Matthew 13:22
Good News Translation
The seeds that fell among thorn bushes stand for those who hear the message; but the worries about this life and the love for riches choke the message, and they don't bear fruit.

Contemporary English Version
The seeds that fell among the thornbushes are also people who hear the message. But they start worrying about the needs of this life and are fooled by the desire to get rich. So the message gets choked out, and they never produce anything.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he that received the seed among thorns, is he that heareth the word, and the care of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choketh up the word, and he becometh fruitless.

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And he that received the seed among thorns, is he that heareth the word, and the care of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choketh up the word, and he becometh fruitless.

seed.

Matthew 13:7 And others fell among thorns: and the thorns grew up and choked them.

Mark 4:18 And others there are who are sown among thorns: these are they that hear the word,

Luke 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they who have heard and, going their way, are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life and yield no fruit.

Luke 18:24 And Jesus seeing him become sorrowful, said: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God

2 Timothy 4:10 Crescens into Galatia, Titus into Dalmatia.

the care.

Matthew 6:24,25 No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. . . .

Matthew 19:16-24 And behold one came and said to him: Good master, what good shall I do that I may have life everlasting? . . .

Genesis 13:10-13 And Lot lifting up his eyes, saw all the country about the Jordan, which was watered throughout, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrha, as the paradise of the Lord, and like Egypt as one comes to Segor. . . .

Joshua 7:20,21 And Achan answered Joshua, and said to him: Indeed I have sinned against the Lord, the God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done. . . .

2 Kings 5:20-27 But Giezi, the servant of the man of God, said: My master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving of him that which he brought: as the Lord liveth, I will run after him, and take something of him. . . .

Jeremiah 4:3 For thus saith the Lord to the men of Juda and Jerusalem: Break up anew your fallow ground, and sow not upon thorns:

Mark 10:23-25 And Jesus looking round about, saith to his disciples: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! . . .

Luke 12:15,21,29,30 And he said to them: Take heed and beware of all covetousness: for a man's life doth not consist in the abundance of things which he possesseth. . . .

Luke 14:16-24 But he said to him: A certain man made a great supper and invited many. . . .

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest perhaps your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and the cares of this life: and that day come upon you suddenly.

Acts 5:1-11 But a certain man named Ananias, with Saphira his wife, sold a piece of land, . . .

Acts 8:18 And when Simon saw that, by the imposition of the hands of the apostles, the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,

1 Timothy 6:9,10 For they that will become rich fall into temptation and into the snare of the devil and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition. . . .

2 Peter 2:14,15 Having eyes full of adultery and of sin that ceaseth not: alluring unstable souls: having their heart exercised with covetousness: children of malediction. . . .

1 John 2:15,16 Love not the world, nor the things which are in the world. If any man love the world, the charity of the Father is not in him. . . .

Jude 1:11 Woe unto them! For they have gone in the way of Cain: and after the error of Balaam they have for reward poured out themselves and have perished in the contradiction of Core.

the deceitfulness.

Psalm 52:7 Behold the man that made not God his helper: But trusted in the abundance of his riches: and prevailed in his vanity.

Psalm 62:10 Trust not in iniquity, and covet not robberies: if riches abound, set not your heart upon them.

Proverbs 11:28 He that troubleth his own house, shall inherit the winds: and the fool shall serve the wise.

Proverbs 23:5 Lift not up thy eyes to riches which thou canst not have: because they shall make themselves wings like those of an eagle, and shall fly towards heaven.

Ecclesiastes 4:8 There is but one, and he hath not a second, no child, no brother, and yet he ceaseth not to labour, neither are his eyes satisfied with riches, neither doth he reflect, saying: For whom do I labour, and defraud my soul of good things? in this also is vanity, and a grievous vexation.

Ecclesiastes 5:10,11,13,14 A covetous man shall not be satisfied with money: and he that loveth riches shall reap no fruit from them: so this also is vanity. . . .

Mark 4:19 And the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts after other things entering in choke the word, and it is made fruitless.

Luke 18:24,25 And Jesus seeing him become sorrowful, said: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God . . .

1 Timothy 6:17 Charge the rich of this world not to be highminded nor to trust in the uncertainty of riches, but in the living God (who giveth us abundantly all things to enjoy)

choke.

Luke 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they who have heard and, going their way, are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life and yield no fruit.

2 Timothy 4:10 Crescens into Galatia, Titus into Dalmatia.

Jude 1:12 These are spots in their banquets, feasting together without fear, feeding themselves: clouds without water, which are carried about by winds: trees of the autumn, unfruitful, twice dead, plucked up by the roots:

Context
The Parable of the Sower Explained
21Yet hath he not root in himself, but is only for a time: and when there ariseth tribulation and persecution because of the word, he is presently scandalized. 22And he that received the seed among thorns, is he that heareth the word, and the care of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choketh up the word, and he becometh fruitless. 23But he that received the seed upon good ground, is he that heareth the word, and understandeth, and beareth fruit, and yieldeth the one an hundredfold, and another sixty, and another thirty.…
Cross References
Matthew 12:32
And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but he that shall speak against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him neither in this world, nor in the world to come.

Matthew 13:39
And the enemy that sowed them, is the devil. But the harvest is the end of the world. And the reapers are the angels.

Matthew 13:40
Even as cockle therefore is gathered up, and burnt with fire: so shall it be at the end of the world.

Matthew 19:23
Then Jesus said to his disciples: Amen, I say to you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 4:19
And the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts after other things entering in choke the word, and it is made fruitless.

Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be reformed in the newness of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and the acceptable and the perfect will of God.

1 Corinthians 1:20
Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1 Corinthians 2:6
Howbeit we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, neither of the princes of this world that come to nought.

1 Corinthians 2:8
Which none of the princes of this world knew. For if they had known it, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory.

1 Corinthians 3:18
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine unto them.

Galatians 1:4
Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present wicked world, according to the will of God and our Father:

Ephesians 2:2
Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of this air, of the spirit that now worketh on the children of unbelief:

1 Timothy 6:9
For they that will become rich fall into temptation and into the snare of the devil and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition.

1 Timothy 6:10
For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith and have entangled themselves in many sorrows.

Additional Translations
The seed sown among the thorns is the one who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

And the one having been sown among the thorns, this is the one hearing the word, but the care of this present age and the deceit of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

He also that received seed among the thorns is he that hears the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

And he that was sown among the thorns, this is he that heareth the word; and the care of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

And he that is sown among the thorns -- this is he who hears the word, and the anxious care of this life, and the deceit of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

And he that was sown among the thorns, this is he that heareth the word; and the care of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

He who has received the seed among the thorns is the man who hears the Message, but the cares of the present age and the delusions of riches quite stifle the Message, and it becomes unfruitful.

What was sown among the thorns, this is he who hears the word, but the cares of this age and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

'And that sown toward the thorns, this is he who is hearing the word, and the anxiety of this age, and the deceitfulness of the riches, do choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
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