Mark 4:19

The lusts of other things (ai peri ta loipa epiqumiai). All the passions or longings, sensual, worldly, "pleasures of this life" (hdonwn tou biou) as Luke has it ( Luke 8:14 ), the world of sense drowning the world of spirit. The word epiqumia is not evil in itself. One can yearn (this word) for what is high and holy ( Luke 22:15 ; Philippians 1:23 ).