20 The one sown with seed on the rocky places, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21 yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution occurs because of the [a]word, immediately he [b](A)falls away. 22 And the one sown with seed among the thorns, this is the one who hears the word, and the anxiety of (B)the [c]world and the (C)deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it [d]becomes unfruitful.

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  1. Matthew 13:21 I.e., message
  2. Matthew 13:21 I.e., from the faith
  3. Matthew 13:22 Or age
  4. Matthew 13:22 Or proves to be unfruitful

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