Bible: Luke 13:22-35

The Narrow Door

13:22 Then 1  Jesus 2  traveled throughout 3  towns 4  and villages, teaching and making his way toward 5  Jerusalem. 6  13:23 Someone 7  asked 8  him, “Lord, will only a few 9  be saved?” So 10  he said to them, 13:24 Exert every effort 11  to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 13:25 Once 12  the head of the house 13  gets up 14  and shuts the door, then you will stand outside and start to knock on the door and beg him, ‘Lord, 15  let us in!’ 16  But he will answer you, 17 I don’t know where you come from.’ 18  13:26 Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ 19  13:27 But 20  he will reply, 21 I don’t know where you come from! 22  Go away from me, all you evildoers!’ 23  13:28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth 24  when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, 25  and all the prophets in the kingdom of God 26  but you yourselves thrown out. 27  13:29 Then 28  people 29  will come from east and west, and from north and south, and take their places at the banquet table 30  in the kingdom of God. 31  13:30 But 32  indeed, 33  some are last 34  who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”

Going to Jerusalem

13:31 At that time, 35  some Pharisees 36  came up and said to Jesus, 37 Get away from here, 38  because Herod 39  wants to kill you.” 13:32 But 40  he said to them, “Go 41  and tell that fox, 42 Look, I am casting out demons and performing healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day 43  I will complete my work. 44  13:33 Nevertheless I must 45  go on my way today and tomorrow and the next day, because it is impossible 46  that a prophet should be killed 47  outside Jerusalem.’ 48  13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 49  you who kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you! 50  How often I have longed 51  to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but 52  you would have none of it! 53  13:35 Look, your house is forsaken! 54  And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!’” 55 

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