Because strait is the gate and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
“Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
“For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.
But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it.
Because narrow is the gate and compressed is the road, the one which leads away into the life, and few there are who are finding it.
The narrow gate and the hard road lead out into life and only a few are finding it.
But narrow is the gate and hard is the road that leads to life, and few are they that find it.
- No cross references or parallel passage have been cited for this verse.
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