Luke 8:14

And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And that which fell among thornes, are they, which when they haue heard, goe forth, and are choked with cares and riches, and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruite to perfection.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The {seed} which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of {this} life, and bring no fruit to maturity.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And that which fell among the thorns, these are they that have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of `this' life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And those which went among thorns are those who have given hearing, and go on their way, but they are overcome by cares and wealth and the pleasures of life, and they give no fruit.
- Basic English Bible

But that that fell where the thorns were, these are they who having heard go away and are choked under cares and riches and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
- Darby Bible

And that which fell among thorns are they, who, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
- Webster's Bible

That which fell among the thorns means those who have heard, but as they go on their way, the Message is stifled by the anxieties, wealth and gaieties of time, and they yield nothing in perfection.
- Weymouth Bible

That which fell among the thorns, these are those who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity.
- World English Bible

But that that fel among thornes, ben these that herden, and of bisynessis, and ritchessis, and lustis of lijf thei gon forth, and ben stranglid, and bryngen forth no fruyt.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And that which fell to the thorns: These are they who have heard, and going forth, through anxieties, and riches, and pleasures of life, are choked, and bear not to completion.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Luke 8:14

  • John Armstrong for verse 14
    Here Jesus is saying to us that we allow the things of this world to become more important to then our life in Him. To many distractions to many worldly interests, to many of our fleshly desires have priority over our lives then building our relationship with God. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto us. If God is first then the things we so often strive to achieve God allows us to be rewarded only if our Trust and Faith is in Him.

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