From: LUKE #26 - 13:22-35)
M. 13:22-35 TWO ANSWERS: NUMBER OF SAVED - AND ISRAEL'S FUTURE
1. 13:22-30 WARNING AGAINST A MERE PROFESSION
a. 13:22 JESUS' TRAVELING MINISTRY
Kai di-e-poREUe-to kaTA POleis kai KOmas ,
And he went on his way through cities and villages,
diDAskon, kai poREIan poiOUme-nos eis Ie-roSOlu-ma.
teaching, and journeying on unto Jerusalem.
b. 13:23 And a certain one said to him, Lord, are the saved few?
EIpen DE tis auTO, KUri-e, ei oLIgoi hoi soZOme-noi ?
c. 13:24-27 WARNING: MAKE USE OF “TIME” TO ENTER NARROW DOOR
ho de EIpen pros auTOUS, A-goNIzes-the  ei-selTHEIN diA tes steNES  THUras :
And he said unto them, Strive to enter by the narrow door:
HOti polLOI, LEgo huMIN, zeTEsou-sin ei-selTHEIN,
for many, I say unto you, shall seek to enter,
kai ouk iSCHUsou-sin  aph' hou an e-gerTHE ho oi-ko-deSPOtes ,
and shall not be able 25when once the house-master is risen up,
kai a-poKLEIse  ten THUran, kai ARxes-the Exo heSTAnai,
and has shut to the door, and you begin to stand without,
kai KROUein  ten THUran, LEgon-tes, KUri-e, Anoi-xon  heMIN;
and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, open to us;
kai a-po-kriTHEIS eREI huMIN, Ouk OIda  huMAS POthen esTE;
and he shall answer andsay to you, I do not know you from where you are;
TOte ARxes-the LEgein, E-PHAgo-men  eNOpiON sou
26then shall you begin to say, We were eating in your presence
kai ePIo-men , kai en tais plaTEIais  heMON eDIda-xas;
and drinking, and you did teach in our :streets;
kai eREI, LEgon huMIN, Ouk OIda  POthen esTE;
27and he shall speak, saying to you, I do not know from where you are;
aPOste-te  ap' eMOU, PANtes erGAtai a-diKIas .
depart from me, all workers of iniquity.
d. 13:28 DISASTER FOR NOT TAKING RIGHT OPPORTUNITY
eKEI EStai ho klauthMOS  kai ho brugMOS  ton oDONton ,
There shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth,
HOtan Opses-the A-braAM, kai I-saAK, kai IaKOB, kai PANtas tous proPHEtas,
when you should see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets,
en te ba-siLEIa  tou TheOU, huMAS de ek-bal-loMEnous [15440 Exo.
in the kingdom of :God, and yourselves cast forth without.
e. 13:29 THOSE WHO WILLAVAIL THEMSELVES
kai Exou-sin aPO a-na-toLON  kai dusMON , kai aPO borRA 1005] kai NOtou ,
And they shall come from east and west, and from north and south,
kai a-na-kliTHEson-tai  en te ba-siLEIa tou TheOU.
and shall sit down in the kingdom of :God.
f. 13:30 And lo, thereare last who shall be first, and thereare first who shall be last.
kai iDOU, eiSIN Escha-toi hoi Eson-tai PROtoi , KAI ei-sin PROtoi hoi Eson-tai Escha-toi.
2. 13:31-35 JESUS' APPOINTMENT WITH JERUSALEM
a. 13:31 PHARISEES WARN JESUS
En auTE te HOra proSELthan ti-nes Pha-riSAIoi, LEgon-tes auTO,
In that very :hour certain Pharisees came, saying to him,
Exel-the, kai poREUou enTEUthen: HOti HeROdes THElei se a-pokTEInai.
Get youout, and go from here: for Herod wishes to kill you.
b. 13:32 JESUS' ANSWER TO HEROD
kai EIpen auTOIS, Po-reuTHENtes EIpa-te te aLOpe-ki  TAUte, I-DOU,
And he said to them, Go andsay to that :fox, Lo,
ekBALlo daiMOni-a  kai iAseis  a-po-teLO  SEme-ron kai AUri-on, kai te TRIte te-leiOUmai.
I cast out demons and accomplish healings today and tomorrow, and the third dayI am perfected.
c. 13:33 THE DARK NATURE OF JERUSALEM
plen DEI me SEme-ron kai AUri-on kai te e-choMEne poREUes-thai:
Nevertheless I must go on today and tomorrow and the dayfollowing:
HOti ouk enDEche-tai  proPHEten a-poLESthai  Exo Ie-rou-saLEM .
for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
d. 13:34 THE REFUSAL OF JERUSALEM
Ie-rou-saLEM, Ie-rou-saLEM, he a-pokTEInou-sa  tous proPHEtas,
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that kills the prophets,
kai li-tho-boLOUsa  tous a-pe-stalMEnous  pros auTEN!
and stones those sent unto her!
poSAkis eTHEle-sa e-pi-suNAxai  ta TEKna sou, hon TROpon  ORnis 
how oft would I have gathered your :children together, even as a hen
ten he-auTES nos-siAN  huPO tas PTEru-gas , kai ouk e-theLEsa-te!
gathersher own brood under her:wings, and you would not!
e. 13:35 THE WORD OF DELIVERANCE FOR JERUSALEM
iDOU, aPHIe-tai huMIN ho OIkos huMON; LEgo de huMIN,
Lo, your :house is left untoyou; and I say unto you,
ou me IdeTE me, HEos EIpe-te, Eu-lo-geMEnos  ho erCHOme-nos en oNOma-ti  KuRIou.
You shall in nowise see me, until you shall say, Blessed who comes in theLord's name.
NOTE: (2010-12-08) - 13:22-30 - Christian Professorsare not necessarily Possessors! The inquirer in verse 23 is not uncommon. People wonder. But here Jesus leaves none in doubt. There isa narrow door to enter the Kingdom of God. It is notas difficult as some would make it - but it is farfrom as easy as others would say and teach. It is far better notto listen too closely to fellow human beings. Rather, go backto the true words of Jesus and His apostles. If there are those who do notspeak in accordance with God's words - it is because there is no lightin them. Proveallthings! Take nothing for granted! The risks are too great. There isa heaven to gain, and a hell to shun! Jesus and His apostles said so! Is it worth taking a chance by listening to and following those who do notline up with these words? For me- I have made up my mind 66 years ago - I have made my choice - I sidewith Jesus and His apostles, and His 8 NT writers! I find that herethere is safety! - herethere is security. Eternity is too long a time to play fast and loose with. Our 70-90 years down here is altogether too short a time to put all our hopes on, and ignore the possibility of a very long future in one of two places.
You say - But I don't believe what you believe and say. But - what ifI am correct, and youare wrong and short-sighted? Is such a possibility worth gambling on? Notfor me! The possibility of such a future is too greatto gamble on. And Jesus said - the vast majoritythrough carelessness are on the Broadway of eternal destruction, and fewlike myself, are on the narrow way of eternal life. It is appointed unto man onceto die - and - after that- the Judgment! These are the words of Jesus through His NT writers. Too sober - and too important to fool around with. God wants this word of the Good News of His Kingdom to reach everyhuman being. What they do with it is their choice- but at the Judgment - the foolish ones will be without excuse! They heard, but either neglected - or made the wrong choice. I have notneglected, and I believe I have made the correctchoice. I invite allfellow human beings to join me in my choice. Why not? you have little to lose. If you deny yourself in this life - it is only up to 90 or so years at the most - but thenall the wonders of God's Presence, Heaven and Paradise lie before you!
13:31-35- What we do with Jesus- is the critical question in this life. The Father sent Him. He came 2000 years ago as the Son of :man in the Name of the Father - of God - Jehovah! His name in Hebrew, Yeshua, means “Jehovah is our Salvation”, for He alone saves His people from their sins. In His humanity, He is a Jew! In His deity, He is God! Jerusalem refused Him! How sad! But the smallremnant who received Him, will notbe disappointed or ashamed. When He returns - which is very soon, those who see the wounds in His hands and feet and side - and who will say, Blessed is He - Jesus - who returns in the Name of Jehovah - theywill see Him, be received by Him, and inherit the new heaven and the new earth!
So - carefully read the words of God'sBible Numeric Interlinear Greek New Testament. Forget the Greek transliteration if you will, but read indeed and carefully the heavy black type English text, and the sentence and paragraph outlines. Don't look at the latter as inspired like the NT text - they are not. Make use of the empty space above - by crossing my outline out and substituting your own - if you can improve on mine - and surely you can!
Bless you friend as you do so! My wife and I both entered God's Kingdom by firstreading HisBible. We received confirmation afterwards by listening to His saints! We learned how to evaluate false, so-called confirmation. We retain the true, and discard the false. J.A.W.