14 Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, (A)riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity.

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14 And the seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked by worries, riches, and pleasures of this life, and they bring no fruit to maturity.

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14 The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, but as they go on their way they are suffocated with the anxieties and riches and pleasures of this life, and they bring no fruit to maturity.

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14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches(A) and pleasures, and they do not mature.

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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.

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Do Not Love the World

15 (A)Do not love the world or the things in the world. (B)If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

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Do Not Love the World

15 Do not love (A)the world nor the things in the world. (B)If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

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Do Not Love the World

15 Do not love the world [of sin that opposes God and His precepts], nor the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

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On Not Loving the World

15 Do not love the world or anything in the world.(A) If anyone loves the world, love for the Father[a] is not in them.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 2:15 Or world, the Father’s love

15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

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You have lived on the earth in pleasure and [a]luxury; you have [b]fattened your hearts [c]as in a day of slaughter.

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  1. James 5:5 indulgence
  2. James 5:5 Lit. nourished
  3. James 5:5 NU omits as

You have [a](A)lived for pleasure on the earth and lived luxuriously; you have [b]fattened your hearts in (B)a day of slaughter.

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  1. James 5:5 Or led a life of self-indulgence
  2. James 5:5 Lit nourished

On the earth you have lived luxuriously and abandoned yourselves to soft living and led a life of wanton pleasure [self-indulgence, self-gratification]; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.

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You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves(A) in the day of slaughter.[a](B)

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  1. James 5:5 Or yourselves as in a day of feasting

Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

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17 He who loves pleasure will be a poor man;
He who loves wine and oil will not be rich.

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17 One who (A)loves pleasure will become a poor person;
One who loves wine and oil will not become rich.

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He who loves [only selfish] pleasure will become a poor man;
He who loves and is devoted to [a]wine and [olive] oil will not become rich.

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  1. Proverbs 21:17 I.e. items associated with lavish feasting and excessive luxury.

17 Whoever loves pleasure will become poor;
    whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich.(A)

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17 He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

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For (A)we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.

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