Mark 4:7

7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain.

Mark 4:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
ESV
7 Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain.
NLT
7 Other seed fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants so they produced no grain.
MSG
7 Some fell in the weeds; as it came up, it was strangled among the weeds and nothing came of it.
CSB
7 Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it, and it didn't produce a crop.

Mark 4:7 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 4:7

And some fell among thorns
The word was ministered to some who were eat up with the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and other lusts:

and the thorns grew up, and choked it;
the word did not take place so as to beat down, overcome, and root out these things, nor even to weaken, and keep under, and prevent the influence of them; but these got the ascendant of the word, and prevailed over it, and made it altogether useless and unsuccessful: for whilst it was administered, the minds of these persons were after their riches and worldly things, and gave no heed to the word; and last were prevailed upon, not to attend upon it, but drop the profession of it:

and it yielded no fruit;
it was not the means of grace; faith did not come by it, nor any other grace; nor did it produce good works in the life and conversation.

Mark 4:7 In-Context

5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.
6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.
7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain.
8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.”
9 Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”