100 Bible Verses about Wide Gates

Matthew 7:13-14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

Matthew 7:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.

John 10:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.

Matthew 16:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

John 5:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades.

Matthew 7:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

Isaiah 62:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Go through, go through the gates; prepare the way for the people; build up, build up the highway; clear it of stones; lift up a signal over the peoples.

Acts 12:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Recognizing Peter's voice, in her joy she did not open the gate but ran in and reported that Peter was standing at the gate.

Psalm 118:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it.

Genesis 19:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

Hebrews 13:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.

Hebrews 13:11-13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured.

Acts 28:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But we desire to hear from you what your views are, for with regard to this sect we know that everywhere it is spoken against.”

Acts 14:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And the priest of Zeus, whose temple was at the entrance to the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates and wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds.

Acts 12:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

When they had passed the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate leading into the city. It opened for them of its own accord, and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel left him.

Acts 7:48 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands, as the prophet says,

Acts 3:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple.

John 19:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha.

John 14:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 10:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

John 3:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Luke 16:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores,

Luke 13:24 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.

Mark 12:41 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums.

Nahum 2:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The river gates are opened; the palace melts away;

Ezekiel 21:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Into his right hand comes the divination for Jerusalem, to set battering rams, to open the mouth with murder, to lift up the voice with shouting, to set battering rams against the gates, to cast up mounds, to build siege towers.

Ezekiel 21:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

That their hearts may melt, and many stumble. At all their gates I have given the glittering sword. Ah, it is made like lightning; it is taken up for slaughter.

Lamentations 2:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Her gates have sunk into the ground; he has ruined and broken her bars; her king and princes are among the nations; the law is no more, and her prophets find no vision from the Lord.

Lamentations 1:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The roads to Zion mourn, for none come to the festival; all her gates are desolate; her priests groan; her virgins have been afflicted, and she herself suffers bitterly.

Jeremiah 39:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then all the officials of the king of Babylon came and sat in the middle gate: Nergal-sar-ezer, Samgar-nebu, Sar-sekim the Rab-saris, Nergal-sar-ezer the Rab-mag, with all the rest of the officers of the king of Babylon.

Jeremiah 37:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

When he was at the Benjamin Gate, a sentry there named Irijah the son of Shelemiah, son of Hananiah, seized Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “You are deserting to the Chaldeans.”

Jeremiah 20:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then Pashhur beat Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper Benjamin Gate of the house of the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Thus said the Lord to me: “Go and stand in the People's Gate, by which the kings of Judah enter and by which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem,

Isaiah 45:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“I will go before you and level the exalted places, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron,

Isaiah 45:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him and to loose the belts of kings, to open doors before him that gates may not be closed:

Isaiah 38:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I said, In the middle of my days I must depart; I am consigned to the gates of Sheol for the rest of my years.

Isaiah 29:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Who by a word make a man out to be an offender, and lay a snare for him who reproves in the gate, and with an empty plea turn aside him who is in the right.

Isaiah 22:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Your choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen took their stand at the gates.

Proverbs 31:31 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.

Proverbs 31:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land.

Proverbs 22:22-23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate, for the Lord will plead their cause and rob of life those who rob them.

Proverbs 1:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

At the head of the noisy streets she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:

Psalm 118:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.

Psalm 118:19-20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it.

Psalm 107:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For he shatters the doors of bronze and cuts in two the bars of iron.

Psalm 100:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

Job 5:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

His children are far from safety; they are crushed in the gate, and there is no one to deliver them.

Esther 5:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Yet all this is worth nothing to me, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.”

Nehemiah 13:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

As soon as it began to grow dark at the gates of Jerusalem before the Sabbath, I commanded that the doors should be shut and gave orders that they should not be opened until after the Sabbath. And I stationed some of my servants at the gates, that no load might be brought in on the Sabbath day.

Nehemiah 12:39 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And above the Gate of Ephraim, and by the Gate of Yeshanah, and by the Fish Gate and the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, to the Sheep Gate; and they came to a halt at the Gate of the Guard.

Nehemiah 12:31 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then I brought the leaders of Judah up onto the wall and appointed two great choirs that gave thanks. One went to the south on the wall to the Dung Gate.

Nehemiah 8:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he read from it facing the square before the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of the men and the women and those who could understand. And the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law.

Nehemiah 3:31 ESV / 3 helpful votes

After him Malchijah, one of the goldsmiths, repaired as far as the house of the temple servants and of the merchants, opposite the Muster Gate, and to the upper chamber of the corner.

Nehemiah 3:28 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Above the Horse Gate the priests repaired, each one opposite his own house.

Nehemiah 3:26 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And the temple servants living on Ophel repaired to a point opposite the Water Gate on the east and the projecting tower.

Nehemiah 3:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And Shallum the son of Col-hozeh, ruler of the district of Mizpah, repaired the Fountain Gate. He rebuilt it and covered it and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars. And he built the wall of the Pool of Shelah of the king's garden, as far as the stairs that go down from the city of David.

Nehemiah 3:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Malchijah the son of Rechab, ruler of the district of Beth-haccherem, repaired the Dung Gate. He rebuilt it and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars.

Nehemiah 3:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Joiada the son of Paseah and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah repaired the Gate of Yeshanah. They laid its beams and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars.

Nehemiah 3:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate. They laid its beams and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars.

Nehemiah 3:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brothers the priests, and they built the Sheep Gate. They consecrated it and set its doors. They consecrated it as far as the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Tower of Hananel.

Nehemiah 2:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I went out by night by the Valley Gate to the Dragon Spring and to the Dung Gate, and I inspected the walls of Jerusalem that were broken down and its gates that had been destroyed by fire.

Nehemiah 1:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And they said to me, “The remnant there in the province who had survived the exile is in great trouble and shame. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are destroyed by fire.”

2 Chronicles 33:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Afterward he built an outer wall for the city of David west of Gihon, in the valley, and for the entrance into the Fish Gate, and carried it around Ophel, and raised it to a very great height. He also put commanders of the army in all the fortified cities in Judah.

2 Chronicles 26:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Moreover, Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate and at the Valley Gate and at the Angle, and fortified them.

2 Chronicles 24:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So the king commanded, and they made a chest and set it outside the gate of the house of the Lord.

2 Chronicles 23:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So they laid hands on her, and she went into the entrance of the horse gate of the king's house, and they put her to death there.

2 Chronicles 23:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

This is the thing that you shall do: of you priests and Levites who come off duty on the Sabbath, one third shall be gatekeepers,

2 Chronicles 18:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah were sitting on their thrones, arrayed in their robes. And they were sitting at the threshing floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria, and all the prophets were prophesying before them.

2 Chronicles 8:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

According to the ruling of David his father, he appointed the divisions of the priests for their service, and the Levites for their offices of praise and ministry before the priests as the duty of each day required, and the gatekeepers in their divisions at each gate, for so David the man of God had commanded.

1 Chronicles 26:13-19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And they cast lots by fathers' houses, small and great alike, for their gates. The lot for the east fell to Shelemiah. They cast lots also for his son Zechariah, a shrewd counselor, and his lot came out for the north. Obed-edom's came out for the south, and to his sons was allotted the gatehouse. For Shuppim and Hosah it came out for the west, at the gate of Shallecheth on the road that goes up. Watch corresponded to watch. On the east there were six each day, on the north four each day, on the south four each day, as well as two and two at the gatehouse. ...

2 Kings 18:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

At that time Hezekiah stripped the gold from the doors of the temple of the Lord and from the doorposts that Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid and gave it to the king of Assyria.

2 Kings 7:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For when the man of God had said to the king, “Two seahs of barley shall be sold for a shekel, and a seah of fine flour for a shekel, about this time tomorrow in the gate of Samaria,”

2 Kings 7:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now the king had appointed the captain on whose hand he leaned to have charge of the gate. And the people trampled him in the gate, so that he died, as the man of God had said when the king came down to him.

2 Kings 7:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But Elisha said, “Hear the word of the Lord: thus says the Lord, Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria.”

1 Kings 17:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.”

2 Samuel 18:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The king said to them, “Whatever seems best to you I will do.” So the king stood at the side of the gate, while all the army marched out by hundreds and by thousands.

2 Samuel 15:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way of the gate. And when any man had a dispute to come before the king for judgment, Absalom would call to him and say, “From what city are you?” And when he said, “Your servant is of such and such a tribe in Israel,”

2 Samuel 3:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And when Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into the midst of the gate to speak with him privately, and there he struck him in the stomach, so that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.

Joshua 2:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And when the gate was about to be closed at dark, the men went out. I do not know where the men went. Pursue them quickly, for you will overtake them.”

Leviticus 24:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So Moses spoke to the people of Israel, and they brought out of the camp the one who had cursed and stoned him with stones. Thus the people of Israel did as the Lord commanded Moses.

Leviticus 4:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

All the rest of the bull—he shall carry outside the camp to a clean place, to the ash heap, and shall burn it up on a fire of wood. On the ash heap it shall be burned up.

Exodus 32:26 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp and said, “Who is on the Lord's side? Come to me.” And all the sons of Levi gathered around him.

Genesis 34:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So Hamor and his son Shechem came to the gate of their city and spoke to the men of their city, saying,

Genesis 28:12-17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it! And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, “I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. The land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring. Your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in you and your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.” ...

Genesis 23:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Abraham listened to Ephron, and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver that he had named in the hearing of the Hittites, four hundred shekels of silver, according to the weights current among the merchants.

Genesis 23:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now Ephron was sitting among the Hittites, and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the Hittites, of all who went in at the gate of his city,

Revelation 21:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Revelation 12:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Revelation 5:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”

Revelation 5:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?”

2 Peter 2:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

2 Peter 2:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.

2 Peter 2:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.

2 Timothy 4:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

1 Corinthians 2:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

Acts 13:39 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.

Acts 7:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And Stephen said: “Brothers and fathers, hear me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran,

Acts 1:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said,

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