22 Now the one sown among the thorns—this is one who hears the word, but the worries of this age(A) and the seduction[a] of wealth(B) choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

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  1. Matthew 13:22 Or pleasure, or deceitfulness

19 but the worries(A) of this age,(B) the seduction[a](C) of wealth,(D) and the desires(E) for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.(F)

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  1. Mark 4:19 Or pleasure, or deceitfulness

14 For if I pray in another language, my spirit(A) prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.(B)

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22 But the fruit of the Spirit(A) is love,(B) joy,(C) peace, patience,(D) kindness,(E) goodness, faith,[a]

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  1. Galatians 5:22 Or faithfulness

11 Don’t participate in the fruitless(A) works of darkness, but instead expose them.

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For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they will keep you from being useless(A) or unfruitful(B) in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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The Apostates’ Doom

12 These are the ones who are like dangerous reefs[a] at your love feasts.(A) They feast with you, nurturing only themselves without fear. They are waterless clouds carried along by winds;(B) trees in late autumn—fruitless, twice dead, pulled out by the roots;

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Footnotes

  1. Jude 1:12 Or like spots

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