Amidst the thorns (en meswi twn akanqwn). Mark 4:7 has ei (among) and Matthew 13:7 has epi "upon." Grew with it (sunpueisai). Same participle as puen above with sun- (together). Choked (apepnixan). From apopnigw, to choke off as in Matthew 13:7 . In Mark 4:7 the verb is sunepnixan (choked together).