Bill Mounce

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πύλη, -ης, ἡ
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(city) gate
a gate, Mt. 7:13, 14; Lk. 7:12; Acts 12:10; πύλαι ᾅδου, the gates of hades, the nether world and its powers, the powers of destruction, dissolution, Mt. 16:18

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Matthew 7:13 “Enter through the narrow gate (pylēs | πύλης | gen sg fem). For wide is the gate (pylē | πύλη | nom sg fem) and easy the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter through it.
Matthew 7:14 How narrow is the gate (pylē | πύλη | nom sg fem) and difficult the way that leads to life, and few are those who find it!
Matthew 16:18 And I say to you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates (pylai | πύλαι | nom pl fem) of Hades will not overpower it.
Luke 7:12 As Jesus approached the gate (pylē | πύλῃ | dat sg fem) of the town, a man who had died was being carried out — the only son of his mother (she was a widow). A large crowd was with her.
Acts 3:10 and recognized him — that he was the one who used to sit and ask for alms at the Beautiful Gate (pylē | πύλῃ | dat sg fem) of the temple. And they were filled with awe and amazement at what had happened to him.
Acts 9:24 but their plot was made known to Saul. They kept close watch on the gates (pylas | πύλας | acc pl fem) day and night so that they might kill him;
Acts 12:10 When they had passed the first guard and the second, they came to the iron gate (pylēn | πύλην | acc sg fem) that leads into the city, which of its own accord opened for them, and they went out and went down one street, and immediately the angel left him.
Acts 16:13 And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate (pylēs | πύλης | gen sg fem) to the riverside, where we thought there would be a place of prayer, and we sat down and spoke to the women who had gathered there.
Hebrews 13:12 So Jesus also suffered outside the city (pylēs | πύλης | gen sg fem) gate (pylēs | πύλης | gen sg fem) in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.