MARK 4:17

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And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.

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Mark 4:17 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
have ἔχουσιν To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) have
no οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not no
root ῥίζαν A "root" (literally or figuratively) root
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
themselves, ἑαυτοῖς (him- her-, it-, them-, my-, thy-, our-, your-)self (selves), etc themselves
and so ἀλλὰ Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) and so
endure εἰσιν They are endure
but ἀλλὰ Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
for a time: πρόσκαιροί For the occasion only, i.e., temporary time
afterward, εἶτα A particle of succession (in time or logical enumeration), then, moreover afterward
when γενομένης To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) when
affliction θλίψεως Pressure (literally or figuratively) affliction
or Disjunctive, or; comparative, than or
persecution διωγμοῦ Persecution persecution
ariseth γενομένης To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) ariseth
for διὰ Through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional) for
the τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
word's sake, λόγον Something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e., Christ) words sake
immediately εὐθὲως Directly, i.e., at once or soon immediately
they are offended. σκανδαλίζονται To entrap, i.e., trip up (figuratively, stumble (transitively) or entice to sin, apostasy or displeasure) are offended

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  • 15  And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

  • 16  And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;

  • 17  And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.

  • 18  And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,

  • 19  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.




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