Mark 4:17

“And haue no roote in themselues, and so endure but for a time: afterward when affliction or persecution ariseth for the words sake, immediately they are offended.”

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And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
- King James Version

and they have no {firm} root in themselves, but are {only} temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they fall away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, straightway they stumble.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they have no root in themselves, but go on for a time; then, when trouble comes or pain, because of the word, they quickly become full of doubts.
- Basic English Bible

and they have no root in themselves, but are for a time: then, tribulation arising, or persecution on account of the word, immediately they are offended.
- Darby Bible

And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they relapse.
- Webster's Bible

but they have no root within them. They last for a time; then, when suffering or persecution comes because of the Message, they are immediately overthrown.
- Weymouth Bible

They have no root in themselves, but are short-lived. When oppression or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they stumble.
- World English Bible

and thei han not roote in hem silf, but thei ben lastynge a litil tyme; aftirward whanne tribulacioun risith, and persecucioun for the word, anoon thei ben sclaundrid.
- Wycliffe Bible

and have not root in themselves, but are temporary; afterward tribulation or persecution having come because of the word, immediately they are stumbled.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Discussion for Mark 4

  • Mary Leonard
    We can learn so much from this chapter if people would just open up their eyes and ears. As Jesus said, "you have eyes, but cannot see." "you have ears, yet you cannot hear." We need to take His Words and apply them to our daily life and share with others to bring forth fruit to grow for the Kingdom of God.
  • Vanessa
    we live in a world where many thorns and thistles are rising trying to choke out the truth putting it away in a closet or covering it up, we are to be the light not blinded by darkness that think they are doing good by God but still in the grips of the fowler, it's not about the world and embracing sin but delivering the word, a house cant stand divided, you cant have it both ways God Bless
  • Obbie Beal

    18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. (education, more education, laziness, money, more money, careers, cars, cloths, anger, meanness, can easily be thorn(s) in our life if allowed; these will choke the word
  • Stan jett
    Whats the difference in the 'kingdom of God' and the 'kingtom of Heaven'?
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 4:24 and HE said unto them take heed what you hear with what measure you mete it shall be measured unto you and unto --- YOU THAT HEAR --- shall more be given --4:25-- for he that hath to him shall be given and he that hath not --- from him shall be taken even that --- WHICH HE HATH --- ACTS 5:20 GO STAND AND SPEAK IN THE TEMPLE TO THE PEOPLE ---ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LIFE ---
  • BSP
    Verse 9~Jesus did not just want people to hear his words, but he wanted people to act on them.

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