Matthew 7:16; Matthew 13:7; Matthew 13:22; Matthew 27:29
"You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?
"Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out.
"And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand; and they knelt down before Him and mocked Him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"