Mark 4:19
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English Standard Version
but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.

King James Bible
And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

American Standard Version
and the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

English Revised Version
and the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

Weymouth New Testament
but worldly cares and the deceitfulness of wealth and the excessive pursuit of other objects come in and stifle the Message, and it becomes unfruitful.

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Vincent's Word Studies

The lusts of other things entering in (αἱ περὶ τὰ λοιπὰ ἐπιθυμίαι)

Lusts, not in the limited sense of mere sexual desire, but in the general sense of longing. The word is also used of desire for good and lawful things (Luke 22:15; Philippians 1:23).

Mark 4:19 Parallel Commentaries

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the cares.

Luke 10:41 And Jesus answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, you are careful and troubled about many things:

Luke 12:17-21,29,30 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits...

Luke 14:18-20 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said to him, I have bought a piece of ground...

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life...

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.

the deceitfulness.

Proverbs 23:5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Ecclesiastes 4:8 There is one alone, and there is not a second; yes, he has neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labor...

Ecclesiastes 5:10-16 He that loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loves abundance with increase: this is also vanity...

1 Timothy 6:9,10,17 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts...

and the lusts.

1 Peter 4:2,3 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God...

1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him...

unfruitful.

Isaiah 5:2,4 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the middle of it...

Matthew 3:10 And now also the ax is laid to the root of the trees: therefore every tree which brings not forth good fruit is hewn down...

John 15:2 Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away: and every branch that bears fruit, he purges it...

Hebrews 6:7,8 For the earth which drinks in the rain that comes oft on it, and brings forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed...

2 Peter 1:8 For if these things be in you, and abound...

Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water...

Cross References
Proverbs 23:4
Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist.

Matthew 13:22
As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.

Mark 4:18
And others are the ones sown among thorns. They are those who hear the word,

Luke 21:34
"But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.

Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Ephesians 2:2
in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience--

Ephesians 6:12
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

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