13 Enter through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction,6 and there are many who go in that way.
14 Because narrow is the gate and compressed is the way that leads to life, and there are few who find it.7 [From the Word of the Lord within: "Few will be saved because of their love of life." He who loves his life shall lose it; and he who hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal. John 12:25]
23 And someone said to him, "Lord, are there only a few who will be saved?" And he said to them,
24 "Strive to enter in at the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter, and will not be able to.3
|Proverbs 14:12,16:25,21:2 |
12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end of it is the way of death.
25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its ends are the ways of death.
2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD examines the hearts.