Mark 4:7

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

Read Mark 4:7 Using Other Translations

And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain.
Other seed fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants so they produced no grain.

What does Mark 4:7 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.

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