Matthew 7:13-14

13 1"Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy[a] that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.
14 For the gate is narrow and 2the way is hard that leads to life, and 3those who find it are few.

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Matthew 7:13-14 In-Context

11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
12 "So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
13 "Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.
14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

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Cross References 3

  • 1. Luke 13:24
  • 2. Psalms 16:11; [Matthew 18:8; John 14:6]
  • 3. [Luke 13:23]

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Some manuscripts For the way is wide and easy
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