Mark 4:17

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 (KJV)

Other Translations for 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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

Bible Commentary for Mark 4:17

Wesley's Notes for Mark 4:17


4:19 The desire of other things choke the word - A deep and important truth! The desire of any thing, otherwise than as it leads to happiness in God, directly tends to barrenness of soul. Entering in - Where they were not before. Let him therefore who has received and retained the word, see that no other desire then enter in, such as perhaps till then he never knew. It becometh unfruitful - After the fruit had grown almost to perfection.


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