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Luke 13:24


“Exert every effort 1  to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.


Ge 32:25,26; Pr 1:24-28; Pr 14:6; Pr 21:25; Ec 10:15; Isa 1:15; Isa 58:2-4; Eze 33:31; Mt 7:13,14; Mt 11:12; Mr 6:18-20; Lu 21:36; Joh 6:27; Joh 7:34; Joh 8:21; Joh 13:33; Ro 9:31-33; Ro 10:3; 1Co 9:24-27; Php 2:12,13; Col 1:29; Heb 4:11; 2Pe 1:10

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tn Or “Make every effort” (L&N 68.74; cf. NIV); “Do your best” (TEV); “Work hard” (NLT); Grk “Struggle.” The idea is to exert one’s maximum effort (cf. BDAG 17 s.v. ἀγωνίζομαι 2.b, “strain every nerve to enter”) because of the supreme importance of attaining entry into the kingdom of God.

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