MATTHEW 13:22

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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.

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Matthew 13:22 Translation & Meaning

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He The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) He
also δὲ But, and, etc also
that received seed σπαρείς, To scatter, i.e., sow (literally or figuratively) received seed
among εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases among
the τὰς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
thorns ἀκάνθας A thorn thorns
is ἐστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
he οὗτός The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) he
that heareth ἀκούων To hear (in various senses) heareth
the τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
word; 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) word
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
care μέριμνα Solicitude care
of this τούτου Of (from or concerning) this (person or thing) of this
world, αἰῶνος Properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity (also past); by implication, the world; specially (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future) world
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
deceitfulness ἀπάτη Delusion deceitfulness
of riches, πλούτου Wealth (as fulness), i.e., (literally) money, possessions, or (figuratively) abundance, richness, (specially), valuable bestowment riches
choke συμπνίγει To strangle completely, i.e., (literally) to drown, or (figuratively) to crowd choke
the τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
word, 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) word
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
he becometh γίνεται To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) becometh
unfruitful. ἄκαρπος Barren (literally or figuratively) unfruitful

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  • 20  But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;

  • 21  Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.

  • 22  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.

  • 23  But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

  • 24  Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:




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