Mark 4:19
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New International Version
but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.

New Living Translation
but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced.

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.

Berean Study Bible
but the cares of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth, and the desire for other things come in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Berean Literal Bible
and the cares of this age and the deceit of riches, and the desires of the other things entering in, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

New American Standard Bible
but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but the worries of this age, the seduction of wealth, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

International Standard Version
but the worries of life, the deceitful pleasures of wealth, and the desires for other things come in and choke the word so that it can't produce a crop.

NET Bible
but worldly cares, the seductiveness of wealth, and the desire for other things come in and choke the word, and it produces nothing.

New Heart English Bible
and the cares of the age, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And the cares of this world and the seductiveness of wealth and other desires are entering in and choking the word and it becomes unfruitful.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
but the worries of life, the deceitful pleasures of riches, and the desires for other things take over. They choke the word so that it can't produce anything.

New American Standard 1977
and the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches and the lusts of other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

King James 2000 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 becomes unfruitful.

American King James Version
And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becomes 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.

Darby Bible Translation
and the cares of life, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things, entering in, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

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.

World English Bible
and the cares of this age, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Young's Literal Translation
and the anxieties of this age, and the deceitfulness of the riches, and the desires concerning the other things, entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-20 This parable contained instruction so important, that all capable of hearing were bound to attend to it. There are many things we are concerned to know; and if we understand not the plain truths of the gospel, how shall we learn those more difficult! It will help us to value the privileges we enjoy as disciples of Christ, if we seriously consider the deplorable state of all who have not such privileges. In the great field of the church, the word of God is dispensed to all. Of the many that hear the word of the gospel, but few receive it, so as to bring forth fruit. Many are much affected with the word for the present, who yet receive no abiding benefit. The word does not leave abiding impressions upon the minds of men, because their hearts are not duly disposed to receive it. The devil is very busy about careless hearers, as the fowls of the air go about the seed that lies above ground. Many continue in a barren, false profession, and go down to hell. Impressions that are not deep, will not last. Many do not mind heart-work, without which religion is nothing. Others are hindered from profiting by the word of God, by abundance of the world. And those who have but little of the world, may yet be ruined by indulging the body. God expects and requires fruit from those who enjoy the gospel, a temper of mind and Christian graces daily exercised, Christian duties duly performed. Let us look to the Lord, that by his new-creating grace our hearts may become good ground, and that the good seed of the word may produce in our lives those good words and works which are through Jesus Christ, to the praise and glory of God the Father.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Sower Explained
18Still others are like the seeds sown among the thorns. They hear the word, 19but the cares of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth, and the desire for other things come in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. 20Yet others are like the seeds sown on good soil. They hear the word, receive it, and produce a crop—thirtyfold, sixtyfold, or a hundredfold.”…
Cross References
Proverbs 23:4
Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it.

Matthew 13:22
The seed sown among the thorns is the one who hears the word, but the worries of this world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Mark 4:18
Still others are like the seeds sown among the thorns. They hear the word,

Luke 21:34
But watch yourselves, or your hearts will be weighed down by dissipation, drunkenness, and the worries of life--and that day will spring upon you suddenly like a snare.

Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.

Ephesians 2:2
in which you used to walk when you conformed to the ways of this world and of the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit who is now at work in the sons of disobedience.

Ephesians 6:12
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world's darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

1 Timothy 6:9
Those who want to be rich, however, fall into temptation and become ensnared by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.

1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. By craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.
Treasury of Scripture

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

the cares.

Luke 10:41 And Jesus answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, you are careful …

Luke 12:17-21,29,30 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I …

Luke 14:18-20 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said …

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged …

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication …

2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is …

the deceitfulness.

Proverbs 23:5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? for riches certainly …

Ecclesiastes 4:8 There is one alone, and there is not a second; yes, he has neither …

Ecclesiastes 5:10-16 He that loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that …

1 Timothy 6:9,10,17 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and …

and the lusts.

1 Peter 4:2,3 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to …

1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If …

unfruitful.

Isaiah 5:2,4 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted …

Matthew 3:10 And now also the ax is laid to the root of the trees: therefore every …

John 15:2 Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away: and every …

Hebrews 6:7,8 For the earth which drinks in the rain that comes oft on it, and …

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, …

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