Someone asked him, "Sir, are only a few people going to be saved?" He answered, 24
"Try hard to enter through the narrow door. I can guarantee that many will try to enter, but they won't succeed. 25
After the homeowner gets up and closes the door, [it's too late]. You can stand outside, knock at the door, and say, 'Sir, open the door for us!' But he will answer you, 'I don't know who you are.' 26
Then you will say, 'We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.' 27
But he will tell you, 'I don't know who you are. Get away from me, all you evil people.' 28
Then you will cry and be in extreme pain. That's what you'll do when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets. They'll be in the kingdom of God, but you'll be thrown out. 29
People will come from all over the world and will eat in the kingdom of God. 30
Some who are last will be first, and some who are first will be last."
31At that time some Pharisees told Jesus, "Get out of here, and go somewhere else! Herod wants to kill you." 32Jesus said to them, "Tell that fox that I will force demons out of people and heal people today and tomorrow. I will finish my work on the third day. 33But I must be on my way today, tomorrow, and the next day. It's not possible for a prophet to die outside Jerusalem. 34"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you kill the prophets and stone to death those sent to you! How often I wanted to gather your children together the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings! But you were not willing! 35Your house will be abandoned. I can guarantee that you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!'"