Mark 4:18

18 Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word;

Mark 4:18 in Other Translations

18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
18 And others are the ones sown among thorns. They are those who hear the word,
18 The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word,
18 "The seed cast in the weeds represents the ones who hear the kingdom news
18 Others are sown among thorns; these are the ones who hear the word,

Mark 4:18 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 4:18

And these are they that are sown among thorns
Such hearers of the word are designed by the thorny ground, upon which other seed fell, as it was sown, who are of worldly dispositions; who are immoderately careful and anxious about the things of this life, and are bent upon acquiring earthly riches, and gratifying their carnal and sensual appetites:

such as hear the word;
who notwithstanding are prevailed upon through custom, or the dictates of their consciences, to attend upon the ministry of the word.

Mark 4:18 In-Context

16 Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy.
17 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.
18 Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word;
19 but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.
20 Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.”
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