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Matthew 13:7

13:7 Other seeds fell among the thorns, 1  and they grew up and choked them. 2 

Matthew 13:22

13:22 The 3  seed sown among thorns is the person who hears the word, but worldly cares and the seductiveness of wealth 4  choke the word, 5  so it produces nothing.

1 sn Palestinian weeds like these thorns could grow up to six feet in height and have a major root system.

2 sn That is, crowded out the good plants.

3 tn Here δέ (de) has not been translated.

4 tn Grk “the deceitfulness of riches.” Cf. BDAG 99 s.v. ἀπάτη 1, “the seduction which comes from wealth.”

5 sn That is, their concern for spiritual things is crowded out by material things.

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