has locked the door, it will be too late. Then you will stand outside knocking and pleading, 'Lord, open the door for us!' But he will reply, 'I do not know you.' 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 You will say, 'But we ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.' 26 "Then you will say, 'We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.'
27 And he will reply, 'I tell you, I don't know you. Go away, 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 "And there will be great weeping and gnashing of teeth, for you will see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets within the Kingdom of God, but you 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 Then people will come from all over the world to take their places in the Kingdom of God. 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 And note this: Some who are despised now will be greatly honored then; and some who are greatly honored now will be despised then. " 30 Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last."