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 for Luke 8:14

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 for Luke 8:14

Wesley's Notes for Luke 8:14


8:15 Who - keep it - Not like the highway side: And bring forth fruit - Not like the thorny ground: With perseverance - Not like the stony.

8:16 No man having lighted a candle - As if ho had said, And let your good fruit appear openly. #Mt 5:15|; Mr 4:21; Lu 11:33.


Discussion for Luke 8:14

  • Ardie carter on Luke 8:14
    I was wondering if. The letter l has any biblical meaning. When I look at the words world and word there is only one difference and that is the letter l. I know there is a reason for everything and just wondering. Any comments?
  • William legon - in Reply on Luke 8:14
    The letter i does refere to most time the person beeing address.
  • NP on Luke 8:14
    In Old Testament, the Jewish people and their ancestors were given the Law to observe. First, What Adam and Eve should observe was that they could not eat the fruits from the tree of wisdom. Then, their son Cain was told that he should not kill. As sins became increased, the laws were also added more. Up to the generation of Moses, the Law in Old Testament was given to Israelites. We know that the Law is good and the Law is used to punish people who commit sins, but people cannot obey the Law because the sinful spirits are in people. Even that we know stealing and giving false testimony are sinful, but greedy and pride spirits in us drive us to do sinful things. So as Old Testament prophesied we need to get rid of our sinful nature from our spirits.

    Ezekiel 36 section 24-27 says: "'For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

    The prophecies are fulfilled when Jesus begins to teach love. The two greatest commandments are " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" Love is above the Law and if people have love they are free from the law of sin and death. People who are full of love will not think about stealing or giving false testimony but are merciful and they feed hungry people or give thirsty people something to drink or invite strangers in or clothe people who need clothes. The Law is for people who commit sins. Nobody will say that he will get reward because he does not steal before. But love is the grace we get.
  • Deo garzon on Luke 8:14
    can you love GOD but still sins
  • Gennie on Luke 8:14
    Truth, forgiveness
  • Robin c Schell on Luke 8:14
    matthew 6 verse 21 please explain
  • Sadhu Sundar Singh on Luke 8:14
    In what aspect John the Baptist was convinced that Jesus has to be increased and he has to be decreased?
  • Ms willie dean jackson - in Reply on Luke 8:14
    john knew it was time for jesus ministry to begin and his to come to a end he prepared the way .
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 8:14
    That's a great biography to read, of Sadhu Sundar Singh, especially of his conversion & relentless ministry with the Gospel.

    John the Baptist knew that he was only "a voice crying in the wilderness" & that his short-term ministry was to alert men to their sins & their need of the (coming) Saviour. Once Jesus' ministry began, John's ministry would slowly fade away - though of course, we know that he shortly afterwards was beheaded by Herod.

    So when John's disciples reported to John that Jesus was baptizing & people were being drawn to him, they thought to themselves that Jesus was over-reaching His authority by doing this & usurping John's ministry. But John explained to them that he (John) was simply the announcer & introducer of Jesus, that Jesus was the 'bridegroom' coming to make up His bride, & John was merely the 'friend of the bridegroom'. So in this vein, it was always in God's Plan that His Son would increase in His influence & ministry to the people, while John's work would now end with Jesus' arrival.
  • K. Smith - in Reply on Luke 8:14
    But don't forget the significates for John baptizing Jesus. Jesus was without sin so why did he come to John to be baptized? (Matthew 3:14)

    Because revealing him as the Messiah, the Christ, through him (John) he had to be baptized by John.

    John did not yet understand that Jesus was actually stepping into the sinners' shoes. And there, where the covenant breakers were confessing their sins, those sins passed onto Jesus and He became sin-laden in our stead. He became the scapegoat for us.


 

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