20 But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately (A)receives it with joy; 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when (B)tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately (C)he stumbles. 22 Now (D)he who received seed (E)among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

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