Jesus was teaching in every town and village as he traveled toward Jerusalem.
Someone said to Jesus, "Lord, will only a few people be saved?" Jesus said,
"Try hard to enter through the narrow door, because many people will try to enter there, but they will not be able.
When the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you can stand outside and knock on the door and say, 'Sir, open the door for us.' But he will answer, 'I don't know you or where you come from.'
Then you will say, 'We ate and drank with you, and you taught in the streets of our town.'
But he will say to you, 'I don't know you or where you come from. Go away from me, all you who do evil!'
You will cry and grind your teeth with pain when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in God's kingdom, but you yourselves thrown outside.
People will come from the east, west, north, and south and will sit down at the table in the kingdom of God.
There are those who have the lowest place in life now who will have the highest place in the future. And there are those who have the highest place now who will have the lowest place in the future."
At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said, "Go away from here! Herod wants to kill you!"
Jesus said to them, "Go tell that fox Herod, 'Today and tomorrow I am forcing demons out and healing people. Then, on the third day, I will reach my goal.'